Some Ahadeeth pertaining to Food and Drink – Shaykh al Albaani

Taken from Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah of Shaykh Al-Albaani
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

Part A

1- 790 – From Ibn Abbas who said that I heard the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- saying:

‘Jibraeel came to me and said: O Muhammad! Indeed Allaah -Azza wa Jal – has cursed alcohol, the one who makes it, and the one who makes it just for himself, the one who drinks it and carries it, the one who it is carried to, its seller and the  purchaser, the one who pours it and the one who it is poured for.’

No. 839

2- 791 – From Ibn Abbas –RadhiAllaahu anhu- who said: that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:
‘Keep away from alcohol, indeed it is the key to all evil.’

No. 2798

3- From al-Hasan bin ‘Alee from the Prophet: ‘Feed people and speak good.’
No. 1465

4 – 815 – From Muhammad bin Ziyad who said: Abdullaah bin al-Harith used to pass by us and say: the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-said: ‘Feed people, spread Salaams, then you will inherit Paradise.’

No. 1466

5 – 816 – From Abu Huraira who said that the Messenger -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam gave me some dates, so I put them in our large basket and we hung it on to the ceiling of the house, we continued eating from it, to such an extent that even the last of it reached the people of Sham whereby they became jealous of the people of Madina.
No. 3162

6 – 818 – From Jaabir : that a donkey which had been branded on its face passed by the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa  sallam- so he said: ‘Did it not reach you that I have cursed the one who brands an animal on its face, or hits its face?! Then he prohibited that.’
No. 1549

7 – 819 – From Salim bin Abdullaah bin Umar from his father, that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- commanded that you should sharpen your knife, and that you hide the knife from the animal and if one of you slaughters than he should prepare his knife (ensure that it is sharp).
No. 3130

8- 828 – From Umar bin al-Khattab from the Prophet: ‘Indeed food for one is enough for two and indeed food for two is enough for three and four, and indeed food for four is enough for five and six.’
No. 1686

9 – 834 – From ‘Asma bint Abu Bakr, that if she used to cook a broth she would cover it with something until the hot  bbubbling steam had left, then she said: verily I heard the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- say: ‘Indeed it is greater Baraka (blessings). i.e. the food from which is not bubbling and steaming.’
No. 392/659

Part B

11- 836 – From Anas bin Malik that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- was brought some milk which blended with water and on his right was a Bedouin and on his left was Abu Bakr, so he drank from it then he gave it to the Bedouin and said:

‘On the right on the right.’

And in another narration: ‘those on the right, those on the right, you should give it from the right hand side.’

No. 1771

12- 837 – From AbdurRahman bin Jubayr who said: a man who used to serve the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- for eight years narrated to him: that he used to hear the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- say, when food was brought close to him:

‘In the name of Allaah (Bismillaah)’ when he would finish he would say: ‘O Allaah! You fed, You gave drink, You satisfied, You guided, You gave life, so for You is praise for what You have given.’

اللهم أطعمت و أسقيت و أقنيت و هديت و أحييت , فلله الحمد على ما أعطيت

(Allaahumma Attamta, wassqayta, wa Aqnayta, wa Haadayta wa Ahayata, Fallak al-Hamd ala ma A’aatayta).

No. 71

13- 839 – From Salmah that the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- who said:

‘A house which has no dates in it, is like a house which has no food in it.’

No. 1776

14- 840 – From Abdullaah bin Umar who said: that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘There are three types of people whom Allaah will not look at on the Day of Judgement: the one who disobeys his parents, a woman who copies men in their dress and form, the one who has no concern for his wife. And three who will not enter Paradise: the one who is disobedient to his parents, an alcoholic and the one who reminds you of what he has given you.’

No. 674

15- 847 – From Thaabit, from Anas bin Malik that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- came to Umm Haraam and she brought him some dates and clarified butter but the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘Return this to its container and the other to its jug, since I am fasting.’

Then he stood and led us in a two Rakah optional prayer and Umm Haraam and Umm Sulaym stood behind us.  He made me stand on his right hand side – and according to Thaabit – Anas continued: He led us in an optional prayer on a mat. When he finished his prayer, Umm Sulaym said: I have a specific request, make Dua’ to Allaah for your young servant Anas.

