Reciting the Duaa before Eating

One should recite the following duaa before eating

بِسْمِ اللهِ وَبَرَكَةِ اللهِ

In the name of Allah Ta’ala, and with the blessings of Allah Ta’ala.

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وأبا بكر وعمر رضي الله عنهما أتوا بيت أبي أيوب فلما أكلوا وشبعوا قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم خبز ولحم وتمر وبسر ورطب إذا أصبتم مثل هذا فضربتم بأيديكم فكلوا بسم الله وبركة الله (المستدرك للحاكم  رقم 7084)

Hazrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) reports that on one occasion Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) went to the house of Hazrat Abu Ayyoob (Radhiyallahu Anhu). After they ate and were satisfied, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When you obtain foods such as bread, meat, dry dates, semi-ripe dates and fresh dates, and you intend partaking of it, then commence eating by taking the name of Allah Ta’ala saying:  

بِسْمِ اللهِ وَبَرَكَةِ اللهِ


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