Hadith Sharif on Eating etiquettes and Health Benefits

 

Eat in the name of Allah using your right hand, from the side closest to you. From then onwards, that is how I eat. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 3, Page 521, Hadith 5376]

 

Eat sitting together and recite بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم there will be blessing in your food. [AbuDawood, V3, P486, Hadith 3764]

 

Eat together. Do not eat separately, as blessing is with the group. [Sunan IbnMajah, Vol. 4, Page 21, Hadith 3287]

 

The one who picks up the bits of food that have fallen on the dining-mat and eats them, will live a life of affluence and his offspring and the offspring of his offspring will be protected from unwisdom (ignorance). [Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 15, Page 111, Hadith 40815]

 

Allow hot food to cool before eating, as hot food contains no blessing. [Hakim, Mustadrak Ala al-Sahihayn, Vol. 4, Page 132, Hadith 7125]

 

One who drinks water in the morning (before eating anything else), his strength decreases. [Majma’ az-Zawaid, Vol. 5, Page 142, Hadith 8292]

 

Do not leave dinner. At least eat a fistful of dates (if you don’t find anything). Because leaving dinner makes old age befall (quicker). [Sunan IbnMajah, Vol. 4, Page 50, Hadith 3355]

 

Do not compel your ailing people on eating and drinking because Allah feeds them. [Sunan IbnMajah, Vol. 4, Page 91, Hadith 3444]

 

Allah has not placed a cure in things which are Haraam. [Tabarani, Al-Mu’jam al-Kabeer, Vol. 23, Page 326, Hadith 749]

 

You must eat red lentils because it contains blessing that softens the heart and increases tears. It contains the blessings of 70 blessed Ambiya including Sayyiduna Isa (Alayhis Salam). [Daylami, Firdaus al-Akhbar, Vol. 2, Page 67, Hadith 3876]

 

Eat quince (a fruit like pear and apple) in the morning (before eating anything else) because it removes heartburn. [Suyuti, Jami’ as-Sagheer, Page 398, Hadith 6404]

 

Eating dates in the morning before eating anything else kills stomach worms. [Suyuti, Jami’ as-Sagheer, Page 398, Hadith 6394]

 

By eating date, one does not get afflicted with the ailment of colic (i.e. appendix pain). [Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 5, Page 12, Hadith 28191]

 

If anyone eats seven Ajwah dates in the morning (before eating anything else), he will remain safe from magic spell and poison that day. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 3, Page 540, Hadith 5225]

 

Ajwah date is from Paradise. It possesses cure from poison. [Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Page 17, Hadith 2073]

 

Eating seven Ajwah dates of Madinah Munawwarah daily for seven days are beneficial for leprosy. [Al-Kamil li Ibn Adee, Vol. 7, Page 409, Hadith 1670]

 

Eat olive and use its oil, because it has cure for 70 diseases. Out of which, leprosy is one of them. [Suyuti, Jami’ as-Sagheer, Page 398, Hadith 6392]

 

Eating watermelon before meal washes stomach thoroughly and uproots the disease completely. [Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 5, Page 20, Hadith 28283]

 

A Talbinah comforts an ill heart and removes some grief. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Page 19, Hadith 5689]  ( Talbina is a soup made from barley flour, formed by adding milk and honey to the dried barley powder. It is called talbina, which comes from the Arabic word laban meaning yogurt, because of its resemblance to yogurt, as it is soft and white. )

 

There is a cure for every ailment in Talbinah. [Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 15, Page 16, Hadith 28242]

 

Large Raisins (Munaqqa) strengthen blood vessels and muscles, eliminate weakness, calm down anger, eliminate phlegm, brighten up facial complexion, and make mouth fragrant. [Kashf al-Khifa, Vol. 2, Page 291, Hadith 2839]  ( Small sized raisins are referred to as Kishmish and large sized raisins are referred to as Munaqqa in Urdu, resemble like kishmish but it is black in colour. )

 

Nigella Seeds (Kalonji or Kalwanji) have cure for every ailment except death. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Page 8, Hadith 5687]

 

Hold firm upon cucumber because Allah has bestowed cure for every ailment in it. [KanzulUmmal, Vol. 5, Page 19, Hadith 28277]

 

The one who licks honey in the morning for three days every month, no major calamity would befall him. [Sunan IbnMajah, Vol. 4, Page 94, Hadith 3450]

 

Zamzam is food in place of food or medication in place of medicine. [Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Vol. 4, Page, 358, Hadith 2]

 

Sip and drink and do not gulp and swallow in big amounts for it causes the liver diseases. [Jami’ as-Saghir, Vol. 1, Page 49, Hadith 710]

 

Stomach is the pond of body and veins are connected to it. If stomach is fine, then veins return back fine too. And if the stomach is unwell, then veins return back with an illness. [Bayhaqi, Shu’ab al-Iman, Vol. 5, Page 66, Hadith 5796]

 

Man does not fill any container worse than his stomach. [IbnMajah Hadith 3349]

 

Adopt moderation in eating and drinking as this is a cure for numerous diseases. [Kashf al-Khifa, Volume 1, Page 221, Hadith 760]

 

Fast and you will get healthy. [Tabarani, Al-Mu’jam Al-Kabir, Vol. 6, Page 147, Hadith 8312]

 

Travel, you will become healthy. [Suyuti, Al-Jami’ as-Sagheer, Page 284, Hadith 4624]

 

Do not bathe with water that has been heated by the sun as this causes leprosy. [Sunan Daraqutni, Vol. 1, Page 54, Hadith 85]

 

Surah al Fatiha is a cure for every illness. [Darimi, Vol. 2, Page 538, Hadith 337]

 

There are two blessings in which many people are in loss: (1) Good Health (2) Spare time. [Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 6412]

 

 

 

 

Hadith Sharif on Excellence of Al-Sham

 

I saw the pillar of Quran was taken from under my pillow. I followed it until it reached Al-Shaam. [Musnad Ahmad, Hadith 21733]

 

Indeed Allah has taken special assurance of Al-Shaam and its people for my sake. [Sunan AbuDawud, Vol. 3, Page 4, Hadith 2483]

 

The heart of the abode of Islam is al-Shaam. [Tabarani, Mu’jam Kabeer, Vol. 7, Page 53, Hadith 6359]

 

Behold, indeed the heart of the abode of the believers is al-Sham. [Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 28, Page 164, Hadith 16965]

 

Allah divided evil into 10 parts: one of which 1 is in al-Sham and 9 elsewhere. [Tarikh Dimashq, Vol. 1, Page 144, Hadith 221]

 

Allah divided good into 10 parts, 9 of which were placed in al-Sham and one of which elsewhere. [Tarikh Dimashq, Hadith 221]

 

Al-Shaam is Allah’s chosen land to which His best servants will be gathered. [Sunan AbuDawud, Vol. 3, Page 4, Hadith 2483]

 

The angels of Allah, the most gracious, have spread their wings over Al-Sham. [Tirmidhi, Vol. 6, Page 228, Hadith 3954]

 

Al-Sham is Allah’s finest land to which He will drive the elite of His servants. [Tabarani, Mu’jam Kabir, V8, P201, Hadith 7718]

 

Verily! Iman at the time of fitan (trials and turmoil) will be found in al-Sham. [Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 36, Page 62, Hadith 21733]

 

Water and believers will always be found in al-Sham. [Tabarani, Al-Mu’jam al-Kabeer, Vol. 9, Page 172, Hadith 8856]

 

There will come a time that there will be no believer except that he will have moved to al-Sham. [Mustadrak Hakim, Hadith 8461]

 

 

Hadith Sharif on Excellence of A True Believer

 

One who loves for Allah, hates anyone because of Allah, spends for Allah and holds back for Allah, then, indeed, he has completed his Iman. [Sunan Abi Dawood, Vol 2, Page 632 – Hadith 4681]

 

None amongst you is a [true] believer (mu’min), unless I am most beloved to him; and dearer to him than his own father, his children and all the people in the world. [Sahih Al-Bukhari 1:7 and Sahih Muslim 1:49]

 

Beware of the perception of a true believer (Mu’min) because he sees with the Noor of Allah. [Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 88, Hadith 3138]

 

A good companion is the one whose sight reminds you of Allah and his actions remind you of the Hereafter. [Shu’ab al-Iman, Hadith 9446]

 

The remembrance of Allah comes to your heart when you see the Awliya of Allah. [Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 1, Page 214, Hadith 1779]

 

Seek goodness and (find solutions to) your needs from the ones with beautiful faces (Hisan al-Wujuh). [Al-Mu’jam al-Kabir, narrating from ibn ‘Abbas, Hadith 11110, (Al-Maktabat al-Faisaliyya, Beirut), Vol. 11, Page 81]

 

Seek goodness from the merciful people of my Ummah. You will live in peace under them. [Suyuti, Jami’ Saghir, Vol 1, Page 72, Hadith 1106]

 

There are many people in rags that if they swear to Allah on any matter, Allah fulfills their oath. [IbnHibban, V8, P139, Hadith 6449]

 

There will always be forty men on this Earth till the Day of Judgement by whom Allah protects this Earth. [Kanz al-Ummal, Hadith 34614]

 

Imam Ahmad narrates from Sayyiduna Ali (Radi Allahu Anhu) through Hasan chain that the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) has said;

“The Abdal are in Sham (Syria) and they are forty in total. When one of them passes away, Allah replaces him with another. Due to them the rain falls, the enemies are defeated and the punishment of Allah is turned away from the people of Sham.” [Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal, Vol.1, Page 112]

 

The Abdaal are in Al-Shaam. By their grace the people become victorious and are provided with sustenance. [Al-Mu’jam al-Kabir, Hadith 120]

 

Indeed Allah supports a nation because of their weak. [Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 4, Page 357, Hadith 10882]

 

Allah (Azza wa Jal) has said, ‘Whoever adopt enmity towards a Wali [friend] of mine, I declare war on him. Of all of the things through which my servant seeks nearness to me, the Faraid [Obligatory Acts] are most beloved to me. And he continues to gain nearness to me by means of Nawafil (Supererogatory Salah), until I make him my beloved. If he asks of me, I will surely bestow upon him, and if he seeks refuge, I will surely grant him refuge.’ [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Page 248, Hadith 6502]

 

Surely Allah eliminates calamities from the neighboring hundred houses of the pious Muslims. [At-Targhib wat-Tarhib, V3, P363, Hadith 39]

 

Verily Allah will send at the beginning of every century such a person for this Ummah who will rejuvenate and restore their religion(Deen). [Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith 4291 and many others]

 

Mercy descends when the righteous are mentioned. [Hilyat al-Awliya’, Vol. 7, Page 335, Hadith 10750]

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