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The extreme hunger and poverty of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says:

“Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would spend several nights in a row hungry and they would not find anything for dinner. Most of their bread was made from barley [without any flour]”

 

Answer

Imams Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and other Muhaddithun have recorded this narration. Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic (hasanun sahih).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2360, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3347)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar