Pus is better than Poetry

Pus is better than Poetry? Hey wait a minute, isn't the Quran the best poetry e-v-e-r ?!!

Abu Sa`id Khudri reported: We were going with Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him). As we reached the place (known as) Arj there met (us) a poet who had been reciting poetry. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Catch the satan or detain the satan, for filling the belly of a man with pus is better than stuffing his brain with poetry.

I think Muhammad was simply jealous of other poets' work which prompted him to eliminate better opponents.

Bonus Hadith:

Buraida reported on the authority of his father that the Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine.


Source: Sahih Muslim, Book #28 Hadith 5609-5612.
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