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No gift was too small for Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to accept

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Is the following Hadith authentic?

Narrated by Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu), Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“If I were invited to eat no matter whether it is a shoulder or merely a trotter, I would accept and if I were given a gift of a shoulder or merely a trotter, I would accept either.”

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in his Sahih. It is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2568, 5178. Also see: Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1429)

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This illustrates the sublime humility of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). He never belittled any gift. May Allah Ta’ala bless us with this quality of appreciation too. Amin

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