What is the authenticity of the Hadeeth “Believers are date-eaters”?

Question 36: It is reported that  A strong believer is better than a weak believer  Is this about physical or spiritual strength and is it the same with regard to wealth and poverty?

Answer: We do not know this to be a Hadeeth Saheeh (authentic). Al-`Ajloonee mentioned a statement with similar wording, popular among people: “Believers are sweet-eaters.” He ranked the report: “The believer is sweet and is a sweet-eater” as Mawdoo` (fabricated)… read more here.