كتاب الزهد والرقائق
55  
The Book of Zuhd and Softening of Hearts
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Chapter: Mice Are A Transformed Race
(11)
باب فِي الْفَأْرِ وَأَنَّهُ مَسْخٌ
Sahih Muslim 2997 b

Abu Huraira reported that the rat (is the result of) metamorphosis (of a group of Bani Isra'il) and the proof of this is that when the milk of goat is placed before it, it drinks it, and when the milk of the camel is placed before it, it would not taste it at all. Ka'b said:

Did you hear it from Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)? Thereupon he said: Has Torah been revealed to me?
وَحَدَّثَنِي أَبُو كُرَيْبٍ، مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْعَلاَءِ حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو أُسَامَةَ، عَنْ هِشَامٍ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ ‏ "‏ الْفَأْرَةُ مَسْخٌ وَآيَةُ ذَلِكَ أَنَّهُ يُوضَعُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهَا لَبَنُ الْغَنَمِ فَتَشْرَبُهُ وَيُوضَعُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهَا لَبَنُ الإِبِلِ فَلاَ تَذُوقُهُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ لَهُ كَعْبٌ أَسَمِعْتَ هَذَا مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ أَفَأُنْزِلَتْ عَلَىَّ التَّوْرَاةُ
Reference : Sahih Muslim 2997 b
In-book reference : Book 55, Hadith 80
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 42, Hadith 7136
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