Asalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu
What is the authenticity of the hadith: Eat the olive oil and apply it , since there is cure for seventy diseases in it, one of them is Leprosy.
Also, what are the authentic hadiths relating to the olive/ olive oil?
wa `alaykum salam,
The segment “Consume olive oil and use it for ointment” is an authentic hadith related in the Sunan and the Musnad, while the segment “it contains a cure for seventy diseases, among them leprosy” is a forgery as stated by Shaykh Ahmad al-Ghumari in al-Mughir `ala al-Ahadith al-Mawdu`a fil-Jami` al-Saghir.
Hajj Gibril Haddad