“ eating and drinking are two ‘awrahs, so cover them.” is this a saheeh hadeeth?.
Praise be to Allaah.
After looking for this hadeeth in the books of Sunnah, we
could not find any basis for it. This hadeeth was not mentioned even by the
scholars who compiled collections of weak and fabricated hadeeths. Perhaps
it is one of the false hadeeths that were fabricated in recent times.
The meaning indicated by the hadeeth has no basis in the
Sunnah of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). Eating and
drinking are not among the ‘awrahs which must be covered.
The Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) used
to eat with his Companions, so how can eating and drinking be ‘awrah?!