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Sunan Abi Dawood 3795
Narrated Thabit ibn Wadi'ah:

We were in an army with the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. We got some lizards. I roasted one lizard and brought it to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and placed it before him. He took a stick and counted its fingers. He then said: A group from the children of Isra'il was transformed into an animal of the land, and I do not know which animal it was. He did not eat it nor did he forbid (its eating).
حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ عَوْنٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا خَالِدٌ، عَنْ حُصَيْنٍ، عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ وَهْبٍ، عَنْ ثَابِتِ بْنِ وَدِيعَةَ، قَالَ كُنَّا مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي جَيْشٍ فَأَصَبْنَا ضِبَابًا - قَالَ - فَشَوَيْتُ مِنْهَا ضَبًّا فَأَتَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَوَضَعْتُهُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ - قَالَ - فَأَخَذَ عُودًا فَعَدَّ بِهِ أَصَابِعَهُ ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏
"‏ إِنَّ أُمَّةً مِنْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مُسِخَتْ دَوَابَّ فِي الأَرْضِ وَإِنِّي لاَ أَدْرِي أَىُّ الدَّوَابِّ هِيَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ فَلَمْ يَأْكُلْ وَلَمْ يَنْهَ ‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sunan Abi Dawood 3795
• Sunan Abi Dawood Vol. 4, Book of Foods (Kitab Al-Atimah), Hadith 3786
• Sunan Abi Dawood, Book of Foods (Kitab Al-Atimah), Hadith 3786