Food & Drink

Every pomegranate has a seed from Jannah?

Question

I have recently read a Hadith about pomegranates. Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said,

“There is not a pomegranate which does not have a pip from one of the pomegranates of Jannah in it.” (Abu Nu’aym)

Is it authentic?

If so, how can we have a morsel of food from Jannah even if it is as small as a pip. I thought Jannah food was really good and only reserved for the people of Jannah.

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The virtues of dates and vinegar

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narrations?

1) A house which has dates will never suffer hunger.

2) A household which has vinegar is not short of gravy.

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Warning against degrading another Muslim

Question

Can you kindly explain the meaning of this Hadith?

“Whoever eats a meal at the expense of a Muslim, then Allah will feed him a like amount of Jahannam. Whoever clothes himself at the expense of a Muslim, then Allah will clothe him with a like amount of Hellfire. Whoever gains a position at the expense of a man and for the sake of showing off, Allah will place him among the show-offs on the Day of Resurrection.”

Al-Adab Al-Mufrad

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The strict rules of the Hadith Masters

Question

I once heard in a lecture that the scholars of the past were very strict on grading the authenticity of the narrators of hadith.

The lecturer stated that there are some narrators who were graded as weak because they were seen eating while walking.

Also, some narrator was deemed weak because he was seen eating in public. Is this true? Would you be able to name the narrator who was deemed weak because of eating in public? Is there a reason for this other than it might make others desire the same food? Jazakallah.

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Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) removing a jinn from a Sahabi?

Question

 Is there any such Hadith which states that a woman approached Nabi (sallallau ‘alayhi wa sallam) with her sick son. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, bring the boy close to him. So he was brought to him. He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) spat into the boy’s mouth and said, come out, enemy of Allah. Then, a puppy came out of the mouth of the boy and ran away, and he was cured.

Is there any such Hadith which specifically makes mention of a puppy coming out of the boy’s mouth?

Would that have been a Jinn?

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

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Wudu after eating camel meat?

Question

Should we perform wudu after eating camel meat refer to the below mention Hadith? If not why?

Jabir ibn Samurah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated: A man asked the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) whether he should perform wudu after eating mutton. He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Perform wudu if you wish, and if do not wish, do not perform it. ” He again asked: “Should I perform wudu after eating camel’s meat?” He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Yes perform wudu after eating camel’s meat.”

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Hadiths prohibiting wine/alcohol

Question

Kindly verify the following Hadiths relating to wine:

1) Wine is the gatherer of sin

2) Wine is the route to indecency and is one of the major sins

3) …And do not take to drinking, for that is the mother of all evils

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Four people who will not enter Jannah (early)

Question

Kindly assist with the reference for the following Hadith:

‘There are four kinds of people about whom Allah has decided not to admit to paradise and not let them taste its bliss: the one who is addicted to wine, the one who takes the Riba, the one who exploits the property of an orphan and the man who is disobedient to his parents.’

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Another du’a to be recited after eating

Question

Is the following authentic?

If a person recites the following du’a after eating, he will not be questionable regarding the food:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هُوَ أَشْبَعَنَا وَأَرْوَانَا وَأَنْعَمَ عَلَيْنَا وَأَفْضَلَ

Translation: All praise belongs to Allah, the one who has satiated us, quenched as and has showered us with bounties.

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