Etiquette of Eating 

Riyad as-Salihin, The Book Book 3, Hadith 7
Narrated ‘Umar bin Abu Salamah (ra): Messenger of Allah (pbuh), said to me, “Mention Allah’s Name (i.e., say Bismillah before starting eating), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is near you.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

My dear respected brothers and sisters in Islam this Hadith is not only addressing the solid food we take but to others such as Biscuits, piece of cake, water, ice cream, lollipop etc. always say بسم الله. We should also try and avoid eating with our left hand. Western civilization must not surpass/overrule our beloved Prophetic tradition. Rosulullah said “whoever act or imitate the people of the book is automatically among/belongs to them”.


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