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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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Eating together is a source of blessing

Question

Is this authentic?

Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Eat together and do not eat separately, as there is more barakah (blessings) when eating in a group”

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Hadith: The fast only breaks with something entering the stomach

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What is the authenticity of the following narration:

Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reports that Rasulullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once entered and said: ‘O ‘Aishah, do you have a piece of bread’? Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) says that she brought a piece of bread for Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), he put it in his mouth and asked: ‘ O ‘Aishah did any of it enter my belly? This is like the kiss of a fasting person, the fast is broken by what goes in, not by what comes out.

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Eating on a raised platform

Question

How did Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam) take his meals on the floor? i.e, the food was on the floor or how was it?

Can the following be regarded as sunnah or in conformity to Sunnah: a person eats whilst seated on the floor and his food on a raised table approximately 60 cm above the ground.

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The du’a whilst eating

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Are there any du’as mentioned in the hadith that are to be read whilst eating? For instance,

Allahumma Barik Lana Fima Razaqtana Wa Qina Adhaban Nar

and

Allahumma Lakal Hamdu Wa Lakash Shukr

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The Sahabi who picked up the morsel of food

Question

There is a famous incident mentioned about a Sahabi having meals in the King’s palace when he dropped a morsel. Whilst cleaning and eating it one man told him how can you do that here. He replied: should I leave the Sunnat of my beloved for these Fools?!

Could you please source the reference.

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The exact wording for the du’a before meals

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I saw a question on your site and became curious to other similar types of du’as which are still being taught to our kids. One of which is the du’a before meals; do the following words appear in the Hadith?

 bismillahi wa a’la barakatillah.

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