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Chapter 104
ﻪﻠآأ ءﻲﺴﻳ ﻦﻣ ﻪﺒﻳدﺄﺗو ﻪﻈﻋوو ﻪﻴﻠﻳ ﺎﻤﻣ ﻞآﻷا بﺎﺑ
Eating from what is in front of One
لﺎﻗ ﺎﻤﻬﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر َﺔَﻤَﻠَﺳ ﻲﺑأ ﻦﺑ ﺮﻤﻋ ﻦﻋ
،ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر ِﺮْﺠِﺣ ﻲﻓ ًﺎﻣﻼﻏ ُﺖﻨُآ
ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر ﻲﻟ لﺎﻘﻓ ِﺔَﻔْﺤﱠﺼﻟا ﻲﻓ ُﺶﻴِﻄَﺗ يِﺪَﻳ ْﺖﻧﺎَآو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ
ْﻞُآَو ﻰﻟﺎﻌﺗ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱢﻢَﺳ ُمﻼُﻏ ﺎَﻳ
َﻚﻴِﻠَﻳ ﺎﱠﻤِﻣ ْﻞآو َﻚِﻨﻴﻤﻴﺑ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
ﻪﻟﻮﻗ :»
ﻩﺎﻨﻌﻣ ،ﺖﺤﺗ ﻦﻣ ةﺎﻨﺜﻣ ءﺎﻳ ﺎهﺪﻌﺑو ِءﺎﻄﻟا ﺮﺴﻜﺑ
ِﺔَﻔْﺤﱠﺼﻟا ﻲﺣاﻮﻧ ﻰﻟِإ ّﺪﺘﻤﺗو كّﺮﺤﺘﺗ
740. `
Umar bin Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: I was a boy under the care of Messenger
of Allah (PBUH), and as my hand used to wander around in the dish, he (PBUH) said to me once,
"Mention Allah's
Name (i.e., say Bismillah), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is in front of you.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
`Umar bin Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with them) had learnt table manners from
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) who was his stepfather and guardian. Hence, everybody is morally bound to teach his
wards or children good manners.
لﺎﻘﻓ ﻪﻟﺎﻤِﺸﺑ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِلﻮﺳر َﺪْﻨِﻋ َﻞآَأ ًﻼُﺟَر نَأ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿر ِعﻮآﻷا ِﻦﺑ َﺔَﻤَﻠَﺳ ﻦﻋو
َﻚﻨﻴِﻤَﻴِﺑ ْﻞُآ
«لﺎﻗ :
َلﺎﻗ ُﻊﻴِﻄﺘْﺳَأ ﻻ
،َﺖْﻌَﻄَﺘْﺳا ﻻ
ﺎَﻬَﻌَﻓَر ﺎَﻤَﻓ ،ُﺮْﺒِﻜﻟا ﱠﻻِإ ُﻪَﻌَﻨَﻣ ﺎﻣ
ِﻪﻴِﻓ ﻰﻟِإ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
Salamah bin Al-Akwa` (May Allah be pleased with him) reported on the authority of his father: A man ate with
his left hand in the presence of Messenger of Allah (PBUH), whereupon he said,
"Eat with your right hand.''
man said: "I cannot do that.'' Thereupon he (the Prophet (PBUH)) said,
"May you not be able to do that.''
It was
vanity that prevented him from doing it and he could not raise it (the right hand) up to his mouth afterwards.
This report has already been given earlier and is being repeated here owing to its relevance to the
chapter. In the light of this Hadith, we are supposed to keep table manners in our focus and also to urge others to
observe them. Furthermore, it is extremely undesirable to deny a reality out of sheer arrogance as it incurs the
displeasure of Allah. We are also informed of a miracle of Messenger of Allah (PBUH) whose supplications were
instantly answered.