What is the reference for this narration and can it be quoted?
“Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) never combined meat and bread for lunch, nor for dinner, unless he was eating with people.”
Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anha). Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.
(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 270, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 6359)
Also see here.
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