Narrated Qabisah bin Hulb:
From his father, who said: "I asked the Prophet ﷺ about the food of the Christians. He ﷺ said: 'Do not allow food to put uneasiness in your chest similar to the doubts of Christianity about it."
[Abu 'Eisa said:] This Hadith is Hasan
This is acted upon according to the people of knowledge regarding the permission for the food of the People of the Book.
حَدَّثَنَا مَحْمُودُ بْنُ غَيْلاَنَ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو دَاوُدَ الطَّيَالِسِيُّ، عَنْ شُعْبَةَ، أَخْبَرَنِي سِمَاكُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ قَبِيصَةَ بْنَ هُلْبٍ، يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ أَبِيهِ، قَالَ سَأَلْتُ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ عَنْ طَعَامِ النَّصَارَى فَقَالَ " لاَ يَتَخَلَّجَنَّ فِي صَدْرِكَ طَعَامٌ ضَارَعْتَ فِيهِ النَّصْرَانِيَّةَ " .
قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ .
Comments by Darussalām Publications:
Christians, without any legal reason and genuine cause, used to avoid some lawful foods and make them unlawful for themselves. In this narration Muslims are advised not to follow the Christians regarding foods. They should eat what is lawful for them and should not have any hesitation in eating legal foods.