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  • Supplicating before or after drinking Zamzam water Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykh,should one supplicate before drinking Aamzam water or after? I have come across two statements, one stating the former, and the other the latter. Please advise, Shaykh. May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Eating to one's fill not sin Date: 6-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I take medication to protect my bones due to a condition I have. I am unsure about eating extra food, in light of Islam. I was advised to do things like eat an extra slice of toast in the morning and so on. However, most of the time, I tend to hold back from eating too much of one thing. I would like to know; if I do eat extra portions.. More

  • Squatting while eating and drinking Date: 14-7-2017

    One of my friends heard this thing, and I want to know whether it is right or wrong: Sitting in the squatting position while eating food and drinking water is from the Sunnah? .. More

  • Licking fingers of left hand if used in eating Date: 9-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu Shaykh. Is it from the Sunnah to lick the fingers after a meal? If yes, then what if the fingers of the left hand were also used during the meal, is it from the Sunnah to lick them too, or not? As we know, food should not be eaten with the left hand, which is why I am asking this question, so what about.. More

  • Learning etiquette of eating in Islam Date: 12-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum Scholars. I have a question which has been bothering me recently. I am currently seeking knowledge, or this is what I intend to do, and I have a doubt regarding the manners of the students of knowledge regarding eating. After reading and listening to biographies of great scholars of the past, I came to know that they would hardly eat.. More

  • Smelling food to check if it is rotten Date: 28-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. We should not blow on food and smell it. I want to know, what if one smells a bad smell from the food when its placed in front of the person (from a distance) or fears that it may be rotten and so on, can one smell the food in that situation or not? If not, then how is one to deal with such.. More

  • No recommended color for dining table cloth in Sunnah Date: 28-3-2017

    Is it Sunnah to eat on a red dining cloth? Is there any hadith about this? What color shouldthe dining cloth be? .. More

  • Eating nude while alone or with wife Date: 11-11-2016

    Is one allowed to sometimeseat nude while alone or with his wife at home? .. More

  • Drinking from same cup a non-Mahram drank from Date: 11-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please do not refer me to other fatwas. Last time, you mentioned other fatwas, and I cannot understand that way. You told me that one is allowed to drink the remaining water of a marriageable person. How could this be allowed in Islam; is drinking the remaining water of one who has placed their lips on the glass permissible for another.. More

  • Licking fingers and eating from one plate Sunnah Date: 27-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I want a few clarifications regarding some manners of eating 1. Is it from the Sunnah to lick your fingers and wipe the plate with your fingers after finishing meals? My family members find it disgusting when I clean the plate like this while telling them that this is a sunnah of our beloved prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam. 2... More

  • Drinking with left hand to keep glass clean for others Date: 22-2-2016

    Respected Brother. Today, I came to know a hadith that says, "Drink with right hand." Obviously, I always drink with the right hand, except in certain cases, especially when we have rice and curry. When we have our meal with the right hand, our hand gets covered with curry. If we hold the glass with our right hand at that time, then the glass looks.. More

  • The ruling on whether it is from the Sunnah to drink while sitting or while standing Date: 22-1-2016

    What is Sunnah? Does Sunnah mean the things that ProphetMuhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,did? People say that drinking while sitting is Sunnah and not in the standing position. However, in one of your fatwas (50836), you quoted a hadith from An-Nasaa’i that says that the Prophet used to drink both standing and sitting (narrated by Aa'ishah,.. More

  • Not forbidden to eat until full unless harm feared Date: 12-10-2015

    Were any of the 'Ulamaa' of the opinion that it is haraam to fill more than a third of one's stomach with food and a third of one's stomach with drink? Were they of the view that it is makrooh or that it is mustahabb to not go over filling a third with food and a third with drink? .. More

  • Not obligatory to finish meal if hunger satisfied Date: 17-4-2015

    My mum said to eat all of a chapati as it would do dua for me or say or on judgement day i didnt waste it and i covered it when not eating it - is this a bidah or anything i cant find anything online .. More

  • Ruling on writing with the left hand Date: 3-3-2015

    Is there any wrong with writing with the left hand. What should one do if they are left handed. .. More

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