Mention Allah’s Name before starting to eat

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`Umar bin Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

Messenger of Allah (PBUH), said to me,

“Mention Allah’s Name (i.e., say Bismillah before starting eating), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is near you.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary:
There are two things about this Hadith. First, we should start eating or drinking by pronouncing the Name of Allah. Second, we should eat from our side without stretching our hand to the side where someone else is eating. This may be the case when more than one or two people are eating the same kind of food from a single dish. Good manners do not allow it, yet in case a variety of food or fruit is lying before us on the table, we are free to take our pick.

Riyad-us-Saliheen – Hadith No : 728

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