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 […]

Leaving Food on one’s plate

Answered  by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it sunnah not to finish all the food on your plate, and to leave some food for next time? I ask because someone told me this is a very good thing to do, and someone else said this is illogical. Please clarify this, insha’Allah. Answer : The sunna […]

Throwing Away Food

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Kindly could you elaborate on the issue of throwing away food? For example, if one has cooked food that is edible in itself but distasteful, what should one do about it? Can one throw it away? What about bread crums and crums of biscuits? Can one throw them in the garden i.e […]