Is there any Hadith about the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) prohibiting from eating with shoes on? If so, is it reliable?
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 and , 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 and 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