His noble manners in drinking


Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to breathe three times in the course of drink and to say that drinking in this manner is more acceptable, more thirst quenching and more wholesome. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

In another tradition it has been expressly mentioned that one should not breathe into a vessel while drinking but should remove his lips from the cup. [Zadul Ma’ad, Shamail -e- Tirmizi]

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) best liked sweet cold water. [Zadul Ma’ad]

Drinking water after taking meals is not the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) particularly when the water be warm or intensely cold since both are harmful. [Zadul Ma’ad]

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) did not consider it advisable to drink water after being tired with exercise, after taking food or fruit, after sexual intercourse and after a bath. [Zadul Ma’ad]

It occurs in traditions that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has advised that one should sip the water and should drink it without stopping. [Madarij-un-Nabuwah]

Whenever the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) desired any beverage to be distributed to company, he would direct that the elderly people should be served first and in case of a drinkable item being served again, he would ask that the next round should start from the person next to the one who was served last. When he served a beverage to his friends, he would be the last to drink saying that the cup bearer (Saqi) is usually the last to drink. The noble habit of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to drink water sitting and in authentic traditions it occurs that he has forbidden drinking water standing and has even forbidden drinking with one hand. [Zadul Ma’ad]

Hadrat Abbas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When ALLAH gives one anything to eat he should say:

“O ALLAH bless us in this and give us what is better than it.”

In case of milk one should recite the following:

“O Allaah Bless us in this and give us plentiful.”

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) definitely liked sweet cold water the most and such water was brought for him from far off places. [Khasail-e-Nabawi, Madarij-un-Nabuwah]

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has taken honey mixed in water and this he used to do early in the morning. After some time when he felt hungry, he would eat whatever was available. [Madarij-un-Nabuwah]

O ALLAH! Give us more and better than this. [Shamail-e-Tirmiz]

Sometimes he used to drink pure milk and sometimes mixed with water. [Madarij-un-Nabuwah]

Hadrat lbn Abbas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that when he brought a bucket of zam zam water, he drank it while standing. (Probably there was no room to sit at that moment). [Shamail-e-Tarmizi]

Some have held that drinking while standing is particular for Zam Zam and Wudu water. [Madarij-un-Nabuwah]

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