Hadith for the day

Following on from our ethical dilemma, yesterday, with the problem of deciding whether or not something had been given or was, instead, actually a gift:

This seems to be an elegant solution to the problem. The Messenger (PBUH) simply decided it was “given” to Buraira and was therefore a “gift” when it got to him and he could thus eat it.

There always seems to be loopholes for the ones making the rules.