Is there any Hadith which mentions that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) once gave some drink (after drinking some) to the Sahabi on his right and advised him to give it to the elder Sahabi after him.



There is a famous hadith that appears in Sahih Bukhari several times, which states that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) after drinking, saw a young Sahabi (Sayyiduna ibn ‘Abbas) on his right and an elder Sahabi on his left. Since the person on the right has first right, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) asked Sayyiduna Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) if he would forgo his right so that the senior Sahabi could be served before him. Sayyiduna ibn ‘Abbas refused as he wanted to be blessed with the left over of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5620)

This narration mentions that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) requested the young Sahabi before he was to drink and not after, as in your query.

I have not come across any narration that supports your version.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar


التخريج من المصادر العربية

صحيح البخاري (٥٦٢٠):  حدثنا إسماعيل، قال: حدثني مالك، عن أبي حازم بن دينار، عن سهل بن سعد رضي الله عنه: أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أتي بشراب فشرب منه، وعن يمينه غلام، وعن يساره الأشياخ، فقال للغلام: «أتأذن لي أن أعطي هؤلاء؟» فقال الغلام: والله يا رسول الله، لا أوثر بنصيبي منك أحدا، قال: فتله رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في يده.