Hadith on Earning: Best to eat from work of one’s own hands

Al-Miqdam reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No meal eaten by one of you is better than the meal he eats from the work of his own hands. Verily, the Prophet of Allah, David, upon him be peace, would eat from the work of his own hands.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1966

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ الْمِقْدَامِ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَا أَكَلَ أَحَدٌ طَعَامًا قَطُّ خَيْرًا مِنْ أَنْ يَأْكُلَ مِنْ عَمَلِ يَدِهِ وَإِنَّ نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ دَاوُدَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام كَانَ يَأْكُلُ مِنْ عَمَلِ يَدِهِ

1966 صحيح البخاري كتاب البيوع باب كسب الرجل وعمله بيده