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.”
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