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Chapter 108
ًﺎﺌﻜّﺘﻣ ﻞآﻷا ﺔﻴهاﺮآ بﺎﺑ
Undesirability of Eating in a Reclining Posture
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﺪﺒﻋ ِﻦﺑ ِﺐهو َﺔَﻔْﻴَﺤُﺟ ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر لﺎﻗ
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يرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ﻩاور
ﱡﻲﺑﺎﱠﻄَﺨﻟا لﺎﻗ
ﺎﻨُه ُءﻲِﻜﱠﺘُﻤﻟا
لﺎﻗ ،ﻪﺘﺤﺗ ٍءﺎﻃِو ﻰﻠﻋ ًاﺪِﻤَﺘْﻌُﻣ ُﺲِﻟﺎﺠﻟا ﻮه
ِءﺎَﻃﻮْﻟا ﻰﻠَﻋ ُﺪُﻌﻘَﻳ ﻻ ُﻪﱠﻧَأ َداَرَأو
ًﺔَﻐْﻠُﺑ ُﻞُآْﺄَﻳو ،ًﺎﺌِﻃْﻮﺘْﺴُﻣ ﻻ ًاﺰِﻓْﻮَﺘْﺴُﻣ ُﺪﻌْﻘَﻳ ﻞﺑ ِمﺎﻌﻄﻟا َﻦِﻣ رﺎﺜْآِﻹا ُﺪﻳﺮُﻳ ْﻦَﻣ ٍﻞْﻌﻔَآ ِﺪِﺋﺎﺳﻮْﻟاو
،ﻲﺑﺎﱠﻄﺨﻟا ْمﻼآ اﺬه
ﱠنَأ ﻰﻟِإ ُﻩﺮْﻴَﻏ رﺎَﺷَأو
ﻢﻠﻋأ ﻪﱠﻠﻟاو ،ﻪِﺒْﻨَﺟ ﻰﻠَﻋ ُﻞﺋﺎﻤﻟا ﻮه َءﻲﻜﺘﻤﻟا
Abu Juhaifah Wahb bin `Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH)
"I do not eat reclining (against a pillow).''
What is meant by reclining? There is a difference of opinion on it. Some say that it means leaning on
one side, whether right or left, or against the wall. Imam Al-Khattabi takes it in this sense that somebody should lay
out a mattress and sit on it comfortably as one sits cross-legged. Messenger of Allah (PBUH) used to take hardly an
adequate meal. Ibn Hajar says that one should sit with the right knee drawn up and the left one bent down.
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ٍﺲﻧَأ ﻦﻋو
،ًاﺮْﻤﺗ ُﻞُآْﺄَﻳ ًﺎﻴِﻌْﻘُﻣ ًﺎﺴﻟﺎﺟ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر ُﺖْﻳَأَر
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ .
ِﻪْﻴَﻗﺎﺳ ُﺐِﺼْﻨُﻳو ،ِ
ضرﻷﺎﺑ ِﻪﻴﺘَﻴﻟأ ُﻖِﺼْﻠُﻳ يﺬﻟا ﻮه
Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
I saw Messenger of Allah (PBUH) eating some dates while
sitting on his buttocks, with his legs raised.
This Hadith sheds light on another sitting posture of Messenger of Allah (PBUH). But it betrays his
uneasy state. In fact, when he was in a hurry he would be eager by eating a few dates so that he might be free to
attend to some more important business. Also a report of Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) quoted by Muslim
explains this state of mind of Messenger of Allah (PBUH).