Mention the Name of Allah and eat with your right hand, and eat of the dish what is nearer to you

Auther : Dr. Mohammed Bakr Ismail
Article translated to : العربية

`Umar bin Abi Salama, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated:

"I was a boy under the care of Allah's Messenger, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and my hand used to go around the dish while I was eating. So Allah's Messenger, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,  said to me, 'O boy! Mention the Name of Allah and eat with your right hand, and eat of the dish what is nearer to you." Since then I have been applying those instructions when eating".

This Hadith represents one of the Islamic etiquettes. Islam legislates the rules that purify the soul and discipline the behavior, as well as abolishing the habits of the Arabs inherited from the time of Jahelyya. With these noble morals the Prophet, may the peace and blessings be upon him, disciplined his companions whether these etiquettes are related to eating and drinking, clothing and walking, sitting and sleeping, visitation and hospitality, to the other Habits of the people and their conditions.

 

Say "Bismillah" in the name of Allah when you begin to eat " so that your food will be blessed.

 

"(eat with your right hand) it is a very important matter, since the right hand has been made for everything that is a good, and that is why It was named (Yameen) meaning blessed.

 

(and eat of the dish that is nearer to you) eat from the side that is near you and under your hand from the dish, and do not eat from what is close to your neighbor, it is contrary to the good morals, modesty, nobility, it hurts the others and causes them to disgust you.

 

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