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Eating twenty one raisins daily

Question

I read the following Hadith in a book on Tibb, however, the English translation of the last two words does not seem to be correct. Kindly provide the correct translation of the Hadith:

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Those who take 21 raisins daily will be free from all diseases which give rise to inferior complex” [Abu Nu’aym]

 

Answer

Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and not as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

 

The correct translation is as follows:

“Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Those who eat twenty one (21) red raisins daily will not see any [illness] that he dislikes on his body.”

(At Tibbun Nabawi: 813)

 

However, Allamah ‘Ajluni (rahimahullah) states, ‘The signs of fabrication are apparent.’

(Kashful Khafa, vol. 2 pg. 136)

 

The Hadith is therefore not suitable to quote.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar