Eating and Drinking Using Glass and Plates Made of Gold and Silver According to Islam ~ All readers! In this article, I will give a brief discussion about the law of eating and drinking using glass and plates made of gold and silver. As Muslims, we must know about this because there are Islamic teachings that specifically address it.
As always, before I speak more about eating and drinking using glass and plates made of gold and silver according to Islam, I will present the two hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad below;
Hadith About Eating and Drinking Using Glass and Plates Made of Gold and Silver According to Islam
The hadith about eating and drinking using glass and plates made of gold and silver according to Islam that I mean is as follows:
عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ بْنِ الْيَمَانِ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : لَا تَشْرَبُوْا فِيْ آنِيَةِ الذَّهَبِ وَالْفِضَّةِ وَلَا تَأْكُلُوْا فِيْ صِحَافِهِمَا فَإِنَّهَا لَهُمْ فِيْ الدُّنْيَا وَلَكُمْ فِيْ الْآخِرَةِ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Hudzaifah bin al-Yaman, he said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Do not drink in containers made of gold and silver, do not eat on a plate made of its kind. Surely that is for them in the world and for you in the hereafter.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
عَنْ أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ قَالَتْ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : الَّذِيْ يَشْرَبُ فِيْ إِنَاءِ الْفِضَّةِ إِنَّمَا يُجَرْجِرُ فِيْ بَطْنِهِ نَارَ جَهَنَّمَ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Umm Salamah, she said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “The person who drinks in a container made of silver is like waging Hell fire in his stomach.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
All readers! You need to know, that usually eating and drinking using containers made of gold and silver is a habit of arrogant people and people who are excessive in spending property. That’s why the Prophet Muhammad forbade Muslims to do that. Besides that, he also said, that the person who did that would get torment in the hereafter, while the person who left him would get a reward.
Allah Taala said;
زُيِّنَ لِلنَّاسِ حُبُّ ٱلشَّهَوَٰتِ مِنَ ٱلنِّسَآءِ وَٱلۡبَنِينَ وَٱلۡقَنَٰطِيرِ ٱلۡمُقَنطَرَةِ مِنَ ٱلذَّهَبِ وَٱلۡفِضَّةِ وَٱلۡخَيۡلِ ٱلۡمُسَوَّمَةِ وَٱلۡأَنۡعَٰمِ وَٱلۡحَرۡثِۗ ذَٰلِكَ مَتَٰعُ ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَاۖ وَٱللَّهُ عِندَهُۥ حُسۡنُ ٱلۡمََٔابِ ١٤
The love of desires, of women and sons and hoarded treasures of gold and silver and well bred horses and cattle and tilth, is made to seem fair to men; this is the provision of the life of this world; and Allah is He with Whom is the good goal (of life). (Ali Imraan ; 14).
If we look at the two hadiths above, we know that the prohibition on eating and drinking in containers made of gold and silver is very clear. The prophet Muhammad likened the person who did it to someone who ignited Hell’s fire in his stomach. Surely, we cannot imagine how the heat of Hell’s fire which is burning in the stomach is due to the fact, in life in the world, when our body is touched by fire, whether it’s fire in the kitchen, cigarette fire, or something else, we often shout.