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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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar