The Hadith: 'Believers are date-eaters'

Q: What is the authenticity of the Hadith "Believers are date-eaters"?

A: We do not know this to be a Hadith Sahih (authentic). Al-`Ajluny mentioned a statement with similar wording, popular among people: "Believers are sweet-eaters." He ranked the report: "The believer is sweet and is a sweet-eater" as Mawdu` (fabricated).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.