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Duas while eating and drinking


Before meals



بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَعَلَى بَرَكَةِ اللَّهِ


In the name of Allah and with the blessings of Allah I begin (eating)".



On forgetting to recite Bismillah at the beginning, recite:


بِسْمِ اللَّهِ أَوَّلِهِ وَآخِرِهِ


"In the name of Allah in the beginning and end".


By not reciting Bismillah, Satan has an opportunity of partake in the food.



After Meals



الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنَا وَسَقَانَا وَجَعَلَنَا مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ


"All praise belongs to Allah, who fed us and quenched our thirst and made us Muslims".

(Ibn Al Sunni)


Alternate dua after meals

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هُوَ أَشْبَعَنَا وَأَرْوَانَا وَأَنْعَمَ عَلَيْنَا وَأَفْضَلَ


"All praise belongs to Allah who filled our stomachs and quenched our thirst, rewarded us and gave us plentiful".


Note: If the meals are commenced with the above dua, then there will be no accountability of the food eaten on the Day of Qiyamat.

(Hisnul Hasin from Haam)


Alternate dua

اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَأَطْعِمْنَا خَيْرَاً مِنْهُ


"O Allah, You grant us blessings in it and grant us better than it".





الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنِي هَذَا الطَّعَامَ وَرَزَقَنِيهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ حَوْلٍ مِنِّي وَلَا قُوَّةٍ


"All Praise belongs to Allah who granted this meal, (which I received) without my power or effort".


All previous sins are forgiven if this dua is recited after meals.

(Mishkat, Kitabul-li-baas)


At the time of lifting the table cloth



الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ حَمْدَاً كَثِيرَاً طَيِّبَاً مُبَارَكَاً فِيهِ غَيْرَ مَكْفِيٍّ وَلَا مُوَدَّعٍ وَلَا مُسْتَغْنَىً عَنْهُ رَبَّنَا


"All praise belongs to Allah who is Omnipresent, Pure and full of Blessings. O Lord, we are eating thinking we cannot be without it nor independent of it, nor can we do without it".



When drinking water



اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَزِدْنَا مِنْهُ


"O Allah, grant us blessings in it".



At meal times when visiting someone



اللَّهُمَّ أَطْعِمْ مَنْ أَطْعَمَنِي وَاسْقِ مَنْ سَقَانِي


"O Allah, feed him for he has fed me and quench his thirst for he has quenched my thirst".



Alternate dua


أَكَلَ طَعَامَكُمُ الْأَبْرَارُ وَصَلَّتْ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَلَائِكَةَ وَأَفْطَرَ عِنْدَكُمُ الصَّائِمُونَ


"(May) the righteous partake of your food and the angels of mercy descend upon you and those who are fasting break their fast with you.

(Hisnul Hasin)


Also recite the above dua which praises Allah and thanks Him.


When drinking water


Drink water or anything else that is halal whilst sitting with two or three breaths and do not breathe or blow in the container. When drinking, recite:


بِسْمِ اللَّهِ


and when finished recite


الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ




Drinking Zam Zam water



اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمَاً نَافِعَاًً وَرِزْقَاً وَاسِعَاًَ وَشِفَاءً مِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ


"O Allah, I seek beneficial knowledge, wide sustenance and cure from all ailments from You".

(Hisnul Hasin)


When breaking fast



اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمْتُ وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ أَفْطَرْتُ


"O Allah, I have fasted for You and from the sustenance given by You, I break the fast".

(Abu Dawood)


Alternate dua


اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ الَّتِي وَسِعَتْ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ أَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي ذُنُوبِي


"O Allah, I seek by your mercy which encompasses everything, that You forgive my sins".

(Hisnul Hasin)


After Iftaar



ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ وَثَبُتَ الْأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ


"The thirst has quenched and left wetness and with the will of Allah, reward is proven (certain)" 

(Abu Dawood etc).


Making Iftaar at someone's place



أَفْطَرَ عِنْدَكُمُ الصَّائِمُونَ وَأَكَلَ طَعَامَكُمُ الْأَبْرَارُ وَصَلَّتْ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ


"May the fasting persons make Iftari with you, the righteous partake in your meals and the angels send mercy on you". (Hisnul Hasin Ibn Maja etc)

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