Hot Food

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Q: I read in a book "Hot food is to be avoided. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, also disapproved of it." I wanted to know does it mean hot as in when you touch it you feel it hot or the other hot as in spicy?

A:
The hadith you refer to means food that is hot to the touch, not hot in spices and masalas and chillies, etc.

And Allah knows best

Mufti Siraj Desai