I heard the following:

Hazrat Aisha donated some the whole meat of an animal they owned except a small part, and the Prophet came she said that she gave away the meat for the sake of Allah, but kept his favorite part for him, and the Prophet gave this profound reply: In fact we kept the part you gave and just lost the part you kept.

I searched with numerous keywords with no avail. Would anybody know the source?


The hadith you are asking about is most likely the one that was documented in Jami' at-Tirmidhi as a hassan hadith (and has been elevated to authentic by some scholars):

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ بَشَّارٍ، حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، عَنْ سُفْيَانَ، عَنْ أَبِي إِسْحَاقَ، عَنْ أَبِي مَيْسَرَةَ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، أَنَّهُمْ ذَبَحُوا شَاةً فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏"‏ مَا بَقِيَ مِنْهَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَتْ مَا بَقِيَ مِنْهَا إِلاَّ كَتِفُهَا ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏"‏ بَقِيَ كُلُّهَا غَيْرَ كَتِفِهَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ صَحِيحٌ ‏.‏ وَأَبُو مَيْسَرَةَ هُوَ الْهَمْدَانِيُّ اسْمُهُ عَمْرُو بْنُ شُرَحْبِيلَ ‏.

Abu Maisarah narrated from 'Aishah that they had slaughtered a sheep, so the Prophet (s.a.w) said: "What remains of it?" She said: "Nothing remains of it except its shoulder." He said: "All of it remains except its shoulder."

Jami' at-Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Book 11, Hadith 2470

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