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Hot Food Has No Barakah

Question

Can you please give me the exact reference to the following Hadith. I have been searching for it for some time and was pleased that it was sent to me.

Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) says: “To allow the food to get cold before partaking of it, for hot food has no barakah.”

Elsewhere we learn hot food weakens the stomach.

Answer

Hereunder are some Hadiths on this topic:

(1) Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Leave the food to cool, for hot food has no blessing.”

(Al-Mu’jamul Awsat of Tabrani, see Majma’uz Zawa’id, vol.5 pg.20 also see Al-Matalibul ‘Aliyah, vol.3 pg.65)

This Hadith is supported by the following Hadith that has been graded as sahih (authentic) by Imam Hibban (rahimahullah): When Sayyidatuna Asma bint Abi Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anha) used to cook tharid (a special type of food), she used to cover it a while till the steam stopped, then she used to say,: “I heard Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saying: “Verily it is greater in blessing.” (Sahih ibn Hibban, vol.7 pg.321)

(2) Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) prohibited from blowing into any drink. (Sunan Tirmidhi, vol.2 pg.11)

This Hadith has been graded as hasan sahih (sound and authentic) by Imam Tirmidhi.

(3) Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu’anhuma) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) forbade from blowing into the utensil. (Sunan Tirmidhi, vol.2 pg.11 and Abu Dawud vol.2 pg.168)

Imam Tirmidhi has graded this hadith as hasan sahih (sound and authentic), and in the narration of Musnad Ahmad, the words, ‘food and drink’ are explicitly mentioned (i.e, that he prohibited from blowing into the food and drink).

More Hadiths on this aspect can be found in Majma’uz Zawa’id, vol.5 pgs.19-20

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar