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20. "The best of you are my generation, then those that follow them and then those that follow them. Then there shall come after them a people who will betray and be untrustworthy, will give witness even though they have not been asked to, will make vows yet will not fulfil them and obesity will appear amongst them." [Bukhâri]

Although the Hadeeth of the Fly is Authentic, You Do Not Have to Drink that Which Disgusts You

Although the Hadeeth of the Fly is Authentic, You Do Not Have to Drink that Which Disgusts You

 


Question:

Just how authentic is the Hadeeth, ÝÅä Ýí ÅÍÏì ÌäÇÍíå ÏÇÁ æÝí ÇáÃÎÑì ÔÝÇÁ "Indeed, in one wing of the fly is the disease, and in the other is the antidote." (Abu Dawud no. 3844 and Al-Bukhari no. 3320, 5782)
Answer:

This Hadeeth, which is related by Al-Bukhari on the authority of Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, is authentic, and Abu Dawud recorded it with the addition:
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"Indeed what is in its wings contains the antidote." (Abu Dawud no. 3844 and Al-Bukhari no. 3320, 5782)

And modern medicine attests to its meaning.

Some people may not feel up to drinking the contents after dipping the fly into the glass, and if they do not feel like drinking, they should not be forced, because a person is not ordered to eat or drink that which disgusts him. In an authentic hadeeth, the Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) permitted others to eat a lizard, but he didn't eat it himself: he said,

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"Indeed it is not from the land of my people, so I have a dislike for it." (Al-Bukhari no. 5537 and Muslim no. 1946)

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Fatawa Islamiyah, Vol. 7, Page 161, DARUSSALAM

 

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