The Prophetic actions (sunnah) of Eating

Sunnahs before and during eating 1. Mentioning Allah’s name. Saying: in the name of Allah(Bismillah).2. Using the right hand (never use the left hand, unless of any disability).3. Eating from what is placed in front of youe (the ater.)These Sunnahs are gathered in this hadith: (O boy, mention Allah’s name, use your right hand and eat from what is (placed) in front of you. Narrated by Muslim.4. Rubbing the bite, if it falls, and eating it: the hadith (if a bite falls from anyone of you, he /she should rub the dirt off it, then eat it…). Narrated by Muslim.5. Using three fingers in eating: the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him used to eat using three fingers, narrated by Muslim. This is what the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) often did and this is better, except when necessary.6.The way one sits while eating: kneeling on his knees and the upper face of his feet, or extending the right leg and sitting on the left one, this is the preferable as stated by Al-Hafedh in “Al-Fat’h”.· and there are Sunnahs after eating:1. Licking the dish and the fingers: the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) ordered us to lick the fingers and the dish and said: “you do not know in which of them the blessing lies.2. Praising Allah after eating: Allah is satisfied with the slave, who eats a meal, then praises Him for it, narrated by Muslim. One of the Prophet’s peace and blessings of Allah be upon him supplications after eating: (All praise is to Allah, Who Has fed me and provided me with this without any strength or power on my part). The benefits of this supplication: all his precedent sins are forgiven, narrated by Abu-Dawoud, At-Termithi, Ibn-Majah and Al-Havedh and Al￾Albani said it is good. * The total of Sunnahs, which the Muslim should keep when eating is not less than 15 Sunnahs, supposing that he eats three meals per day and night, and this is what most people have. One may increase these Prophetic actions, if there are snacks between these three meals. The Prophetic actions of Drinking1. Bismillah : Mentioning Allah’s name. (Saying: in the name of Allah).2. Handling the drink with the right hand; as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said to the kid:“ say the bismillah and eat with your right hand”3. Breathing (exhale and inhale) outside of the drinking pot thrice; which means to take a sip then breath outside the pot then repeat this process for three times as the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him used to do. Narrated by Imam Muslim.4. Drink in a sitting position: the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: “none of you should drink while standing”. Narrated byImam Muslim.5.Bidding thanks to Allah after drinking: the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: “Allah get content with his worshippers if they thank him after eating or after drinking”. Mattered by Imam Muslim.The sum of the Prophetic actions of drinking would exceed twenty, and we should notice drinks include all sorts of soft or hot drinks.

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