Respect bread. It is from the blessings of the skies and earth. Whoever eats fallen bread from the table cloth for him there is maghfirah [salvation].

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?



This is recorded -with varied wordings- in the following books with weak chains:

Ma’rifatus Sahabah of Abu Nu’aym, number: 3029

Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 840 [22]

Hilyatul Awliya, Hadith: 7118 & 14273

(See Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 153, Mukhtasarul Maqasid, Hadith: 139 & Sharhul ihya, vol.5 pg.220)

The first sentence: ‘Respect bread’ is recorded with a better chain in Mustadrak Hakim, vol.4 pg.122



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar