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muslim:2022aAbū Bakr b. Abū Shaybah And Ibn Abū ʿUmar > Sufyān > Abū Bakr > Sufyān b. ʿUyaynah > al-Walīd b. Kathīr > Wahbb. Kaysān Samiʿah from ʿUmar b. Abū Salamah

I was under the care of Messenger of Allah (way peace be upon him), and as my hand used to roam about in the dish he said to me: Boy, mention the name of Allah, and eat with your right hand and eat from what is near to you.  

مسلم:٢٠٢٢aحَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ وَابْنُ أَبِي عُمَرَ جَمِيعًا عَنْ سُفْيَانَ قَالَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ بْنُ عُيَيْنَةَ عَنِ الْوَلِيدِ بْنِ كَثِيرٍ عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ كَيْسَانَ سَمِعَهُ مِنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ قَالَ

كُنْتُ فِي حَجْرِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ﷺ وَكَانَتْ يَدِي تَطِيشُ فِي الصَّحْفَةِ فَقَالَ لِي يَا غُلاَمُ سَمِّ اللَّهَ وَكُلْ بِيَمِينِكَ وَكُلْ مِمَّا يَلِيكَ  


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bukhari:5376ʿAlī b. ʿAbdullāh > Sufyān > al-Walīd b. Kathīr > Wahbb. Kaysān > ʿUmar b. Abū Salamah

I was a boy under the care of Messenger of Allah ﷺ and my hand used to go around the dish while I was eating. So Messenger of Allah ﷺ said to me, 'O boy! Mention the Name of Allah and eat with your right hand, and eat of the dish what is nearer to you." Since then I have applied those instructions when eating.  

البخاري:٥٣٧٦حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ أَخْبَرَنَا سُفْيَانُ قَالَ الْوَلِيدُ بْنُ كَثِيرٍ أَخْبَرَنِي أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ وَهْبَ بْنَ كَيْسَانَ

أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ عُمَرَ بْنَ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ يَقُولُ كُنْتُ غُلاَمًا فِي حَجْرِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ﷺ وَكَانَتْ يَدِي تَطِيشُ فِي الصَّحْفَةِ فَقَالَ لِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ يَا غُلاَمُ سَمِّ اللَّهَ وَكُلْ بِيَمِينِكَ وَكُلْ مِمَّا يَلِيكَ فَمَا زَالَتْ تِلْكَ طِعْمَتِي بَعْدُ  

ibnmajah:3267Abū Bakr b. Abū Shaybah And Muḥammad b. al-Ṣabbāḥ > Sufyān b. ʿUyaynah > al-Walīd b. Kathīr > Wahb b. Kaysān Samiʿah from ʿUmar b. Abū Salamah

“I was a boy in the care of the Prophet ﷺ and my hand used to wander all over the plate. He said to me: ‘O boy! Say the Name of Allah, eat with your right hand, and eat from what is in front of you.’”  

ابن ماجة:٣٢٦٧حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ وَمُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الصَّبَّاحِ قَالاَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ بْنُ عُيَيْنَةَ عَنِ الْوَلِيدِ بْنِ كَثِيرٍ عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ كَيْسَانَ سَمِعَهُ مِنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ قَالَ

كُنْتُ غُلاَمًا فِي حِجْرِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ وَكَانَتْ يَدِي تَطِيشُ فِي الصَّحْفَةِ فَقَالَ لِي يَا غُلاَمُ سَمِّ اللَّهَ وَكُلْ بِيَمِينِكَ وَكُلْ مِمَّا يَلِيكَ  

ahmad:16332Sufyān b. ʿUyaynah > al-Walīd b. Kathīr > Wahbb. Kaysān > ʿUmar b. Abū Salamah

[Machine] For me, it means that the Prophet ﷺ said, "O boy, mention the name of Allah, eat with your right hand, and eat from what is in front of you. This has always been my habit, and my hand does not wander."  

