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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.

 

Answer

This is actually more authentically recorded as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu’anhuma) in Al-Mu’jamul Kabir of Tabarani (rahimahullah), and its best that we attribute it to him.

‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) comments: ‘It narrators are those of the sahih’

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.5 pg.45)

 

There are other items from Jannah too which Allah has blessed mankind with. One example is the black stone on the Ka’bah.

Similarly, in one Hadith Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘The ‘Ajwah date is from Jannah’

(Sunan Tirmidhi, hadith: 2066. Classified as sound (hasan gharib) by Imam Tirmidhi rahimahullah. Also see Faydul Qadir, hadith: 5679-5680)

 

This is Allah’s favour upon us. Instead of questioning it, we should be appreciating it.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar