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Ramadan 2006 (Sunnah : The Perfect Example)


Manners of Drinking (Part 2)

1. Dua for Drinking:

Before drinking water you should read Bismillah.
After drinking water you should read Alhamdu Lillah.

By saying Alhamdu Lillah we are praising Allah (S.W.T), and this will give us ‘Sakoon’ (peace of mind and heart).

Hazrat Ibn-e-Abbas (R.A) reported that Holy Prophet (S.A.W) said: “Don’t take drink in one breath like the drinking of camel, but take drink twice or thrice and utter ‘Bismillah’ when you drink and utter ‘Alhamdu Lillah’ when you finish”.

2. Moderation in eating and drinking:

It is the right of all Muslims to enjoy the bounty of food and drink provided by Allah (S.W.T). However, excessive eating and drinking may prevent us from completing our ‘Ibadat’ properly, and may also cause some health problems. We also must avoid wasting food. Remember there are a lot of needy people in the world, who are not a fortunate as we are.

Holy Prophet (S.A.W) has clarified the meaning and limit of moderation.

It is mentioned in a Hadith that our beloved Prophet (S.AW) has said that: “One’s worst weakness is one’s belly. If you must eat, make sure you fill one third of your stomach with food, one third with water and leave one third for air”, (i.e. leave it empty).

3. Too hot or too cold:

To drink very cold water will cause dental problems and will not quench the thirst. Very hot drinks will cause defects in the digestive system.

4. Blowing on food or water:

Don’t blow on hot food or drink, as this is considered as “Makrooh” (hated or disliked). Islam teaches us to allow the food to cool naturally.