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Sunnats and Aadaab of Drinking

Sunnats and Aadaab of Drinking – Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Drinking

cup of water1. One should drink in at least three sips.

عن أنس رضي الله عنه قال : كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يتنفس في الشراب ثلاثا. متفق عليه . (مشكوة المصابيح رقم 4263)

Hadhrat Anas (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that in regard to any drinkable item, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam's) Mubaarak habit was that he would breathe thrice (while drinking it i.e. he drank it in three sips).

وعن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : " لا تشربوا واحدا كشرب البعير ولكن اشربوا مثنى وثلاث وسموا إذا أنتم شربتم واحمدوا إذا أنتم رفعتم " . رواه الترمذي (مشكوة المصابيح رقم 4278)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Do not drink in one gulp like a camel, rather drink in two or three sips, and take the name of Allah Ta’ala when you begin drinking and praise Allah Ta’ala when you have completed drinking.

2.  One should not drink from the chipped or broken side of the cup.

وعن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه قال : نهى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عن الشرب من ثلمة القدح وأن ينفخ في الشراب. رواه أبو داود (مشكوة المصابيح رقم 4280)

Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) discouraged one from drinking from the chipped or cracked side of the cup. Similarly he discouraged us from blowing into the cup while drinking.

3. One should not blow into the utensil.

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما : أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم نهى أن يتنفس في الإناء أو ينفخ فيه (ترمذي رقم 1888)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) discouraged one from breathing into the utensil or blowing into it (whilst drinking).

Sunnats and Aadaab of Drinking – Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Drinking

cup of water 1.  One should not drink directly from a large utensil or any such utensil through which the contents one is consuming cannot be seen.

عن ابن عباس قال نهى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عن الشرب من في السقاء  (مشكوة المصابيح رقم 4264)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) stopped us from drinking directly from the mouth of a water bag (as its contents could not be seen).

2. It is Mustahab for one to drink while sitting. However if it is Zam Zam water or the remaining water in the utensil after wudhu, then one may stand and drink the water.

عن ابن عباس : أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم شرب من زمزم وهو قائم (ترمذي رقم 1882)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) drank Zam Zam water while he was standing.

عن أبي حية قال : رأيت عليا توضأ فغسل كفيه حتى أنقاهما ثم مضمض ثلاثا واستنشق ثلاثا وغسل وجهه ثلاثا وذراعيه ثلاثا ومسح برأسه مرة ثم غسل قدميه إلى الكعبين ثم قام فأخذ فضل طهوره فشربه وهو قائم ثم قال أحببت أن أريكم كيف كان طهور رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم (ترمذي رقم 48)

Hadhrat Abu Hayya (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) reports that I had once seen Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu) perform wudhu (in the following manner). He commenced by washing his hands till his wrists until he thoroughly cleansed them, thereafter he gargled his mouth thrice and inserted water in his nose thrice. Thereafter he washed his face thrice, and washed his hands till his elbows thrice. He thereafter made masah of the head once and washed his feet till the ankles. Subsequently, he took the water that was remaining in the utensil and whilst standing he drank the water. Addressing the people he said: “It was my desire to show you the wudhu of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) (i.e. this was how he performed his wudhu).” 

Sunnats and Aadaab of Drinking – Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Drinking

cup of water1. One should recite the following Duaa after drinking milk.

اَلّلهُمَّ بَارِك لَنَا فِيهِ وَزِدْنَا مِنهُ

O Allah grant us barkat and increase in this milk.

 

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال : دخلت مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم أنا و خالد بن الوليد على ميمونة فجاءتنا بإناء فيه لبن فشرب رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم وأنا على يمينه و خالد على شماله فقال لي الشربة لك فإن شئت آثرت بها خالدا فقلت ما كنت أوثر على سؤرك أحدا ثم قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من أطعمه الله الطعام فليقل اللهم بارك لنا فيه وأطعمنا خيرا منه ومن سقاه الله لبنا فليقل اللهم بارك لنا فيه وزدنا منه وقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ليس شيء يجزي مكان الطعام والشراب غير اللبن (ترمذي رقم 3455)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports: “On one occasion Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), Hadhrat Khaalid bin Waleed (Radhiallahu Anhu) and I went to the house of Hadhrat Maymoonah (Radhiallahu Anha). She offered us some milk. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) drank, while I was seated on his right and Hadhrat Khaalid (Radhiallahu Anhu) was seated on his left. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) addressed me saying: “(Since you are seated on the right) you have the right to drink first, however if you wish, you may give Hadhrat Khaalid preference to drink first (since he is elder).” I replied: “I will not give preference to anyone over myself in regard to your mubaarak drink that is leftover (i.e. I wish to take the maximum barkat from it before anyone else).” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then said: “Whoever is blessed with food from the side of Allah Ta’ala, then he should recite the following duaa:

اَللَّهُمَّ بَارِك لَنَا فِيهِ وَأَطْعِمْنَا خَيرًا مِنه

O Allah, give us barkat in this food and bless us with something better.

And whoever is given milk to drink, then he should recite the following duaa:

اَلّلهُمَّ بَارِك لَنَا فِيهِ وَزِدْنَا مِنهُ

O Allah grant us barkat and increase in this milk.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then said: “There is nothing that can be a substitute for both food and drink besides milk.”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Drinking – Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Drinking

cup of water 1. One should recite the following Duaa after drinking water.

اَلحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي سَقَانَا عَذْبًا فُرَاتًا بِرَحْمَتِهِ، وَلَم يَجْعَلْهُ مِلْحًا أُجَاجًا بِذُنُوبِنَا

All praise is due to Allah Ta’ala who provided us with sweet drinking water through His grace, and He did not make it bitter and salty on account of our sins.

عن أبي جعفر مرسلا أنه كان إذا شرب الماء قال الحمد لله الذي سقانا عذبا فراتا برحمته ولم يجعله ملحا أجاجا بذنوبنا (الحلية لأبي نعيم كما في المرقاة 10/96) [1]

 Hadhrat Abu Ja’far (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would recite the following duaa after drinking water:

اَلحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي سَقَانَا عَذْبًا فُرَاتًا بِرَحْمَتِهِ، وَلَم يَجْعَلْهُ مِلْحًا أُجَاجًا بِذُنُوبِنَا

or

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي جَعَلَهُ عَذْبًا فُرَاتًا بِرَحْمَتِهِ، وَلَمْ يَجْعَلُهُ مَالِحًا أجاجا بِذُنُوبِنَا


[1] عن أبي جعفر : كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم إذا شرب الماء قال : الحمد لله الذي جعله عذبا فراتا برحمته و لم يجعله مالحا أجاجا بذنوبنا (شعب الايمان للبيهقي رقم 4479)