Is it Sunnah to sit and eat?


Is it Sunnah to sit and eat?



It is Sunnah to sit and eat. There are numerous Hadiths wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited drinking/eating while standing.


Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) forbade that a person stands and drinks. Qatadah (rahimahullah) asked, ‘what about eating [while standing]?’. He replied, ‘That is worse’.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2024)


See the Sunnah postures of sitting and eating here.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


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