Food & Drink

Some Sunnahs of eating

Question

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

Question

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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‘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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