Is the Hadith about dipping a fly into your drink authentic?



Islamic Text

Classification: Sahih (Authentic)

The Hadith is in Bukhari, and all Musnad Hadith in Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim are authentic.

أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ، يَقُولُ: قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «إِذَا وَقَعَ الذُّبَابُ فِي شَرَابِ أَحَدِكُمْ فَلْيَغْمِسْهُ ثُمَّ لِيَنْزِعْهُ، فَإِنَّ فِي إِحْدَى جَنَاحَيْهِ دَاءً وَالأُخْرَى شِفَاءً»

(Sayidina) Abu Huraira said that the Prophet ﷺ said, ‘If a fly falls in the drink of one of you, then he should fully submerge  it and then throw it away, because there is disease in one of its wings and cure in the other.’ (Sahih al-Bukhari, 3320).

– Answered by Shaykh Noor ud-deen (04.01.2021)

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All Musnad Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim are Sahih