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Sitting and drinking water

Question

Looking at the narrations below, what is the Sunnah?

To stand and drink, or to sit whilst drinking?

a) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said “No person should stand and drink water, and if one forgetfully stood and drank it, it should be vomited out” (Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2026)

b) Imam Ahmad narrated that Sayyiduna ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) drank whilst standing, and the people looked at him as if they objected to that. He said: ‘What are you looking at? If I drink whilst standing, I saw Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) drink whilst standing, and if I drink sitting, I saw Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) drink whilst sitting.’

Imam Bukhari (Hadith: 5615) narrated from Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that he drank whilst standing then he said: ‘Some people say it is makruh [disliked] for one of you to drink whilst standing, but I saw Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) doing what you have seen me do.’

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The evil example of an Alcoholic

Question

Could you kindly provide a reference for this Hadith.

Nabi (sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

‘The one who consumes intoxicants is (compared to the one) that worships idols.’ Read More »

The fly falling into a utensil

Question

I read a Hadith somewhere that states (something to the effect) that if a fly falls in something, one should dip it fully and then drink that because there is disease in one wing and cure in the other. Can you please explain?

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Sayyiduna Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu’anhu) leaving a Walimah due to music

Question

Is Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was invited to a walimah [marriage feast]. When he arrived at the house, he heard singing. He halted at the door. He was asked: ‘Why have you halted?’

He replied, I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say:

‘He who increases the number of a crowd is of them. He who is pleased with an act of the people is a partner in its commission.’

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Some sunnats of eating

Question

Could you reference the narration?

Narrated Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Abi Salamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu):

“I was a boy under the care of Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and my hand used to go around the plate while I was eating. So Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to me, ‘O youngster! Mention the Name of Allah and eat with your right hand, eat of the dish what is nearer to you.’ Since then I have applied those instructions when eating.”

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Food eaten at sehri

Question

Is there a Hadith which states that a person who eats suhur/sehri, will not be asked about that bounty/will not be held accountable for that food?

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Giving water to drink

Question

Giving water to drink where water is available is equal to freeing a slave and where water isn’t available it is equal to reviving a dead

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Consuming a haram morsel

Question

I am aware of the Hadith regarding Salah not being accepted for forty days for the one who drinks an alcoholic beverage. What is the authenticity of the following Hadith which states a similar punishment for one who consumes haram food?

من أكل لقمة من حرام لم تقبل منه صلاة أربعين ليلة

Whoever consumes a haram morsel, his Salah will not be accepted for forty (40) days

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