Hadeeth: “If a fly falls into the drink of any one of you…”

Question 34: Some people deny some authentically reported Hadeeth and claim that there are Da`eef (weak) and Munkar (rejected Hadeeth reported by a weak narrator whose narration conflicts with an authentic Hadeeth) Hadeeths in “Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree”. For example, they deny the Hadeeth narrated on the authority of Aboo Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) regarding the ruling in case a fly falls into a drink. They further contest the reliability of the narrator on the pretext that he was a poor person begging people for food.

Answer: First, it is not permissible for a Muslim to deny a Hadeeth judged to be Saheeh (authentic) by Hadeeth scholars, for believing in them is a fundamental part of Eemaan (faith)… read more here.