Is It Sunnah to Eat with Hands? ~ Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation about sunnah to eat with hands? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you have to read it to the end.
Specifically, there are three important points about “is it sunnah to eat with hands?” which I will explain now. The three important things I mean are as follows:
Meaning of Sunnah to Eat with Hands
The first important thing about “is it sunnah to eat with hands?” what I will explain now is the meaning of the sentence “sunnah to eat with hands”. I want you to understand that so that you have a complete understanding of the focus of our discussion.
If we look at the sentence “it is sunnah to eat with hands”, then we will understand that there are two points that we must understand. The two points I mean are as follows:
By the way, do you know what sunnah is? If you don’t know about it, then you should remember that sunnah is everything that is attributed to Prophet Muhammad. That is an explanation of what the sunnah is in general.
The specific meaning of the sunnah is as follows:
كُلُّ مَا نُقِلَ عَنْ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ – صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – مِنْ أَقْوَالٍ وَأَفْعَالٍ وَتَقْرِيْرٍ ، وَصِفَاتٍ خَلْقِيَّةٍ وَخُلُقِيَّةٍ، سَوَاءً أَكَانَ ذَلِكَ قَبْلَ الْبِعْثَةِ أَمْ بَعْدَهَا
Everything that is narrated from the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, such as sayings, deeds, decisions, attributes of creation and ethics, either before he was sent as a Prophet and Messenger or after that.
That is one of the definitions of sunnah according to hadith experts.
You can find an explanation of the sunnah in the hadith below:
مَنْ سَنَّ فِي الْإِسْلَامِ سُنَّةً حَسَنَةً فَلَهُ أَجْرُهَا وَأَجْرُ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِهَا بَعْدَهُ مِنْ غَيْرِ أَنْ يَنْقُصَ مِنْ أُجُورِهِمْ شَيْءٌ وَمَنْ سَنَّ فِي الْإِسْلَامِ سُنَّةً سَيِّئَةً كَانَ عَلَيْهِ وِزْرُهَا وَوِزْرُ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِهَا مِنْ بَعْدِهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ أَنْ يَنْقُصَ مِنْ أَوْزَارِهِمْ شَيْءٌ
Whoever sets an example of good habits in Islam, then he will get his reward and the reward of those who imitate it, without reducing their reward in the slightest. And whoever sets an example of a bad habit, then he will get his sin, and the sin of those who follow him without reducing their sin in the slightest.
Two: Eat with Hands.
As for what is meant by “eat with hands” is very simple, that someone eats with hands.
So, we can understand “eat with hands” in several ways as follows:
One: that the Prophet Muhammad used to eat with his hands.
Two: that eating with hands is one of the good things in Islam.
But, in general, if we find someone explaining the sunnah of eating with hands, then it means that the Prophet Muhammad used to do that and that is a good thing in Islam. But if we find someone asking about the sunnah of eating with hands, it means that that person is asking if it is permissible in Islam.
That’s a brief explanation of the meaning of “sunnah to eat with hands” that we must understand.
Hadith About Eating with Hands
The second important point about “sunnah to eat with hands?” what I will explain now is the hadith about eating with hands. I want you to understand that so that you understand the basic arguments to answer the question.
The hadith regarding the sunnah to eat with hands is as follows:
عَنْ ابْنِ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ قَالَ : إِذَا أَكَلَ أَحَدُكُمْ فَلْيَأْكُلْ بِيَمِينِهِ وَإِذَا شَرِبَ فَلْيَشْرَبْ بِيَمِينِهِ فَإِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ يَأْكُلُ بِشِمَالِهِ وَيَشْرَبُ بِشِمَالِهِ . أَخْرَجَهُ مُسْلِمٌ
From Ibn Umar radhiyallahu, that the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallaahu alaihi wasallam said, “If one of you eats, then eats with his right hand and if he drinks then drinks with his right hand. Verily, Satan eats with his left hand and Satan drinks with his left too.” This hadith was narrated by Muslim.
That’s a hadith about eating with hands that we must understand.