Hadith on Hadith: The Prophet’s miracle for Abu Huraira’s memory

Abu Huraira reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, I hear many traditions from you and I forget them.” The Prophet said, “Spread open your garment.” I spread it and then he placed something from his hand into it, saying, “Wrap it.” I wrapped it around me and I never forgot a tradition ever again.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3448

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنِّي سَمِعْتُ مِنْكَ حَدِيثًا كَثِيرًا فَأَنْسَاهُ قَالَ ابْسُطْ رِدَاءَكَ فَبَسَطْتُ فَغَرَفَ بِيَدِهِ فِيهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ ضُمَّهُ فَضَمَمْتُهُ فَمَا نَسِيتُ حَدِيثًا بَعْدُ

3448 صحيح البخاري كتاب المناقب باب سؤال المشركين أن يريهم النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم آية فأراهم انشقاق القمر