Is the Hadith about giving honey for loosened bowels authentic?

Quran

Hadith

Islamic Text

Yes, it is Sahih (authentic).

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ: أَنَّ رَجُلًا أَتَى النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ: أَخِي يَشْتَكِي بَطْنَهُ، فَقَالَ: «اسْقِهِ عَسَلًا» ثُمَّ أَتَى الثَّانِيَةَ، فَقَالَ: «اسْقِهِ عَسَلًا» ثُمَّ أَتَاهُ الثَّالِثَةَ فَقَالَ: «اسْقِهِ عَسَلًا» ثُمَّ أَتَاهُ فَقَالَ: قَدْ فَعَلْتُ؟ فَقَالَ: «صَدَقَ اللَّهُ، وَكَذَبَ بَطْنُ أَخِيكَ، اسْقِهِ عَسَلًا» فَسَقَاهُ فَبَرَأَ

Abu Sa`id said  a man came to the Prophet ﷺ and said, my brother is complaining about his stomach. He ﷺ said, ‘Give him honey to drink.’ The man returned (after giving the honey), He (the Prophet) ﷺ said, ‘Give him honey to drink.’ The man returned a third time (after giving the honey), He (the Prophet) ﷺ said, ‘Give him honey to drink.’ The man returned and said I have done it. He (the Prophet) ﷺ said, ‘Allah has spoken the truth, and the stomach of your brother has lied. Give him honey to drink.’ So he gave him honey to drink and he was cured. (Sahih al-Bukhari, 5684).

This Hadith is in Bukhari and Muslim (with slightly variant wording) so there is no doubt regarding its authenticity.

And Allah (Most High) Knows best.

– Answered by Shaykh Noorud-deen (03.03.2021)

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