The virtues of dates and vinegar

Question

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.

 

Answer

1. Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha).

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2046. See the commentary here)

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: “The house that has vinegar is not void of gravy.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1841. Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 353)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

 

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