Imam Malik's Muwatta, Chapter: The Description of the Prophet, may Allah Bless Him and Grant Him Peace

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From: Imam Malik's Muwatta
Chapter No. 49, The Description of the Prophet, may Allah Bless Him and Grant Him Peace
Hadith No: 36
Narrated/Authority of Yahya bin Said
Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that Umar ibn al-Khattab said, "Beware of meat. It has addictiveness like the addictiveness of wine." Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that Umar ibn al-Khattab saw Jabir ibn Abdullah carrying some meat. He said, "What is this?" He said, "Amir al-muminin. We desired meat and I bought some meat for a dirham." Umar said, "Does one of you want to fill his belly apart from his neighbour or nephew? How can you overlook this ayat? 'You squandered your good things in the life of this world and sought comfort in them.' " (Sura 46 ayat 20).

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