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10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (5)

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (5)

 Prayers to be recited at the time of eating According to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), when food is laid on the floor-cloth or the food tray is brought, thousands of angels descend from heaven and surround the food. When those who start their food say ‘Bismillah’, the angels pray to God to send His blessings on the eaters and to increase their daily bread and order Satan to leave them ... Read More »

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (4)

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (4)

Complete etiquette of having food It is Sunnat to eat with the right hand and sit on the knees. No food should be taken while lying or relaxing but one can rest on the left hand while having food as there is no harm. It is wrong to squat while eating and worse to put one foot over the other. Eating alone is Makrooh (abominable). It is Sunnat to eat ... Read More »

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (3)

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (3)

Ways and timings of eating It is Sunnat (recommended – optional) to eat early in the morning and be without food for the whole day and then have food for a second time after Isha prayers. The morsel should be small, the food should be chewed properly, while eating one should not stare at anyone and should not take very hot food. One should not cool the food by blowing ... Read More »

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (2)

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (2)

The right to have good tasty food and prohibition of greed According to traditions coming from Ahle Bait (a.s.), it is Mustahab to eat and let others eat good and clean food and serve it with all formalities; and it is not right to make good food Haram upon oneself. It is however necessary that the food is sought by Halal means and one should not eat to the extent ... Read More »

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (1)

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (1)

   Utensils that are allowed in eating and drinking Silver and golden plates are not permitted for eating and drinking and even their use for other types of work is doubtful. But it is better to avoid their use and display for decoration purpose. Any food which is kept in silver and gold is not permissible though this food can be taken out in other types of utensils. There is ... Read More »

The Top Six Healthy Nutritional Habits in Islam(6)

The Top Six Healthy Nutritional Habits in Islam(6)

Islam Recommends One-Third of your Stomach to be Reserved for Water This tradition comes to us from the Prophet (S) that: One-third of your stomach should be filled with food, one-third with air, and one-third with water. Islam therefore, recommends its followers and the whole of humankind to drink lots of water throughout the day and this has several electrical and chemical merits as well. According to Heistand and Coleman ... Read More »

The Top Six Healthy Nutritional Habits in Islam (5)

The Top Six Healthy Nutritional Habits in Islam (5)

Islam Recommends Salt Before and After Each Meal Salt is one of the best foods you can take before and after meals, and the recommendation by the Prophet (S) is very current and important. It is reported that the Prophet (S) always used to have salt before and after meals, and he said that a person who does this act is protected from 70 types of diseases (curses), among which ... Read More »

The Top Six Healthy Nutritional Habits in Islam (4)

The Top Six Healthy Nutritional Habits in Islam (4)

Eating in the Same Table where Alcohol is served is Forbidden al-Kulayni has narrated through his chain from Abu Ja’far (AS) that he said: Allah never raised any prophet but it was in Allah’s knowledge that when He would perfect his religion it would include prohibition of intoxicants. Intoxicants were always unlawful, even though they are carried away from (one) trait to (another) trait. And if it were imposed on ... Read More »

The Top Six Healthy Nutritional Habits in Islam(3)

The Top Six Healthy Nutritional Habits in Islam(3)

Remembrance of Allah (SWT) is Prescribed Before, During, and After Eating In the Invocation of Kumayl, Ali (AS) remarks: O’ He! Whose name is a remedy. Remembering Allah (SWT) and reciting several small invocations before eating have been greatly endorsed in Islam and other religions, and Muslims are supposed to perform this small act of worship before meals. Scientists have only now proven the benefits of deep breathing and relaxation ... Read More »

The Top Six Healthy Nutritional Habits in Islam(2)

The Top Six Healthy Nutritional Habits in Islam(2)

Eating with Washed, Wet Hands Washing hands before meals is yet another concept in Islam and many other religions. Further admonition is not to dry our hands and proceed to eat with wet hands. This concept is now clear because if we were to wash our hands and then dry them with a tissue/towel, we are likely to introduce low charge energy into the energy fields of our hand. This ... Read More »