Dua For someone who offers you a meal

Dua For someone who offers you a meal

Dua For someone who offers you a meal In Arabic

اللّهُـمَّ أَطْعِمْ مَن أَطْعَمَني، وَاسْقِ مَن سَقَانِي


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Dua For someone who offers you a meal In English transcription

Allaahumma ‘at’im man ‘at’amanee wasqi man saqaanee

Dua For someone who offers you a meal In English

O Allah, feed the one who has fed me and drink to the one who has given me drink.
Muslim 3:126

Etiquette of eating and drinking

For every act committed by a Muslim, he has a chance to win a reward from Allah. To pray to perform Ghusl (ritual bath), O Allah has placed His Blessings in everything. These rewards and blessings can only be obtained by those who wish to follow the prophet Muhammad’s guidance and example in every aspect of their lives, seeking only the pleasure of their Creator. 

 gThe whole life of these people becomes an act of worship. Even eating and drinking, on which all living things depend, can become an act of worship. Thus, by familiarizing ourselves with the Sunnah (the Prophet’s tradition) of eating and drinking, we too can transform this banal exercise into an act of worship and a source of blessing.

Dua For someone who offers you a meal

The Etiquette of drinking water in Islam:

1- How to begin

When a Muslim begins to eat, he should start with the name of Allah. As the Prophet Muhammad said: “When one of you eats, he must mention the name of Allah (ie say Bismillah). If he forgets to mention the name of Allah at the beginning, he should say (when he remembers): I begin with the name of Allah at the beginning and at the end.

The Prophet explained that Shaytan (Satan) takes part in the food if the name of Allah is not mentioned at the beginning of the meal. However, if one forgets at first, and then remember and say the aforementioned Duaa (supplication), Shaytan is forced to throw up what he has eaten.

Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “When any of you wants to eat, he should mention the Name of Allah in the begining, (i.e., say Bismillah). If he forgets to do it in the beginning, he should say Bismillah awwalahu wa akhirahu (I begin with the Name of Allah at the beginning and at the end).” [At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud].
Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, “If a person mentions the Name of Allah upon entering his house or eating, Satan says, addressing his followers: ‘You will find no where to spend the night and no dinner. But if he enters without mentioning the Name of Allah, Satan says (to his followers); ‘You have found (a place) to spend the night in, and if he does not mention the Name of Allah at the time of eating, Satan says: ‘You have found (a place) to spend the night in as well as food.”‘ [Muslim].

2- The manners of eating

The best way to eat is with the fingers of the right hand. The companion, Ka’ab bin Malik, reported that he had seen the messenger eat with three fingers and that he would lick them when he finished. Another way of eating that the prophet has taught us is that we should always eat what is closest to us and not the middle of the plate.

The reason is that blessings fall on the food at its center, so it must be left to last.
[Abu Dawood, ing. Trans.

Umar bin Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), 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].

3- The manners of sitting while sating.

The prophet would never eat if he was lying down. Eating while lying down was a means used to show the arrogance traditionally associated with the Greeks and Romans.

The whole life of the prophet was a model of modesty and humility, which was evident in his eating habits. Companion Anas said he saw Allah’s Messenger crouching and eating [Muslim] dates.

At other times, the Prophet would sit on his knees, as reported by Abdullah bin Busr, who said, “The Prophet was sitting on his knees, and a Bedouin asked him,” Why are you sitting like that? The Prophet replied, “Allah made me a respectable servant and he did not make me a stubborn tyrant. “

4- Do not criticize food:

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet never found fault with the food. If he loved it, he would eat it, but if he did not like it, he would leave it. These are the manners of our prophet that we must imitate, which was the best example for humanity. If we examine people’s ways today, we will see that they do not hesitate to criticize food.

This is a sign of extreme ingratitude to Allah, the provider.
On the contrary, we should be grateful to Allah for all that He has given us and not complain about his taste. It must also be remembered that there are many people who do not know where their next meal comes from.

So, we should rather be thankful as instructed by Allah (meaning): “O you who believe, eat good (legitimate) things that We have provided you, and be thankful to Allah, if that is the one to whom you worship.
“[Quran 2: 172]

5- Do not eat too much

Nowadays, many people follow a lifestyle in which they feed on food. They eat large quantities until it is difficult for them to breathe and they almost feel food coming up to their throats. The prophet taught us that we should do all things in moderation, including eating.
The prophet said, “A believer eats in a gut, while an unbeliever eats in seven intestines” [Muslim] Therefore, we should not eat before being completely satiated; we should rather eat a quantity of food that eliminates hunger and does not satisfy us fully.

6- After eating

When we have finished eating, we should always remember Allah and be grateful to him because he is the provider and our support. We should express this gratitude in the way that the prophet taught us.

He said, “The one who ate food, then said,” Praise be to Allah, who gave me this food (food to eat) and provided me with no effort or power from me “, he will have his sins forgiven. “[At-Tirmidhi] 

 We can extract most of the following expressions of eating from the hadith: Omar bin Abi Salamah (Narrated): “I was a boy in the custody of the Messenger of Allah and my hand ran around the dish while I ate. Then the Messenger of Allah said to me, “O boy! Mention the name of Allah, eat with your right hand and eat what is closer to you.

General Etiquettes of Eating

1) Be nice and respectful to your dining mates. Never take something for yourself; always share it with others and ensure that everyone else is pleased and satisfied.

2) Do not overeat to the point where you are unable to move. Take only what you can eat and eat only what you need.

3) If a piece of food falls on the floor by accident, you must pick it up and dust it off before eating it. If the food is left alone, Shaytan is reported to eat it. Of course, this should only be done where it is suitable, i.e. at home.

According to Anas ibn Maalik, the Messenger of Allaah (sal) would urge his companions, “If any of you drops a piece of food, let him clean any dirt from it and eat it, rather than leaving it for the Shaytaan.” He also told them to clean their plates, saying, “You don’t know where the blessing is in your food.” – [Muslim-Sahih]

4) Don’t rush through your meal. Eat gently and completely. Allow your meal to cool before eating, but do not blow on it. “Cool your supper because there is no blessing in hot food,” remarked the Prophet (sal).

5) Do not disparage the meal. If you don’t like it, simply leave it off the plate.

6) Do not eat from pure gold or silver dinnerware.

Etiquette of drinking water

in Islam, The water must be drunk in three breaths, that is to say, one must breathe three times outside the drinking vessel from which one drinks. This habit has a salutary impact on one’s character and avoids doing things in a hurry. Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah breathed three times during a drink (he drank three sips).

The Messenger of Allah also forbade us to breathe in the drinking boat because the bad smell or spittle could get into the drink. This is bad and harmful to health. Abu Qatadah reported: “The Prophet forbade breathing in the vessel while drinking.”

To sum up the etiquette of drinking:

1. Never drink directly from a bottle (carbon dioxide is released into the bottle).
2. Do not drink through the slit of the cup and do not breathe the drink.
3. Drink three times.
4. Call upon Allah when you drink and praise Him when you are done.
The Prophet reportedly said: “Do not drink water in one go, like camels, but drink it in one or three sips, and call on Allah when you drink and praise him after you finish.”


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