Apr 25, 2009

A Quick Refresher - Sunnahs of Eating

Sunnahs of Eating of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [Peace be upon him]
  • Sit while eating.
  • Spread out a cloth on the floor first before eating..
  • Wash both hands up to the wrists before eating.
  • Recite "Bismillah wa'la barakatillah" aloud.
  • Eat with the right hand.
  • Eat from the side that is in front of you.
  • If a morsel of food falls down, pick it up, clean it and eat it.
  • Do not find or announce fault with the food.
  • While eating, sit with either both knees on the ground or one knee raised or both knees raised.
  • Clean the plate and other utensils thoroughly after eating.
  • By doing this, the utensils make dua for one's forgiveness.
  • Recite dua after eating. (Al hamdu lillahi ladhi atamana saqana wa jaalna minal musalamin)
  • After meals wash both the hands.
  • Eat with three fingers if possible.
  • One should not eat very hot food.
  • Do not blow on the food.
  • After eating one should lick his fingers.

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