أحمد:١٦٣٣٢حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ بْنُ عُيَيْنَةَ عَنِ الْوَلِيدِ بْنِ كَثِيرٍ عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ كَيْسَانَ عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ قَالَ قَالَ

لِي يَعْنِي النَّبِيُّ ﷺ يَا غُلَامُ سَمِّ اللهَ وَكُلْ بِيَمِينِكَ وَكُلْ مِمَّا يَلِيكَ فَلَمْ تَزَلْ تِلْكَ طُعْمَتِي بَعْدُ وَكَانَتْ يَدِي تَطِيشُ  

tabarani:8299[Chain 1] Aḥmad b. ʿAmr al-Khallāl al-Makkī > Yaʿqūb b. Ḥumayd b. Kāsib > Sufyān > Hishām b. ʿUrwah from his father [Chain 2] al-Walīd b. Kathīr > Wahbb. Kaysān > ʿUmar b. Abū Salamah > Baynamā

“I was a boy in the care of the Prophet ﷺ and my hand used to wander all over the plate. He said to me: ‘O boy! Say the Name of Allah, eat with your right hand, and eat from what is in front of you.’” (Using translation from Ibn Mājah 3267)   

الطبراني:٨٢٩٩حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ عَمْرٍو الْخَلَّالُ الْمَكِّيُّ ثنا يَعْقُوبُ بْنُ حُمَيْدِ بْنِ كَاسِبٍ ثنا سُفْيَانُ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ عُرْوَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ ح وَعَنِ الْوَلِيدِ بْنِ كَثِيرٍ عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ كَيْسَانَ جَمِيعًا عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ قَالَ

بَيْنَمَا أَنَا فِي حَجْرِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ وَكَانَتْ يَدِي تَطِيشُ فِي الصَّحْفَةِ فَقَالَ «يَا غُلَامُ سَمِّ اللهَ وَكُلْ بِيَمِينِكَ وَكُلْ مِمَّا يَلِيكَ»  

tabarani:8304[Chain 1] ʿUbayd b. Ghannām > Abū Bakr b. Abū Shaybah [Chain 2] Aḥmad b. ʿAmr al-Khallāl al-Makkī > Muḥammad b. Abū ʿUmar al-ʿAdanī > Sufyān > al-Walīd b. Kathīr > Wahbb. Kaysān > ʿUmar b. Abū Salamah

[Machine] I was a boy in the presence of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ . My hand would wander in the plate, so the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said to me, "O boy, when you eat, say Bismillah (in the name of Allah), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is in front of you. "My food has been blessed ever since."  

الطبراني:٨٣٠٤حَدَّثَنَا عُبَيْدُ بْنُ غَنَّامٍ ثنا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ ح وَحَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ عَمْرٍو الْخَلَّالُ الْمَكِّيُّ ثنا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَبِي عُمَرَ الْعَدَنِيُّ قَالَا ثنا سُفْيَانُ عَنِ الْوَلِيدِ بْنِ كَثِيرٍ عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ كَيْسَانَ عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ قَالَ

كُنْتُ غُلَامًا فِي حِجْرِ رَسُولِ اللهِ ﷺ كَانَتْ يَدِي تَطِيشُ فِي الصَّحْفَةِ فَقَالَ لِي رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ يَا غُلَامُ إِذَا أَكَلْتَ فَقُلْ بِسْمِ اللهِ وَكُلْ بِيَمِينِكَ وَكُلْ مِمَّا يَلِيكَ «فَمَا زَالَتْ تِلْكَ طِعْمَتِي بَعْدُ»  

nasai-kubra:6726Muḥammad b. Manṣūr > Sufyān > al-Walīd b. Kathīr > Wahbb. Kaysān > ʿUmar b. Abū Salamah

I was a boy under the care of Messenger of Allah ﷺ and my hand used to go around the dish while I was eating. So Messenger of Allah ﷺ said to me, 'O boy! Mention the Name of Allah and eat with your right hand, and eat of the dish what is nearer to you." Since then I have applied those instructions when eating. (Using translation from Bukhārī 5376)   

الكبرى للنسائي:٦٧٢٦أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مَنْصُورٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا الْوَلِيدُ بْنُ كَثِيرٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ وَهْبَ بْنَ كَيْسَانَ يَقُولُ

سَمِعْتُ عُمَرَ بْنَ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ يَقُولُ كُنْتُ غُلَامًا فِي حِجْرِ رَسُولِ اللهِ ﷺ وَكَانَتْ يَدِي تَطِيشُ فِي الصَّحْفَةِ فَقَالَ لِي رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ «يَا غُلَامُ سَمِّ اللهَ وَكُلْ بِيَمِينِكَ وَكُلْ مِمَّا يَلِيكَ» خَالَفَهُ مَالِكُ بْنُ أَنَسٍ  

nasai-kubra:10032Muḥammad b. Manṣūr > Sufyān > Hishām b. ʿUrwah > Abīh Samiʿah from ʿUmar b. Abū Salamah

“I was a boy in the care of the Prophet ﷺ and my hand used to wander all over the plate. He said to me: ‘O boy! Say the Name of Allah, eat with your right hand, and eat from what is in front of you.’” (Using translation from Ibn Mājah 3267)  

الكبرى للنسائي:١٠٠٣٢أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مَنْصُورٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ عُرْوَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ سَمِعَهُ مِنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ قَالَ

كُنْتُ غُلَامًا فِي حِجْرِ رَسُولِ اللهِ ﷺ وَكَانَتْ يَدِي تَطِيشُ فِي الصَّحْفَةِ فَقَالَ لِي رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ «يَا غُلَامُ سَمِّ اللهَ وَكُلْ بِيَمِينِكَ وَكُلْ مِمَّا يَلِيكَ»  

nasai-kubra:10037Muḥammad b. Manṣūr > Sufyān > al-Walīd b. Kathīr > Wahbb. Kaysān > ʿUmar b. Abū Salamah

I was a boy under the care of Messenger of Allah ﷺ and my hand used to go around the dish while I was eating. So Messenger of Allah ﷺ said to me, 'O boy! Mention the Name of Allah and eat with your right hand, and eat of the dish what is nearer to you." Since then I have applied those instructions when eating. (Using translation from Bukhārī 5376)   

الكبرى للنسائي:١٠٠٣٧أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مَنْصُورٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا الْوَلِيدُ بْنُ كَثِيرٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ وَهْبَ بْنَ كَيْسَانَ يَقُولُ

سَمِعْتُ عُمَرَ بْنَ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ يَقُولُ كُنْتُ غُلَامًا فِي حِجْرِ رَسُولِ اللهِ ﷺ وَكَانَتْ يَدِي تَطِيشُ فِي الصَّحْفَةِ فَقَالَ لِيَ النَّبِيُّ ﷺ «يَا غُلَامُ سَمِّ اللهَ وَكُلْ بِيَمِينِكَ وَكُلْ مِمَّا يَلِيكَ»  

bayhaqi:14612[Chain 1] Abū ʿAbdullāh al-Ḥāfiẓ > ʿAlī b. ʿĪsá b. Ibrāhīm > Ibrāhīm b. Abū Ṭālib > Ibn Abū ʿUmar [Chain 2] Abū ʿAmr > al-Ḥasan b. Sufyān > Abū Bakr b. Abū Shaybah > Sufyān > al-Walīd b. Kathīr > Wahbb. Kaysān Samiʿah from ʿUmar b. Abū Salamah

[Machine] I was in the room of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and my hand was inadvertently hitting the tray. He said, "O young boy, say Bismillah (In the name of Allah) and eat with your right hand, and eat from what is in front of you."  

البيهقي:١٤٦١٢أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو عَبْدِ اللهِ الْحَافِظُ نا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عِيسَى بْنِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ نا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ أَبِي طَالِبٍ نا ابْنُ أَبِي عُمَرَ ح قَالَ وَأَخْبَرَنِي أَبُو عَمْرٍو أنا الْحَسَنُ بْنُ سُفْيَانَ نا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ قَالَا نا سُفْيَانُ عَنِ الْوَلِيدِ بْنِ كَثِيرٍ عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ كَيْسَانَ سَمِعَهُ مِنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ قَالَ

كُنْتُ فِي حِجْرِ رَسُولِ اللهِ ﷺ وَكَانَتْ يَدِيَّ تَطِيشُ فِي الصَّحْفَةِ فَقَالَ يَا غُلَامُ سَمِّ اللهَ وَكُلْ بِيَمِينِكَ وَكُلْ مِمَّا يَلِيكَ  

رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ فِي الصَّحِيحِ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ وَرَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ عَنْ أَبِي بَكْرِ بْنِ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ وَابْنِ أَبِي عُمَرَ