Food & Drink

Food provided to Hazrat Maryam


Please provide the status of the following narration:

عن أبي أمامة الباهلي رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال:   إن مريم بنت عمران سألت ربها أن يطعمها لحما لا دم فيه ، فأطعمها الجراد فقالت:  اللهم أعشه بغير رضاع وتابع بينه بغير شياع – يعني الصوت Read More »

Do not forsake supper even if it is a handful of dates


Is the following Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: ‘Do not forsake eating at night (supper) even though it may be a handful of dates because forsaking the night meal brings on old age.’

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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) never ate to his fill twice in one day


Is this Hadith authentic?

Masruq (rahimahullah) said:

I entered upon ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) and she invited me to eat. She said: ‘Whenever I eat my fill of food I want to cry and begin crying.’ He said: ‘Why?’ She said: ‘I remember the circumstances under which the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) parted from the world. By Allah! He would not eat his fill of bread and meat twice in a day.'”

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Sitting and drinking water


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


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 »