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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) cutting meat off a bone

Question

In a narration of Sahih Muslim, what is the meaning of the word ‘Yahtazzu’? Does it refer to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) cutting with a knife or biting meat with his teeth off the bone?

 

Answer

‘Yahtazzu’ refers to cutting with a knife. The very next Hadith clearly mentions, ‘Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) cut off meat from the shoulder of a sheep. He ate from it. He was then called for Salah, he stood up and placed away the knife…’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 355. Also see: Sahih Muslim with Al Minhaj, Hadith: 790-791. Also see Sahih Bukhari with Fathul Bari, hadith: 208)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar