Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would revere the day of ‘Aashura and a miracle regarding his saliva

Question

What is the source of this Hadith?

كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يعظم يوم عاشوراء، حتى إن كان ليدعوا بصبيانه وصبيان فاطمة المراضيع، فيقول لأمهاتهم: لا ترضعوهم إلى الليل ويتفل في أفواههم، فكان ريقه يجزئهم

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. Imam Abu Ya’la (rahimahullah) has also recorded this narration with variation in the wording.

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 704, vol. 24, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 2589 and Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 7162)

 

Translation

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would revere the day of ‘Aashura so much so that he would call the suckling children and Fatimah’s (radiyallahu ‘anha) suckling children and instruct their mothers not to feed them till the night. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would place his saliva in their mouths and that would suffice them [against hunger].

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar