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Fun Learning – Islamic Etiquette – Eating


A few days ago we used one of the free colouring pages to talk about islamic etiquette related to eating and drinking. This is a fun and simple way to learn!  We talked about what to say before eating, which hand to use while eating and what to say after.

A few ahadith regarding the etiquette related to eating and drinking…

‘Umar bin Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
I was a boy under the care of Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), and my hand would wander about in the dish. Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me “Mention Allah’s Name (i.e., say Bismillah before you start eating), eat with your right hand and eat from what is near to you”. I always followed this way of eating after this incident.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: When one of you eats, he should mention Allah’s name; if he forgets to mention Allah’s name at the beginning, he should say: “In the name of Allah at the beginning and at the end of it.”

[Abu Dawud]

Ibn ‘Umar reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
When any one of you intends to eat (meal), he should eat with his right hand. and when he (intends) to drink he should drink with his right hand, for the Satan eats with his left hand and drinks with his left hand.



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