Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Etiquettes of Eating And Drinking



Etiquettes of Eating And Drinking


175.  Sayyidina ‘Umar bin Abi Salmah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              Say Bismillah, eat with your right hand and eat from the portion before you.  (bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

176.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              When one of you eats, let him eat with the right hand, and when he drinks, let him do that with his right hand.  (Muslim, Mishkat)

177.  Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              The devil is with you every time you do something; even when you eat, he is there. Thus, when anyone drops a morsel, he must remove particles of dust from it and eat it; he must not leave it for the devil. When he has eaten his food, he must lick his fingers because he does not know which portion of the food is blessed.  (Muslim, Mishkat)

178.  Sayyidina Abu Juhayfah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              I do not eat in a reclining position. (Bukhari, Mishkat)

179. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              The food of two suffices three and the food of three suffices four. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

180. Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              Allah is pleased with His slave who thanks Him after he has eaten and thanks Him after he has drunk. (Muslim, Mishkat)

181. Sayyidina ‘Aishah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)

              If one of you forgets to call the name of Allah when he begins to eat but remembers it during his meals then should say Bismillahi awwalahu wa aakirahu (In the name of Allah, the first of it and the last. (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

182. Sayyidina Salmaan (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              The blessing of food lies in washing hands and mouth before eating and also in washing them after it. (Tirmizi,Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

183. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              If any one goes to sleep while his hands are greasy then he must blame himself and no one else if some trouble comes to him (e.g. some animal bites him). (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah)

184. Sayyidina Ibn ‘Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              Do not gulp down water like a camel in one breath. Rather, drink it in sips, taking breath twice or thrice, when you begin to drink say Bismillah and on removing the vessel from the mouth say al-Hamdulillah. (Bismillah, In the name of Allah, al-Hamdulillah, praise be to Allah). (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

185. Sayyidina abu Sa’eed Khudri (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

             Remove the glass from your mouth before taking breath. (Bukhari, Mishkat)


Collected  from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi,  (Muhammad Sharif Fauji)