Adab 10: The Proprieties of Food and Sleep

Ustadh Tabraze Azam gives a detailed account of the adab or proprieties of eating and sleeping according to the Sunna.   Imam Sha‘rani, the masterful gnostic of the inward sciences, noted that it may well be that the eternal divine pleasure of Allah Most High is found in an act of worship which most people […]

Is It Sinful to Eat With the Left Hand?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, Is it sinful to eat with the left hand? One of our children is left-handed and he finds it very difficult to eat, and perform other functions, with the right hand. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, it is not sinful to eat or drink with the […]

What Are Some of the Sunnahs of Eating?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What are some of the sunnahs of eating? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave us much specific sunna guidance on eating. Among this guidance is that: [1] Your body […]

Riyad al-Salihin: Book on the Adab Related to Food

100. Chapter: On saying the basmala when starting to eat and praising Allah afterwards  728. ‘Umar ibn Abu Salama said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said to me, ‘Say the name of Allah and eat with your right hand and eat what is in front of you.” [Agreed […]

Chapter on the Supplication for the One Invited and the Guest to the Hosts when finished eating’

From Imam an-Nawwawi’s al-Adhkar: Question: Chapter on the Supplication for the One Invited and the Guest to the Hosts when finished eating Answer : اللهم بارك لهم فيما رزقتهم ، واغفر لهم وارحمهم Allahumma baarik lahum fima razaqtahum wagfir lahum warhamhum ‘Oh Allah, bless them in what You provided for them and forgive them and bestow mercy upon […]