What is the authenticity of the following narrations?
1) A house which has dates will never suffer hunger.
2) A household which has vinegar is not short of gravy.
1) Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyidatuna ‘Aaisha (radiyallahu ‘anha).
(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 5304)
2) Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration and has graded it as sound (hasan). Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded a similar narration which has the following words:
‘A house that has vinegar will never be destitute’
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1841. Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 353)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
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