Does eating harisa give strength of 40 men ?

  • Status : FABRICATED

Here are the reports copy-pasted :

1) “Uqaili has transmitted this hadith from Muaz bin al-Muthanna from Saeed bin al-Mualla from Muhammad ibn al-Hajjaj from Abdul Malik ibn Umar from Rib’iy from Muaz bin Jabal radhiallahu anhu who says, “I said, “O prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihi wasallam, have you been given any food from paradise?” He (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) replied,
ٲتيت بالهريسه فٲكلتها فزادت في قوتى قوۃ أربعين و في نكاحى نكاح أربعين

“Yes, hareesa was given to me, so I eat it. Hence there has been a forty-fold increase in my strength and libido.”

Thereafter Muaz radhiallahu anhu would not begin making food but with hareesa.”

2) أتاني جبرﺌيل بهريسۃ من الجنۃ فأكلتها فأعطيت قوۃ أربعين رجالا في الجماع

“Jibril (alaihis salaam) brought hareesah to me from Jannah, so I ate it. Hence, I have been given the libido of 40 men.”

The following ‘Ulama have classified the hadith in question as Mawdoo’ (fabricated).

Hafiz Haithamî states in his Majma’ uz Zawa’id (page 38 volume 5) after mentioning this Hadith, (Hadith 465 in the text of al-Masnoo’ of Mulla Ali, not the Hadith in question) “In it’s chain of transmission is Muhammad ibn al-Hajjâj al-Lakhmi, and he is the one who has fabricated this Hadith”. (Sheikh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah, in his footnotes on the Masnoo’ of Mulla Ali al-Qari)

Hafiz al-Dhahabî states in his Mizaanul I’tidaal under the biography of Ibn al-Hajjaj, “He was a hareesa seller. He died in the year 181 AH”.

Ibn ‘Adiy states, “He fabricated the Hadith of hareesa”.

Imam Dâraqutni has said, “He is a liar”.

Ibn Ma’een has said “He is a liar, and evil.”

Hafiz ibn Hajar in Lisaanul Meezaan states regarding Ibn al-Hajjaj’s biography (page 117 volume 5)

Shaykh Abdul Fattâh Abu Ghuddah‘s footnote upon the Al-Masnoo’ fi Ma’rifatil Hadeethil Mawdhoo’ of Mulla Ali al-Qari.

Shaykh Ibn al-Qayyim, whilst recounting the signs of a fabricated Hadith in chapter 14 of his book Al Manaarul Muneef fis Saheeh wad Daeef, brings the 2nd ‘hadith’ quoted above as an example and then the Shaykh elaborates that the words of the hadith seem more reminiscent of being that of doctors and members of religious sects than those of the Messenger of Allah . According to Ibn al-Qayyim this indicates that the hadith is fabricated.

Muhammad ibn al-Hajjâj is also unfortunately the fabricator of the story of the killing of Asmaa bint Marwaan.

(By the way FYI, hareesa is a sweet dish made from wheat flour, Ghee and Honey or Sugar. It’s not the hot chily sauce, like some people eat in the maghreb)

Source :

Source 1

Source 2
and other non-english sources.

Now that you know it’s an ugly seller that concocted this report, will you reject this narration, or are you too aroused to accept the evidence ?

May Allah keep us safe and sound.

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2 Comments on “Does eating harisa give strength of 40 men ?”

  1. Ashraf Says:

    How to prepare hareesah
    Please reply


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