Hadith on Dawud: David only ate what he earned by work

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The recitation of scripture was made easy for David. He would order that his mount be saddled, and he would finish his recitation before they were saddled. He would never eat but from the work of his own hands.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3235

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ خُفِّفَ عَلَى دَاوُدَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام الْقُرْآنُ فَكَانَ يَأْمُرُ بِدَوَابِّهِ فَتُسْرَجُ فَيَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ قَبْلَ أَنْ تُسْرَجَ دَوَابُّهُ وَلَا يَأْكُلُ إِلَّا مِنْ عَمَلِ يَدِهِ

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