Eat and apply olive oil

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Can this narration be quoted?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Eat olive/olive oil and use its oil for indeed it is a blessed tree”



This Hadith has been recorded in several Hadith collections with a few chains [mursalan and mawsulan]. Imam Hakim has declared one version authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs.

The Hadith is suitable to quote.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1850-1851-1852, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3319-3320, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 497 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 122)


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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