Can you confirm if the following narration is authentic?
Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“I met Musa on the night of my Ascension to heaven [Mi’raj].” The Prophet then described him saying, “He was a tall person with lank hair as if he belonged to the people of the tribe of Shanuah.’ The Prophet further said, “I met ‘Isa.” The Prophet described him saying, “He was one of moderate height and was red-faced as if he had just come out of a bathroom. I saw Ibrahim whom I resembled more than any of his children did.” The Prophet further said, “(That night) I was given two cups; one with milk and the other with wine. I was asked to take either of them which I liked, and I took the milk and drank it. On that it was said to me, ‘You have been guided to the right path (fitrah). If you had taken the wine, your nation would have gone astray.”
Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded the narration in question. The narration is therefore authentic.
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3394 with slight variation in the wording and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 168)
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