عن عائشةَ -رضي الله عنها-، قالت: كانَ لأبي بكرٍ الصديق -رضي الله عنه- غُلامٌ يُخرِجُ له الخَرَاجَ، وكانَ أبو بكرٍ يأكلُ من خراجِهِ، فجاءَ يوماً بشيءٍ، فأكلَ منه أبو بكرٍ، فقالَ له الغلامُ: تَدرِي ما هذا؟ فقالَ أبو بكرٍ: وما هُو؟ قالَ: كُنتُ تَكَهَّنْتُ لإنسانٍ في الجاهليةِ وما أحسِنُ الكهانَةَ، إلا أني خدعتُهُ، فلَقِيَني، فأعطَانِي لِذلك، هذا الذي أَكَلْتَ منه، فأدخلَ أبو بكرٍ يدَهُ فقاءَ كلَّ شيءٍ في بطنِهِ.
[صحيح.] - [رواه البخاري.]
المزيــد ...

‘Ā'ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) reported: Abu Bakr As-Siddīq (may Allah be pleased with him) had a slave who used to give him a portion of his daily income as the master's share. Abu Bakr used to eat the food bought with that share. Once he brought him some food and Abu Bakr ate from it. The slave then said: "Do you know what this is?" Abu Bakr said: "What is it?" The slave said: "I did some soothsaying for a man before I embraced Islam, and I was not good at soothsaying but I deceived him. He met me and rewarded me for my work. That is what you have eaten from." Upon hearing this, Abu Bakr inserted his hand (in his mouth) and vomited all that was in his stomach.
[Sahih/Authentic] - [Al-Bukhari]

Explanation

This slave of Abu Bakr had an agreement with him to pay him a fixed levy everyday. One day, he offered him some food, and Abu Bakr ate from it. The slave then said to him, "Do you know what this is?" Abu Bakr said: "What is it?" He answered that it was a reward for soothsaying that he had done for a man before embracing Islam, and that he was not good at soothsaying but he deceived the man, who later met him and gave him a reward. The reward for soothsaying is unlawful, whether the soothsayer is good or bad at soothsaying. The Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) forbade the fee of soothsaying in a Hadīth reported by Abu Mas‘ūd al-Ansāri (may Allah be pleased with him). So when the slave said that, Abu Bakr inserted his hand in his mouth and vomited everything he had eaten, so that he would not nourish himself with unlawful food. That money was unlawful because it was paid in return for an unlawful act, as the fee for a prohibited act is also prohibited.

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