I was reading this article - https://iqraa.com/BlogPost?Lang=en&Post_ID=10935

It mentions a few hadith about mushrooms

The Messenger of Allah (Allah’s peace be upon him) said, “Mushroom is a sort of manna which Allah sent to children of Israel. Its water is cure for the eyes. (Muslim, Ibn Majah)

Sayiduna Ali (Allah be pleased with him) reports our Prophet (Allah’s peace be upon him) as saying, “Mushroom is a good cure for the eyes.”

Anas Ibn Malik (Allah be well pleased with him) reports the Prophet (Allah’s peace be upon him) saying, “Jannah laughed and the mushroom came out and the earth laughed and its treasures came out.”

I searched for these in sunnah.com and could find reference of the first two hadith, however they mentioned truffles instead of mushroom. Do these hadith apply to other types of mushrooms?

I couldn't find the third hadith anywhere.

1 Answer 1


These ahadith are about desert truffles. Extending them to mushrooms is not self-evident.

The first hadith is saheeh as it is present in Bukhari and Muslim, who have aimed to only include authentic narrations.

الكمأة من المن، وماؤها شفاء للعين

Truffles are like Manna and their water heals eye diseases.

Bukhari and Muslim

The last hadith is obscure, being found mostly in works on medicine rather than in collections of ahadith, and it is likely weak.

ضحكت الجنة فأخرجت الكمأة وضحكت الأرض فأخرجت الكبر

Paradise laughed and the truffles came out and the earth laughed and caper came out.

الطب النبوي - أبو نعيم الإصفهاني

  • Truffles do indeed heal eye diseases according to THIS source. jazakallah.
    – Ren
    Aug 27, 2021 at 15:31
  • Great answer! Can these ahadith be extended to other types of truffles?
    – shawon191
    Aug 28, 2021 at 6:19

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