Praise be to Allaah.
The wording of the hadeeth is: It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) ate or drank something, he would say, ‘Al-hamdu Lillaah illadhi at’amana wa saqaana wa ja’alana Muslimeen (Praise be to Allaah Who has given us food and drink and made us Muslims).”
Narrated by Abu Dawood, 3850; al-Tirmidhi, 3457.
Shaykh al-‘Albaani said in his commentary on al-Kalim al-Tayyib (189) by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah:
Its isnaad is da’eef, because the narrators were confused about it, as explained by al-Haafiz in al-Tahdheeb; and by al-Haafiz al-Mazzi before him in Tuhfat al-Ashraaf, 3/353-354; and by Imam al-Bukhaari before them in al-Taareekh al-Kabeer, 1/1/353-354; and by al-Nasaa’i in al-Yawm wa’l-Laylah, 288-290. And al-Tirmidhi, despite his well known lenience, did not class it as hasan,
There are similar ahaadeeth which are proven from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) concerning this matter, such as the following:
- It was narrated from Abu Umaamah that when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had finished eating – and one time he said, When the table was cleared – he would say, “Al-hamdu Lillaah illadhi kafaana wa arwaana ghayra makfiyyin wa laa makfoor (Praise be to Allaah Who has satisfied our needs and quenched our thirst. Your favour cannot be compensated or denied).” And on one occasion he said, “Al-hamdu Lillaahi rabbina ghayr mukfiyyin wa laa muwadda’in wa la mustaghna rabbana (Praise be to Allaah our Lord. Your favour cannot be compensated, nor can be left, nor can be dispensed with, O our Lord).” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5459.
- It was narrated that Abu Ayyoob al-Ansaari said: When the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) ate or drank something, he would say, “Al-hamdu Lillaah illadhi at’ama wa saqaa wa sawwaghahu wa ja’ala lahu makhrajan (Praise be to Allaah Who has given food and drink, dame it easy to swallow and has made a way out for it).
Narrated by Abu Dawood (3851) and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Saheehah (2061).And Allaah knows best.