Food & Drink

Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and the miraculous dates

Question

What is the authenticity of the narration which states that Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) had brought some dates to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and asked him to make du’a for barakah. After this there was so much of barakah in those dates that he fed large numbers of people right until the time of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

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Salatul Istisqa (Salah seeking rain)

Question

Is there mention of Salatul Istisqa in the Hadith and did Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) perform it? What is the procedure of performing it and is there a difference of opinion in the method of performing it?

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Eating whatever the host provides

Question

What is the status of the following Hadith?

“It is sufficient for a man to be regarded as evil, that he becomes displeased with whatever [food his host] presents to him.”

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Respect bread

Question

Respect bread. It is from the blessings of the skies and earth. Whoever eats fallen bread from the table cloth for him there is maghfirah [salvation].

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

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Du’a for knowledge, ‘amal, sustenance and cure

Question

I want to know about supplications regarding ilm, rizq, amal etc.

I memorised one of them (no. 1) but I keep hearing different versions of it from scholars (see 2, 3 as examples, and I have heard more versions).

1- Allahumma inni asaluka ‘ilman nafi’an wa rizqan tayyiban wa ‘amalan mutaqabbalan Ya arhamar rahimeen. (I had memorised this one).

2- Allahumma inni asaluka ilman nafi’a was rizqan wasi’a wa ‘amalan mutaqabbala [wa shifa-an min kulli da.]

3- Allahumma inna nasaluka ilman nafia’ wa amalan salihan muta’qabbala wa rizqan wasian halalan tayyiba

My question is; The “masnun” du’as that talk about ilm, rizq, amal etc, do we have multiple authentic narrations on it with different words? If so, on these du’as, is there one text that is more authentic/preferred that is better to use compared to others? Jazakumullahu khayran for this valuable service.

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Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) describing a few Ambiya

Question

Can you confirm if the following narration is authentic?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“I met Musa on the night of my Ascension to heaven [Mi’raj].” The Prophet then described him saying, “He was a tall person with lank hair as if he belonged to the people of the tribe of Shanuah.’ The Prophet further said, “I met ‘Isa.” The Prophet described him saying, “He was one of moderate height and was red-faced as if he had just come out of a bathroom. I saw Ibrahim whom I resembled more than any of his children did.” The Prophet further said, “(That night) I was given two cups; one with milk and the other with wine. I was asked to take either of them which I liked, and I took the milk and drank it. On that it was said to me, ‘You have been guided to the right path (fitrah). If you had taken the wine, your nation would have gone astray.”

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An unauthentic virtue of consuming honey

Question

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once said:

“Eat honey. By Him in whose hand is my soul, the Angels seek forgiveness on behalf of the household that has honey. If a person drinks honey, a thousand remedies enter his stomach and a thousand diseases will come out. If a man dies and has honey in his belly, the fire will not touch his body.”

Is this authentic?

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Challenging the authenticity of a Hadith in Bukhari!

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Is this Hadith Sahih considering its chains?

This is what I read about it:

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, ‘From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk (clothes), the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments, as lawful.’

Although this hadith is in Sahih Al-Bukhari, its chain of transmission is not connected to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing! s be upon him) and this invalidates its authenticity.

Ibn Hazam rejects it for that very reason.

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