A query regarding blowing on food removing barakah

Question

Is there Hadith which says that by blowing on ones food the barakah vanishes?

 

Answer

This has been reported in the following Hadith:

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Blowing in food removes the blessings.”

However, the Muhaddithun have declared the narration a fabrication.

(Refer: Talkhisu Kitabil Mawdu’at of ‘Allamah Dhahabi, Hadith: 690 and Al Manarul Munif, Hadith: 118. Also see: Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 258, Al Asrarul Marfu’ah, pg. 420 with footnotes of Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah rahimahullah on Al Manarul Munif, Hadith: 118)

 

See a suitable Hadith prohibiting blowing on food here and here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar