Duaa to Recite when Forgetting to Say Bismillah before Eating

If one forgets to say bismillah before eating, one should recite the following duaa when one remembers:

بِسْمِ اللهِ أَوَّلَهُ وَآخِرَهُ

(I commence) with the name of Allah Ta’ala at the beginning and the end.

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها، أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: إذا أكل أحدكم فليذكر اسم الله تعالى، فإن نسي أن يذكر اسم الله تعالى في أوله فليقل بسم الله أوله وآخره (سنن أبي داود رقم 3767)

Hazrat Aaisha (Radhiyallahu Anha) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When you commence eating, then take the name of Allah Ta’ala (by saying bismillah). If one forgets to take the name of Allah Ta‘ala in the beginning of the meal, (then when he remembers), he should recite:

بِسْمِ اللهِ أَوَّلَهُ وَآخِرَهُ


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