Daily Hadith Wed 13-Sep-2017 - 21 Dhul-Hijjah 1438 حديث اليوم
Undesirability of Calling Grapes 'Al-Karm'
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "None of you should use the word Al-Karm for grapes, for Al-Karm is a Muslim (worthy of respect)."[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Another narration is: "Verily, Al-Karm is the heart of a true believer."
Another narration is: "People have named grapes as Al-Karm; verily, only the heart of a believer is Al-Karm."


Commentary:
We learn from this Hadith that all the derivatives from the word Al-Karm can be used legitimately for Muslims only because Muslim is Karim. It is, therefore, wrong to call grapes as Karm.

330/1740 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)
باب كراهة تسمية العنب كرْماً
عَنْ أَبي هُرَيْرَةَ رضَيَ اللَّه عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّم : « لا تُسَمُّوا الْعِنَبَ الْكَرْمَ ، فإِنَّ الْكَرْمَ المُسْلِمُ » متفقٌ عليه . وهذا لفظ مسلمٍ .وفي روَايةٍ : « فَإِنَّمَا الْكَرْمُ قَلْبُ المُؤْمِنِ » وفي رواية للبخاري ومسلِم : « يَقُولُونَ الْكرْمُ إِنَّمَا الْكَرْمُ قلْبُ المُؤْمِنِ » .
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Wed 13-Sep-2017 - 21 Dhul-Hijjah 1438