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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

Question

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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Hot Food Has No Barakah

Question

Can you please give me the exact reference to the following Hadith. I have been searching for it for some time and was pleased that it was sent to me.

Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) says: “To allow the food to get cold before partaking of it, for hot food has no barakah.”

Elsewhere we learn hot food weakens the stomach.

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Reference for the incident of a Sahabi who didn’t have food

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During a lecture, I heard this story: A Sahabi (radiyallahu’anhu) asked his wife for something to eat. She said that there was nothing in the home to eat. He went to the masjid, prayed two rak’ahs, came back but still there was nothing

He realised that there was something wrong with his salah. So he went back to the masjid, prayed two more rak’ahs returned home and asked his wife again. He found that the wheat grinder (chakki) he had in his house started operating by itself and was churning out flour that filled up every container in the house.

Is this a true story? What is its source and chain of narrators? What was the name of the Sahabi?

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