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Some sunnats of eating

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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