The Messenger -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- never left anything of good from theDunyaa and the Hereafter except that he supplicated it for me, then he -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘O Allaah increase his wealth and offspring and bless it for him.’

Anas said:

‘My daughter informed me that I had been provided with some ninety odd offspring from my loins. There was not a man from amongst the Ansaar who had more wealth than me, then Anas said: ‘O Thaabit, I do not own any gold or silver except for my ring.’

No. 141

16-854 – From ‘Aeysha who said:

‘The most favorite drink that the Messenger loved was sweet and cold.’

No. 3006

17- 858 – From Abu Ayoob al-Ansaari who said: ‘When the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- used to eat and drink he would say:

‏الحمد لله الذي أطعم وسقى ‏ ‏وسوغه ‏ ‏وجعل له مخرجا

‘al-Hamdulillah allathee attama wa saqqa wa sowwaggahu, wa Ja’ala lahu mahkrajjan.’ Praise be to Allaah who has fed us and given us drink, made it easy to swallow and made an exit for it.’

No. 2061

18 – 877 – From Ibn Abbas who said:

‘We used to call it Shibba’ataan (i.e. Zam Zam) we used to find it a blessed aid to fertility.

No. 2685

19 – 881 – From Abu Huraira who said that Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘If the person who drank while standing knew what was in his stomach, he would vomit it out.’

No. 176/2175

20 – 882 – From Abu Huraira that the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘You should eat with your right hand and drink with your right hand, take with your right hand and give with your right hand, because Shaytaan eats with his left hand and drinks with his left hand and gives with his left hand and takes with his left hand.’

No. 1236

Part C

21- 884 – From al-Miqdaam bin Ma’ad Yakrib al-Kindee who said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- say:

‘A human does not fill a vessel more evil than his stomach. It is sufficient for the son of Adam to eat food that would keep his back straight. If it is inevitable (that he eats a full meal) then a third is for his food, a third for his drink and a third for air.’

(2265)

22- 885 – From Ibn Abbas that he said: the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘When an alcoholic dies he meets Allaah as an idol worshipper.’

(677)

23 – 886 – From Jundab bin Abdullaah who said: the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘If one of you can try to prevent an intervention coming between himself and between Paradise, it is by not spilling a Muslim’s blood even if it is a handful. He kills the Muslim as if he is slaughtering a chicken, so every time the killer comes across a door from the doors of Paradise, Allaah comes between him and the door. And whoever can do so should not try to put in his stomach except that which is good; since the first thing that rots from a human is his stomach.’

(3379)

 

24- 891 – From Abdullaah bin Mas’ood who said the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘Whoever forgets to mention Allaah when he first begins to eat should say when he remembers: ‘Bismillaah fee awwalihee wa Aakhirihee.’ (In the name of Allaah in the beginning and the end);

because after having said Bismillaah he is receiving new food, and preventing the evil Shaytaan from taking from the food.’

(198)

25- 903 – From Anas: the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- prohibited [in another wording: rebuked] drinking standing up.’

(177)

26- 905 – From Ibn Umar who said: the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-prohibited from two kinds of partaking of food: from sitting at a table where alcohol is drunk, and that a person eats while lying on his stomach.’

(2394)

27- 914 – From Abu Darda from the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- who said:

‘The person who is disobedient to his parents will not enter Paradise, nor an alcoholic or a person who belies Qadr (destiny).’

(675)

28 – 916- From Abu Musa al-Ashaari who said the Messenger of Allaah  -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘An alcoholic will not enter Paradise, nor the one who believes in magic, or one who breaks relations.’

(678)

29- 917 – From Abu Huraira who said: the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘One of you should not dare drink standing up.’

(175)

30- 918- From Umar bin Abu Salmah who said: I was a young boy in the house of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- and my hands used to take food from all over the dish, the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said to me:

‘O boy! If you eat, then say ‘Bismillaah’ and eat with your right hand and eat what is close to you.’

(344)