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Do you eat the sunnah way?

“I am only a slave of God. I eat and sit just like a slave of God.
Source : Agencies / 06 May 2014
 
WASHING THE HANDS BEFORE AND AFTER THE MEAL
 
“Whoever wishes goodness and richness of his home to increase should wash his hands before and after the meal.” (Ibn Majah)
 
The benediction of meal is washing the hands before and after the meal. (Abu Dawud)

BASMALA IS RECITED BEFORE STARTING TO EAT

Whoever eats something should recite Basmala (In the name of God). If he forgets reciting it at the beginning, he should say, "Bismillah at the beginning and at the end" when he remembers. (Abu Dawud)

 Hz Aisha (RA) narrates: “The apostle of God (PBUH) was eating with six people from his Companions. Then, a bedouin came. Without reciting Basmala, he ate all of the food in the blink of an eye. Upon this, the apostle of God said: “If this man were to recite Basmala, the food would be enough for all of us.” (Tirmidhi)

 If a person utters the name of GOD when entering home upon his return and eating food, Satan says to his friends: “You will have neither sleep nor supper here!” However, if the person utters the name of GOD when entering the house but does not utter before eating the supper, Satan says to his friends: “You will have supper but it is not possible for you to spend the night here. When the man does not utter the name of GOD by reciting “Bismillah!” before entering home and eating, Satan says to his friends: “You will be able to have supper and sleep here at night.” (Muslim) 

 Umayya Ibn Makhshiyy (RA) narrates: The apostle of God was sitting (PBUH) near a man who was eating without having recited Basmala. He had finished eating the food except one more morsel. As he was about to put it into his mouth, he said “Bismillah at the beginning and at the end”. Upon this, the apostle of God (PBUH) smiled and said: “Satan continued eating with him. When he uttered the name of GOD,  Satan vomited all of the content of his stomach.” (Abu Dawud)

THE FOOD IS EATEN BY SITTING

When Anas (RA) said: “The apostle of God (PBUH) forbade drinking anything while standing, then he was asked: “What about eating?” He answered: “This is more severely forbidden.” (Muslim)

IT IS NOT PERMISSIBLE TO EAT WHILE LEANING AGAINST SOMEWHERE

I do not eat while leaning against somewhere. (Bukhari)

The way of sitting of the prophet while eating was as follows; he used to sit on his knees or on one knee (ready to jump to his feet) and said: “I am only a slave of God. I eat and sit just like a slave of God. (Imam Bazzar)

SHOES ARE TAKEN OFF DURING THE MEAL

Take off your shoes during the meal because this is a nice Sunnah. (Ramuz al-Ahadith)

THE FOOD IS EATEN WITH THE RIGHT HAND

Each one of you should eat with the right hand, drink with the right hand, take with the right hand, and give with the right hand. Satan eats and drinks with his left hand, gives with his left hand and takes with his left hand. (Ibn Majah)

EVERYONE SHOULD EAT WHAT IS IN FRONT OF HIM NOT FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE DISH

Recite “Bismillah” and eat from the side of the plate which is closer to you, leave the middle. Abundance  stands in the middle. (Ibn Majah)

When the table is set, everyone should eat what is front of it. Nobody should eat from his friend’s side. (Ibn Majah)

Umar Ibn Ebi Salama (RA) narrates: “I was under the discipline of the apostle of God. (PBUH) During the meal, my hand was at any corner of the food plate. The apostle of God warned me: “O son, recite the name of God, use your right hand and eat what is in front of you!” After that, I always ate like that.” (Bukhari)

Iqrash Ibn Dhuayb (RA) narrates: a tray that contained small pieces of casseroled meat was brought to us. We got closer in order to eat from it. I ate from every part of the tray. The Apostle of God (PBUH) ate from the part in front of him. Then he grasped my right hand with his left hand and said: O Iqrass! Eat from only one side because the food inside the tray is only one type”. Then a dish that contained fresh and dried dates was brought to us. This time I started to eat from the part in front of me. The hand of the apostle of God (PBUH) was over every side of the dish. He said to me: “O Iqrash! Eat from wherever you wish because the type of food inside the dish is not the same type. (Tirmidhi)

GRAINY FOOD IS EATEN ONE BY ONE

Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA) narrates: “The apostle of God (PBUH) forbade eating two dates together without getting permission from his friend.” (Bukhari)

NO FOOD SHOULD BE REMAINED ON A DISH

Satan keeps an eye on man on every occasion even while eating.

No one should leave the dining table until he cleans his dish completely because abundance is at the end of the food. (Muslim)

LEAVING THE TABLE BEFORE EVERYONE IS FULL IS NOT PERMISSIBLE

When the dining table is set, no one should leave it until it is removed. Even if one is full, the people who are at the dining table should continue eating before everyone stops Because when a person leaves the table, he embarrasses his friend and as a result he stops eating. In fact, he needs to eat more.

THE LEFTOVER REMAINED AMONG TEETH

Whoever eats and takes the crumbs of food out of his mouth with something like wooden toothpick should throw it outside. Whoever takes the crumbs of food with his tongue should eat it. Whoever follows what I say is considered to have done a good deed. However,  there is no harm for whoever does not do what I said. (Abu Dawud)

Amr Bin Abi Salma (Radi Allahu anhuma) narrates that I was child in the care of the Prophet of Allah . While eating I would put my mouth on every side of the dish. Rasul-Allah   said, "After reading , eat from the right side and eat from that side of the dish which is nearer to you. (Bukhari and Muslim)

ONE SHOULD WAIT FOR A WHILE IF THE FOOD IS HOT

Jabir Bin Abdullah and Asma (Radi Allahu anhuma) narrate that Rasul-Allah  said, "Cool your meal because there is no blessing in hot food. (Rawahul-Hakim and Abu Dawood)

Aqba Bin Amir (Radi Allahu anhu) narrates Rasul-Allah   said, "That meal which  has not been read on is illness and there is no blessing in it. The compensation for it is that if the table cloth has not been picked up then read  and eat something and if the table cloth has been picked up then read  and a lick the fingers. (Ibn Asakar)

Ans Bin Malik (Radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Rasul-Allah   said, "Whenever you eat or drink, read this, then you will not get any illness even if it has poison:  (Rawahul Daylmee)

Abdullah Bin Umar (Radi Allahu anhuma) narrates that Rasul-Allah   said, "When one eats then he should eat with the right hand and when one drinks then he should drink with the right hand. (Bukhari & Muslim)

Ka'ab Bin Malik (Radi Allahu anhu) narrates Rasul-Allah   would eat with three fingers and before wiping would lick them with the tongue. (Bukhari and Muslim)

Jabir bin Abdullah (Radi Allahu anhuma) narrates that Rasul-Allah   said, "Lick the fingers and the dish. You don't know which part of meal has blessings." (Sahih Muslim)

Abdullah Bin Abbas (Radi Allahu anhuma) narrates the Prophet of Allah   said, "Do not blow from your mouth into food and water." (Rawahe Tibrani)

Ans Bin Malik (Radi Allahu anhuma) narrates that Rasul-Allah (pbuh) said, "Whoever wants that Allah Ta'ala increase blessings and goodness in his home then he should do wudu when the food is presented in front of him and do wudu when it is picked i.e., wash the hands and the mouth. (Ibn-e-Maajah)

 

 

 

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