A baseless Hadeeth about the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, receiving a gift of grapes
Fatwa No: 298219


Is this incident authentic. Please give the reference:QUOTEOne day a poor man brought a bunch of grapes to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) as a gift.The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) ate one, two, three and then the whole bunch of grapes by himself. He did not offer grapes to anyone present.The poor man who brought those grapes was very pleased and left.One of the companions asked, “O prophet of Allah! How come you ate all the grapes by yourself and did not offer to any one of us present?The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) smiled and said, “I ate all the grapes by myself because the grapes were sour. If I would have offered you, you might have made funny faces and that would have hurt the feelings of that poor man. I thought to myself that it is better that I eat all of them cheerfully and please the poor man. I did not want to hurt the feelings of that poor man.END QUOTE


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.

We did not find this Hadeeth in any of the references that we consulted. Evidently, it has no basis.

Allaah Knows best.

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