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Removing shoes when eating

Question

Is there any Hadith about the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) prohibiting from eating with shoes on? If so, is it reliable?

 

Answer

Sayyidina Anas (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

’When you eat, remove your shoes, for it is more comfortable for the feet.’

This has been recorded in the following Hadith books with weak chains that are varied in the extent of their weakness.

Sunan Darimi, hadith: 2125,

Mustadrak Hakim, vol.4 pg.119 & , vol.3 pg.351,

Musnad Abi Ya’la, hadith: 4172

Musnad Bazzar, hadith: 7567, 7568

Al-Mu’jamul Awsat of Tabarani, hadith: 3226

 

The Hadith can be practiced upon.

Also see Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.5 pg.24, Al-Matalibul ‘Aliyah, hadith: 2402, 2403, Ithaful Maharah of ‘Allamah Busiri, hadith: 4822-4824 & At-Taysir of Munawi, vol.1 pg.121.

 

Kindly refer to a reliable Mufti/Darul Ifta for a juristic ruling.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar