Food & Drink

Taking Allah’s name before eating

Question

What is the grading of the following Hadith?

“We were with the Prophet when food was presented to him, and I never saw food which had greater blessing when we began to eat, or less when we finished. We asked Allah’s messenger how that was, and he replied, “We mentioned Allah’s name when we ate, then one who ate sat down without mentioning Allah’s name and the devil ate with him.”

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Food provided to Hazrat Maryam

Question

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

Question

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

Question

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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