Friday, September 4, 2015



(SallAllaahu ‘Alayhi wa  ‘Aalihii Wasallam)

Etiquettes regarding Eating, Drinking

175.  Sayyidina ‘Umar bin Abi Salmah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
              Say Bismillaah, eat with your right hand and eat from the portion before you.  (Bukhari, Muslim)
176.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
              When one of you eats, let him eat with the right hand, and when he drinks, let him do that with his right hand.  (Muslim)
177.  Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
              The devil is with you every time you do something; even when you eat, he is there. Thus, when anyone drops a morsel, he must remove particles of dust from it and eat it; he must not leave it for the devil. When he has eaten his food, he must lick his fingers because he does not know which portion of the food is blessed.  (Muslim)
178.  Sayyidina Abu Juhayfah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
              I do not eat in a reclining position. (Bukhari)
179. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
              The food of two suffices three and the food of three suffices four. (Bukhari, Muslim)
180. Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
              Allah is pleased with His slave who thanks Him after he has eaten and thanks Him after he has drunk. (Muslim)
181. Sayyidah ‘Aishah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)
              If one of you forgets to call the name of Allah when he begins to eat but remembers it during his meals then should say Bismillaahi awwalahuu wa aakirah (In the name of Allah, the first of it and the last. (Tirmizi)
182. Sayyidina Salmaan (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
              The blessing of food lies in washing hands and mouth before eating and also in washing them after it. (Tirmizi, Mishkat)
183. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
              If any one goes to sleep while his hands are greasy then he must blame himself and no one else if some trouble comes to him (e.g. some animal bites him). (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood)
184. Sayyidina Ibn ‘Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
              Do not gulp down water like a camel in one breath. Rather, drink it in sips, taking breath twice or thrice, when you begin to drink say Bismillaah and on removing the vessel from the mouth say ‘al-Hamdulillah. (Bismillaah, In the name of Allah, al-Hamdulillah, praise be to Allah). (Tirmizi, Mishkat)
185. Sayyidina abu Sa’eed Khudri (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
             Remove the glass from your mouth before taking breath. (Bukhari, Mishkat)

Etiquettes of Dress, Adornment, Sleeping, Walking, and Sitting down

186.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         The position below the ankles, if covered by the trousers will be in Hell.  (Bukhari, Mishkat)
187.  Sayyidina Ibn ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          In this world, only that man wears silk, who has no share in the Hereafter. (Bukhari, Muslim)
188.  Sayyidina Samura (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          Wear white clothes because they are purer and better, and shroud your dead in them.   (Tirmizi, Mishkat)
189.  Sayyidina Abu Moosa (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          Gold and silk are permitted to the women of my Ummah but forbidden to the men.   (Tirmizi, Mishkat)
190.  Sayyidina Ibn’Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          He who imitates any people (in dress and appearance) is one of them.  (Ahmad, Abu Dawood)
191.  Sayyidina ‘Amr bin Shuayb (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          Allah likes that the marks of his favors are visible on His slave. (Thus, if Allah has bestowed wealth this should be apparent from the dress and living of the beneficiary). (Tirmizi, Mishkat)
192.  Sayyidina Abu Umamah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          Simplicity is part of faith. Simplicity is part of faith. (Abu Dawood, Mishkat)
193.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          When one of you puts on shoes, he should put on the right shoe first and when he removes them, he should take off the left shoe first. Let it be that the right foot is the first when wearing shoes and the last when taking them off. (Bukhari, Muslim)
194.  Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          When the thong of a shoe is damaged, the man must not walk with one shoe on his foot but he should repair the thong; so also he must not walk with one sock on. (In the same way), one must not eat with the left hand. (Muslim, Mishkat)
195.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          Five things are innate to man:
1. Circumcision,
2. Shaving hair below the navel,
3. Clipping the moustaches,
4. Paring the nails,
5. Removing hair under the armpit.
 (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)
196.  Sayyidina Ibn ’Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          Be distinguished from the polytheists: Grow beard, clip moustaches down very much. (Bukhari, Muslim)
197.  Sayyidina Ibn ’Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          Allah curses those men who take up resemblance to women and He curses those women who take up resemblance to men (Bukhari, Muslim)
198.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          He who grows hair on the head, let him respect them (that is, keep them clean and comb them sometimes).  (Abu Dawood, Mishkat)
199.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          Change the colour of white hair (with henna a red-brown dye) but do not adopt resemblance to the Jews. (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Mishkat)
200.  Sayyidina Abu Talha (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          The Angels do not go into the house in which there is a dog or pictures. (Bukhari, Muslim)
201.  Sayyidina ‘Aali bin Shayban (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          If anyone sleeps on the roof a house which is without a barricade made of stone or anything, then no responsibility rests (on Allah) for him. (Abu Dawood, Targheeb)
202.  Sayyidina Ya’ish bin Tikhfah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          Allah does not like this style of lying down (on the stomach). (Abu Dawood, Targheeb)
203.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          If someone among you is seated in the shade and the shadow moves away from him leaving part of his body in the sun and part in the shade then he should get up. (Abu Dawood, Targheeb)
204.  Sayyidina Ibn ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
          The best method of sitting in an assembly is to face the Qiblah (the direction where one turns in prayer). (Tabarani, Targheeb)
205.  Sayyidina Ibn ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
Do not sleep while a fire is lit in your home. (Bukhari, Muslim)

Collected from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi, by Muhammad Sharif