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A follow up query on the Sahabi who picked up a morsel of food

Question

In the narration where Sayyiduna Ma’qil ibn Yasar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) picked up a morsel of food which fell, wiped it and ate it, there is mention of farmers or Bedouins poking fun at this. Were they Muslims or Non-Muslims?

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded the narration with the word ‘الأعلاج’ which refers to Non ‘Arab disbelievers.

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 450, vol. 20. Refer: An Nihayah Fi Gharibil Hadith, vol. 2 pg. 245)

 

Therefore, these farmers/villagers were Non Muslims.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar