Remember Allah before & after meals
The Messenger of Allah (Sallalah alayhi wa sallam) said: “When you are about to eat, you should say, “Bismillah”, and . if you forget to say it before starting, you should say (when you remember):
“Bismillahi fee awwalihi wa aakhirihi” (Abu Dawud).
Upon completing the meal, he used to say:
“Alhamdullilah ladhi at’amanee hadha wa razaqaneehi min ghayri hwli minnee wa laa quwwatin.” (Abu Dawud)
Do not criticize nor waste food
The prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) never criticized any food, if he liked it he would eat it, and if he disliked it, he would eat it.; (bukhari, Muslim) He used to lick his three fingers after eating, and he said:
“if a bite falls from dust, let him take it and clean it from dust and let him eat it and not leave it to the Shaytan,’ and he instructed us to lick the bowl and said, “You do not know in which part of your food the blessings is.” (Muslim)
Do not eat or drink excessively
The Prophet (salalahu alayhi wa sallam) said:
“All human beings has not filled up a recipient worse than his stomach. A few mouthfuls are enough for the son of Adam to support him, but if he must eat, let one third [of the space] be for the food and one third for the drink and one third for his breath.” (Ahmad, Tirmidhi)
Supplicate for the host who invited you to a meal
The Prophet (salalahu alayhi wa sallam) once said this supplication to his host,
“May the fasting people break fast at your house, and may the pious eat your food, and may the angels praise you.” (Abu Dawud)
Do not drink while standing
The Prophet (salalahu alayhi wa sallam) forbade them from drinking while standing. (Muslim).
However, he was seen sometimes drinking while standing, as when he drank from Zamzam water, so the rule is that one should try to drink while sitting as long as this does not bring hardship on him.
Do not drink directly from the water container
The Prophet (salalahu alayhi wa sallam) discouraged drinking directly from the water pitcher. (Bukhari)
Do not blow at the food either to cool it or to blow floating dirt away
The Prophet (salalahu alayhi wa sallam) forbade from breathing or blowing in the recipient.” (Tirmidhi)
PLEASE HANDLE THIS PUBLICATION WITH REVERENCE AS IT CONTAINS PORTIONS OF THE QURAAN.
DO NOT TAKE IT TO THE TOILET!
This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited