Is this Hadith authentic?
‘Abdullah ibnul Harith (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “In the time of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) we used to eat bread and meat in the Masjid.”
Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith.
Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibnul Harith (radiyallahu ‘anhu) relates: “During the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) we would eat bread and meat in the Masjid.”
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3300)
Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic. ‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain authentic. (هذا إسناد صحيح رجاله ثقات ويعقوب مختلف فيه).
(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 1657 with some addition in the wording, Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1077)
Kindly refer to a reliable Mufti/Darul ifta for rulings of fiqh in this regard.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
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