Etiquette of Drinking Water

Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 111
Etiquette of Drinking Water

757. Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) used to breathe three times in the course of a drink (he used to drink in three gulps).
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

758. Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Do not drink in one gulp like a camel, but in two or three (gulps). Mention the Name of Allah (i.e., say Bismillah) when you start drinking and praise Him (i.e., say Al-hamdu lillah) after you have finished (drinking).”
[At-Tirmidhi].

759. Abu Qatadah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) forbade breathing into the vessel while drinking.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

760. Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Milk mixed with water was brought to Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam). On his right side was sitting a bedouin and on his left was sitting Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him). He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) drank from it and handed the rest to the bedouin saying, “One who is on the right has preference, then again the one who is on the right.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

761. Sahl bin Sa`d (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A drink was brought to Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and he drank (some) from it. On his right was a boy and on his left were some elderly people. He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said to the boy, “Would you permit me to give rest of this drink to these on my left?’‘ The boy said: “O Messenger of Allah, I would certainly not give preference to anyone in anything that might come to me from you.” So he (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) handed over the rest of the drink to him.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].