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An unreliable narration regarding a benefit of eating harisah

Question

Is this narration authentic?

According to Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu), Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once complained to Jibril (‘alayhis salam) that he could not have sexual intercourse often enough. “What?” replied the angel, “Why do you not eat harisah? There is the strength of forty men in this dish!” [harisah is a tasty meat dish or a sweet dish prepared with butter, flour and sugar]

 

Answer

This narration has been reported with several chains. However, the Muhaddithun have declared the Hadith very weak/a fabrication. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.

(Refer: At Tibbun Nabawi of Imam Abu Nu’aym, vol. 2 pg. 468/469, Al Manarul Munif, pg. 64, Talkhisu Kitabil Mawdu’at, Hadith: 661, Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 2796, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 253 and Al Asrarul Marfu’ah, Hadith: 59)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar