Can this narration be quoted?

Let one of you eat with his right hand and drink with his right hand, and take with his right hand and give with his right hand, for Satan eats with his left hand, drinks with his left hand, gives with his left hand and takes with his left hand



Yes, this narration has been declared authentic and can be quoted.

Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded the Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “You should eat, drink, take and give with your right hand for Shaytan eats, drinks, gives and takes with his left hand.”

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3266)


‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has stated that parts of this narration have been recorded in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim as well. He has declared this chain authentic and the narrators reliable (إسناد حديث أبي هريرة صحيح رجاله ثقات)

(Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1067. Refer: Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2019).


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