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.”
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