What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?
Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“O people, indeed Allah Ta’ala is Pure and accepts only that which is pure. Allah Ta’ala has commanded the believers with the same command that He gave to the Ambiya (‘alayhimus salam). Allah Ta’ala has said: “O Messengers, consume that which is pure and wholesome and perform righteous actions. Indeed I am all aware with what you do.” Allah Ta’ala has mentioned: “O believers, consume from the pure and wholesome foods that We have provided for you.”
Thereafter, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) explained the condition of a person who had undertook a long, arduous journey. His hair was dishevelled and his clothing was covered in dust. He raised his hands to the sky crying in supplication saying, “O my Rabb, O my Rabb .” Whereas his food and drink intake are haram, his clothing is obtained from haram sources; his body is nourished with haram, so how can his du’as ever be answered?”
Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in his Sahih. The narration is therefore authentic.
(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1015)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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