Another Sunnah du’a to recite when eating

Question

Is this du’a authentic?

اللهم بارك لنا فيه وأطعمنا خيرا منه

Allahumma barik lana fihi wa at’imna khayram minhu

 

Answer

Imams Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud (rahimahumallah) have recorded this du’a. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) instructed that this du’a be recited [before] eating.

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3455 and Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3723)

 

Translation

O Allah! Grant us blessing in this food and feed us better than it.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar