On another page, where the question asks if the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used humour in his daily life, one user gave a very nice answer, but I wanted to clarify something: The date incident that has been used as an example in the user's answer, is it a hadith or from the See-rah? And is it possible for anyone to find me an authentic source of this information?
The date seed incident, as quoted from this answer, is as follows:
One incident I remember is when the Prophet (saws) was with Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra) and they had a dozen dates. As they were about to finish, Ali (ra) saw some people approaching. He quickly moved the pile of 6 pits that he had to the Prophet (saws)'s pile and jocularly told the passersby that the Prophet (saws) had kept all the dates to himself and didn't share! The Prophet (saws) in good spirits said right back: Look at Ali, he eats the dates and he eats the pits as well! (because he didn't have any pits on his side).
This is the page on which I found that answer:
I would be very grateful if someone could help me with this. Thanks :)