Every living being on earth Needs food for it’s Sustenance. Food is secondary to the life of a living being , Oxygen being primary. All living beings; be it a cell , an algae , a fly or mosquito , a rat , a monkey , Dinosaur , Gorilla , Snake or Human; NEED and EAT food. then What is it that makes YOU different? Ever pondered? Correct!!!!! It is the Manners. The manners of your eating is what makes you different and Better. 🙂 Alhumdulillah
Now let us Find Out what our Deen-al-Islam Teaches us about the manners and etiquette of eating food.
Manners of Eating Food
First things First. Clean yourself. Cleanliness is half of your faith 🙂
Scrub Your hands off
Before eating wash your hands so as to get rid of any dirt , dust ,smell and germs.
Start in the Name of Allah
Start with Allah’s Name.
Pssst! Sush it. Don’t talk
Islam forbids us to talk while eating , because it’s against the table manners. (It is Not Haram. But not Liked either ) For the Science savvy people, there’s a risk of your food slipping into your esophagus if you talk and eat simultaneously.
Do NOT eat like it’s your First and Last time 😀
The teachings of the Holy prophet (PBUH) tell us that, one should not eat less nor too much, but in between. Just enough that a little hunger is left and a space for him to breathe. Eating moderately is a very good habit and saves from many diseases.
Do NOT Drink
Haha! I know what you thinking :p well I don’t really mean it in THAT sense. But I kinda do 😀
From Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s ahadith we come to know that he never appreciated drinking water during a meal as it becomes the reason of various diseases. Water should be taken before a meal if required. It should be drunk in three breathes.
Sharing is Caring
Islam highly appreciates sharing meals with other Muslim brothers as it increases love between them. Eating with others is better than Eating Alone.
Do Not Feed Your GARBAGE BINS
Please Do not feed you bins. They Don’t need it. Trust me No matter how much you think they look like you, They ain’t human :p
All food should be eaten so that nothing is left on the plate not even the tiniest crumb of your bread. If one feels like he is less hungry he should take out less food in his plate in the first place.Islam Highly condemns wastage of any sorts.
Lick your Fingers Clean
Yes. It’s a SUNNAH act. Lick your fingers clean after you finish eating something with your hand. Again for the Science Savvies , Scientists declared that licking your Fingers clean after a meal , helps secrete such juices in our stomach that are vital to the digestion of food.
Dua to recite after you finish eating your meal
May Allah help us follow the traditions of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Ameen 🙂
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