Food & Drink

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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‘Do not feed our children Haram’

Question

Is the following narration reliable?:

:كانت المرأة من الصحابة إذا خرج زوجها في الصباح لطلب الرزق تقول له
يا أبو فلان، اتق الله فينا، ولا تأتنا إلا بالحلال الطيب، فإنا نصبر على الجوع ولا نصبر على حر نار جهنم

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Five kalimat taught to Sayyidah Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha)

Question

What is the authenticity of this narration?

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) once sent Sayyidah Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha) to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to ask for some food as they were starving. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told her that a fire was not lit [to cook food] in his own house for the past thirty days. He then offered to give her some goats or to teach her five words which Jibril (‘alayhis salam) had taught Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). These words were

  • Ya Awwalal Awwalin
  • Ya Akhiral Akhirin
  • Ya Dhal Quwwatil Matin
  • Ya Rahimal Masakin
  • Ya Arhamar Rahimin

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Do not consider any act of good insignificant

Question

Please provide the correct translation of this narration:

لا يحقرن أحدكم شيئا من المعروف، وإن لم يجد فليلق أخاه بوجه طلق، وإن اشتريت لحما أو طبخت قدرا فأكثر مرقته واغرف لجارك منه

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Suhur/Sehri is full of blessings

Question

Please provide the reference for this narration:

“Sehri is full of blessings. Hence, do not omit the sehri, even if one is able to have a sip of water at the time of sehri, one should do so, for certainly Allah Ta’ala descends His special mercy upon those who have sehri and the Angels make special du’a for them”

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Having salt before meals

Question

Is there any authenticity in the action stating that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi was sallam) used to put salt in his blessed palm and taste it before and after eating?

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