Is it Sunnah to eat something sweet before or after eating your meal?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) did not have the luxury of eating a meal on a daily basis, let alone having a variety of dishes for one meal. Therefore such a practice cannot be deemed a regular or emphasised Sunnah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
There are certain instances wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ate dates before a meal. Based on this, having something sweet before a meal could be established. (Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2038). See here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar