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A narration on eating extremely hot food

Question

Can this Hadith be quoted?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was once given a boiling hot plate of food. He placed out his hand and then retracted and said: “Allah has not fed us fire.”

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu), with a weak chain.

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 7008, Al Mu’jamus Saghir, Hadith: 934. Refer: AL Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar: 2411 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 5 pg. 20)

 

However, the Hadith is corroborated and therefore suitable to quote. See here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar