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Eating raw garlic

Question

Is there any Hadith preventing the eating of raw garlic?

 

Answer

The Hadith prevents going to the Masjid after eating raw garlic as the smell will inconvenience others.

 

1) Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said during the Battle of Khaybar, “Anyone who eats any of this plant, i.e. garlic, should not come near our Masjid.”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 853, Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 561)

 

2) Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Anyone who eats any of this plant, i.e. garlic, should not come to our Masjid.” ‘Ibn Jurayj asked ‘Ata (rahimahumallah), ‘What did Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) mean by this?” He said, “I think he only means raw garlic.”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 854, Fathul Bari, Hadith: 854, vol. 2 pg. 341)

 

3) Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Anyone who eats of this plant, i.e. garlic, should not come near our Masjid and should not harm us with the odour of garlic.”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 563)

 

4) Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “He who eats of this foul smelling plant, should not come near our Masjid , for the angels are inconvenienced by the same things that people are inconvenienced by.”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 564)

 

Kindly refer to a Mufti/Darul Ifta for a Fiqh ruling.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar