Food provided to Hazrat Maryam

Question

Please provide the status of the following narration:

عن أبي أمامة الباهلي رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال:   إن مريم بنت عمران سألت ربها أن يطعمها لحما لا دم فيه ، فأطعمها الجراد فقالت:  اللهم أعشه بغير رضاع وتابع بينه بغير شياع – يعني الصوت

 

Answer

Both Imams Tabarani and Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Abu Umamah Al-Bahili (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 7631 and Sunanul Bayhaqi vol. 9 pg. 258)

This narration is suitable to quote.

(Refer: Footnotes on Majma’uz Zawaid, Hadith: 6131, At-Tarikhul Kabir, vol. 8 pg. 367, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 8 pg. 279, number: 8144, Ad-Durrul Manthur, Surah Al-A’araf, Verse: 133, Faydhul Qadir, Hadith: 2447, At-Taysir, vol. 1 pg. 344, and As-Sirajul Munir, vol. 2 pg. 18)

 

Translation

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah Al-Bahili (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: ‘Verily Maryam bint ‘Imran requested her Rabb to feed (i.e provide for) her meat void of [flowing] blood thus He fed her the locust. She then [made du’a and] said: “Oh allow it to live without any disdain and allow it to be gathered without any sound (i.e without having to use sounds to summon them, as opposed to herding camels or other livestock).

(See: An-Nihayah Fi Gharibil Hadith, letters: ش ي ع, Faydhul Qadir, Hadith: 2447, and At-Taysir, vol. 1 pg. 344)

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar