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Undesirability of Calling Grapes ‘Al-Karm’

September 4, 2014
Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 330
Undesirability of Calling Grapes ‘Al-Karm’

1740. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “None of you should use the word Al-Karm for grapes, for Al-Karm is a Muslim (worthy of respect).”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Another narration is: “Verily, Al-Karm is the heart of a true believer.”

Another narration is: “People have named grapes as Al-Karm; verily, only the heart of a believer is Al-Karm.

1741. Wa’il bin Hujr (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Do not say Al-Karm when talking about grapes but say Al-`Inab or Al-Habalah.”

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