Is the following Hadith authentic?
“Pomegranate and its rind strengthen digestion(stomach).”
Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says:
“Eat pomegranate with the skin, for it strengthens the stomach”
(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 382)
Hafiz Haythami (rahimahullah) has classified the narrators as reliable (rijaluhu thiqat)
(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 5 pg. 45)
1) The narration in question is reported as the statements of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and should be quoted as such.
2) Imam Ibn ‘Adiy (rahimahullah) has recorded a lengthier version of this narration, transmitted via a fabricator. This lengthy version should not be quoted.
(Al Kamil, vol. 5 pg. 190)
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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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