Islamic Ethic When Eating

ethic when eating

One Islamic ethics when eating is eat with right hand and never use left hand except it is urgent.

Because, the Prophet (ﷺ) says that eating with left hand is the habit of shaytaan (evil).

A hadith from Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah blesses him), that the Prophet (ﷺ) said:

إِذَا أَكَلَ أَحَدُكُمْ فَلْيَأْكُلْ بِيَمِينِهِ ، وَإِذَا شَرِبَ فَلْيَشْرَبْ بِيَمِينِهِ ، فَإِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ يَأْكُلُ بِشِمَالِهِ ، وَيَشْرَبُ بِشِمَالِهِ

“When any one of you intends to eat (meal), he should eat with his right hand. and when he (intends) to drink he should drink with his right hand, for the shaytaan eats with his left hand and drinks with his left hand” [Saheeh Muslim].

So, it is obligatory for the Muslim to eat with his right hand; he should not eat with his left hand.


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