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“Praise be to Allah who has fed me and granted me provision.”?

The du’a said after eating, "Alhamdulillah allathi atamani wa razaqanihe wa ja alani minal muslimeen" is from a weak hadeeth but I do not have the proof for it. Someone is asking for proof. Can you please explain it.

Praise be to Alaah

The wording of the hadeeth is: It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed (may Allah be pleased with him) said: When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) ate or drank something, he would say, “Al-hamdu Lillah illathi at’amana wa saqana wa ja’alana Muslimeen (Praise be to Allah Who has given us food and drink and made us Muslims).” 

Narrated by Abu Dawood, 3850; al-Tirmithi, 3457. 

Shaykh al-‘Albani said in his commentary on al-Kalim al-Tayyib (189) by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah: 

Its isnad (chain of narration) is da’eef, because the narrators were confused about it, as explained by al-Hafiz in al-Tahtheeb; and by al-Hafiz al-Mazzi before him in Tuhfat al-Ashraf, 3/353-354; and by Imam al-Bukhari before them in al-Tareekh al-Kabeer, 1/1/353-354; and by al-Nasai in al-Yawm wa’l-Laylah, 288-290. And al-Tirmithi, despite his well-known lenience, did not class it as hasan (sound), 

There are similar ahadeeth (narrations) which are proven from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) concerning this matter, such as the following: 

-         It was narrated from Abu Umamah (may Allah be pleased with him) that when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had finished eating – and one time he said, When the table was cleared – he would say, “Al-hamdu Lillaah illadhi kafana wa arwana ghayra makfiyyin wa la makfoor (Praise be to Allah Who has satisfied our needs and quenched our thirst. Your favour cannot be compensated or denied).” And on one occasion he said, “Al-hamdu Lillahi rabbina ghayr mukfiyyin wa la muwadda’in wa la mustaghna rabbana (Praise be to Allah our Lord. Your favour cannot be compensated, nor can be left, nor can be dispensed with, O our Lord).” Narrated by al-Bukhari, 5459.

-         It was narrated that Abu Ayyoob al-Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him) said: When the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) ate or drank something, he would say, “Al-hamdu Lillah illathi at’ama wa saqa wa sawwaghahu wa ja’ala lahu makhrajan (Praise be to Allah Who has given food and drink, made it easy to swallow and has made a way out for it).”

Narrated by Abu Dawood (3851) and classed as saheeh (authentic) by al-Albani in al-Saheehah (2061). 

And Allah knows best.

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