Are there hadiths stating that the sins of a person who says "Praise be to Allah who gave us food and drink" will be forgotten?

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Are there hadiths stating that the sins of a person who says "Praise be to Allah who gave us food and drink" will be forgotten?

The narrations regarding the issue are as follows:

(1850)- Abu Said narrates: "When the Prophet (pbuh) ate and drank something, he would read the following supplication:

"Praise be to Allah who gave us food and drink and who made us Muslims." [Tirmidhi, Daawat 75, (3453); Abu Dawud, At'ima 53, (3850); Ibn Majah, At'ima 16, (3283).]

(1820)- Hz. Anas narrates: "When the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) entered his bed, he would read the following supplication:

"Praise be to Allah who gave us food and drink, who met our needs and who accommodated us. There are so many people who cannot meet their needs and who cannot have a shelter." [Muslim, Dhikr 64, (2715); Tirmidhi, Daawat 16, (3393); Abu Dawud, Adab 107, (5053).]

(1851)- Muadh Ibn Anas narrates: "The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,

"If somebody eats something and says, 'Praise be to Allah who made me eat this food and who gave it to me as sustenance without my using any power', his previous sins will be forgiven." [Abu Dawud 1, (4023); Tirmidhi, Daawat 75, (3454); Ibn Majah, At'ima 16, (3285)]

The following addition exists in Abu Dawud's narration: "If a person wears a garment and says, 'Praise be to Allah who made me wear this garment and who gave it to me as sustenance without my using any power', his past and previous sins will be forgiven."

(1852)- Muadh Ibn Anas narrates: "The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,

"Allah will definitely be pleased with a slave who eats something and praises Allah or who drinks something and praises Allah." [Muslim, Dhikr 89, (2734); Tirmidhi, At'ima 18, (1817)]

When the Prophet (pbuh) ate dates and drank cold water, he would pray as follows:

الحَمْدُ لِلَّذِى اطْعَمَنَا وَسَقَانَا وَجَعَلَنَا مُسْلِمِينَ 
"Praise be to Allah who gave us food and drink and who made us believers."

Even if we do not have water and dates, it is necessary for us to praise Allah for our health and belief since they are the greatest boons.

(see Prof. Dr. İbrahim CANAN, Kütüb-ü Sitte Tercüme ve Şerhi)

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