An untraceable Hadith regarding Hudhayfah ibnul Yaman (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) and the morsel of food

Question

Is the story of Sayyiduna Hudhayfah ibnul Yaman (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) true wherein he picked up a morsel of food in a prestigious place and said “Should I leave the Sunnah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) for these fools?

 

Answer

I have not come across this incident occurring to Sayyiduna Hudhayfah ibnul Yaman (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded a similar incident which occurred to Sayyiduna Ma’qil ibn Yasar (radiyallahu ‘anhu). See here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar