Food & Drink

Cleansing the utensils of the Mushrikun before using them

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What is the authenticity of the following Hadith

Daraqutni reported from Sayyiduna Abu Tha’labah Al Khushani (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who said:

“I said: O Rasulullah! We interact with the Mushrikun [polytheists] and we do not have vessels other than their vessels.” He replied: ‘Avoid it as much as you can, but if you do not find anything else, then rinse it with water, because water will restore its purity, then cook in it.”

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Barakah (blessings) in three types of transactions

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Kindly advise if the following narration is authentic:

Sayyiduna Suhayb (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“There is Barakah (blessings) in three things, Installment Sales, Muqaradah (Profit Sharing Investments), Mixing wheat with barley for domestic use and not for re-selling”

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Meaning of a statement that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) made regarding Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

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Could the following please be sourced:

Once Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sent Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) to call Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said that Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah is eating. After this occurred for a second time, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “May Allah not satiate him”

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Any virtue for eating melons?

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Rasullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: “None of your women who are pregnant and eat of water melon will fail to produce off spring that is good in countenance and good in character.”

Is this Hadith reliable?

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The hill of Rawha, its masjid and well.

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A famous well between Badr and Madinah by the name of Bir Rauha has been mentioned as a place where 70 Ambiyaa passed by. Is this authentic? Also, is there any significance to the water of this well from Hadith or Pious Predecessors?

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An untraceable Hadith on how honey gains sweetness

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Is the following narration authentic?

 

One day, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)  was on his way to Jihad with his Companions and after choosing a spot, he said to them “Eat whatever you want to eat here”. As they were about to commence eating, one of the Companions said: “Ya Rasullallah! There is nothing else to eat with bread”.

Then a Companion saw a honey bee zapping noisily nearby and asked the Nabi  (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) “Why is this honey bee making such a noise ?” The Prophet replied “This bee is saying that all its fellow bees are uneasy because the Companions haven’t got anything to eat with bread and the bees have a honey comb nearby in the cave but they cannot bring it to the Companions”

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then stated “My beloved Ali, Follow this bee and bring the honey” Hence, Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) followed and returned with a bowl of honey which the Companions ate. As soon as they finished eating the bee returned again zapping about noisily. One of the Companions R.A. enquired “Ya Rasulallah ! Why is the bee making noises again ?”

Nabi  (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied “I have asked this bee a question and it is merely answering it. I asked the honey bee about what its food is and its answer is that its food is the flowers in the hills and the forests”.

Nabi  (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) continued “I then asked the bee that flowers are also sour, bitter and unpleasant in taste. Then how do they transform into a crystal clean and impeccably sweet honey?”

The bee then replied “Ya Rasulallah ! Amongst our species, there lives a rich Queen. When we suck the juices of the flowers then our Queen sends her Salah and durud  (blessings and salutations) upon you and then all the other bees join in sending our durud to You hence all the sourness, bitterness and unpleasantness from the juices of flowers changes into a most sweet syrup and its because of the mercies from Allah Ta’aala.

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Benefits/harms of the mushroom

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Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said that mushroom is a good cure for the eyes; it also serves as a form of birth control and arrests paralysis.

Is this sound?

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Drink water in sips, not gulps

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Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said the best drink in this world is water, when you are thirsty drink it by sips and not gulps, gulping produces sickness of the liver.

Is this reliable?

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Unreliable Hadith on Milk

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Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, improved the brain, renews vision and drives away forgetfulness.’

Is this authentic?

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The simplicity of Sahabah compared to our condition today

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Kindly translate of the following narration:

حدثني من سمع علي بن أبي طالب يقول: إنا لجلوس مع رسول الله –صلى الله عليه وسلم- في المسجد إذ طلع مصعب بن عمير -رضي الله عنه- ما عليه إلا بردة له مرقوعة بفرو، فلما رآه رسول الله –صلى الله عليه وسلم- بكى للذي كان فيه من النعمة والذي هو اليوم فيه، ثم قال رسول الله –صلى الله عليه وسلم-: “كيف بكم إذا غدا أحدكم في حلة وراح في حلة، ووضعت بين يديه صحفة ورفعت أخرى، وسترتم بيوتكم كما تستر الكعبة”. قالوا: يا رسول الله: نحن يومئذ خير منا اليوم نتفرغ للعبادة ونكفى المؤنة. فقال رسول الله –صلى الله عليه وسلم-: لأنتم اليوم خير منكم يومئذ

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