Hadith 06 in Imam Nawawi’s Forty Hadith book
On the authority of Abu ‘Abdullah al-Nu’man bin Bashir, radiyallahu ‘anhu, who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, say:
“Truly, what is lawful is evident, and what is unlawful is evident, and in between the two are matters which are doubtful which many people do not know. He who guards against doubtful things keeps his religion and honour blameless, and he who indulges in doubtful things indulges in fact in unlawful things, just as a shepherd who pastures his flock round a preserve will soon pasture them in it. Beware, every king has a preserve, and the things Allah has declared unlawful are His preserves. Beware, in the body there is a flesh; if it is sound, the whole body is sound, and if it is corrupt, the whole body is corrupt, and behold, it is the heart.” – Al Bukhari & Muslim –
Arabic text image & english translation sourced from http://fortyhadith.iiu.edu.my
Dear my son Umar, with your mouth, your tounge, this tooth, and more teeth to come, eat only halal food, and avoid haram and doubtful (syubhah) one. InsyaAllah, abah will only bring halal food to our home.