Praising Allaah after finishing eating.


Praising Allaah after finishing eating. 

There is a great deal of virtue in this.

It was narrated from Anas ibn Maalik that the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:

“Allaah is pleased with His slave when he eats something and praises Him for it, or drinks something and praises Him for it.” (narrated by Muslim, 2734).

Several ways of praising Allaah have been narrated from the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)

1 – Al-Bukhaari narrated that Abu Umaamah said: When the Prophet ( Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam ) finished eating, he would say,

  •  “Al-hamdu Lillaah hamdan katheeran mubaarakan fihi ghayra makfiyyin wa laa muwadda’in wa laa mustaghnan ‘anhu rabbana
  • (Praise be to Allaah, much good and blessed praise. O our Lord, You are not in need of anyone, and we cannot do without Your favour nor dispense with it).”

(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5458).

Ibn Hajar said: “ ‘ghayra makfiyyin (You are not in need of anyone)’ means that He has no need of any of His slaves but He is the One Who feeds His slaves and suffices them.”

2 – It was narrated from Mu’aadh ibn Anas that his father said: The Messenger of Allaah ( Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam ) said: “Whoever eats some food then says,

  • ‘Al-hamdu Lillaahi allahi at’amani haadha wa razaqnihi min ghayri hawlin minni wa laa quwwata
  • (Praise be to Allaah Who has fed me this and provided me with it with no power or strength on my part),’ his previous sins will be forgiven.”

(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3458; Ibn Maajah, 3285; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, 3348).

3 – It was narrated that Abu Ayyoob al-Ansaari (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “When the Messenger of Allaah ( Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam ) ate or drank anything, he would say,

  • Al-hamdu Lillaah alladhi at’ama wa saqaa wa sawwaghahu wa ja’ala lahu makhrajan
  • (Praise be to Allaah Who has given food and drink,made it easy to swallow and provided an exit for it).’”

(Narrated by Abu Dawood, 3851 and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani).

4 – It was narrated from ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Jubayr that a man who served the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) for eight years told him that he used to hear the Prophet ( Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam ) saying, when food was brought near him, “Bismillaah.” And when he had finished eating he would say,

  •  “Allaahumma at’amta wa asqayta wa hadayta wa ahyayta, fa laka’l-hamd ‘ala ma a’tayta
  • (O Allaah, You have fed, given to drink, guided and brought to life, so praise be to You for what You have given).”

(Narrated by Ahmad, 16159; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 1/111)


It is mustahabb to use all the words of praise that have been narrated to be said after finishing eating.

So you can say one du’aa’ on one occasion, another du’aa’ on another occasion, and so on, so that you will have followed the Sunnah in all ways and attain the blessing of these du’aa’s, as well as feeling the meanings of these words in your heart when you say them on various occasions, because if you get used to saying a particular du’aa’ all the time, you think less about its meaning, because you have said it so often.

From al-Adaab by al-Shalhoob, p. 155.


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Pray your Salah and be good to others too, When you remember Allah, He remembers you. Do you know when you hear or recite the Qur'an, Allah is telling you that He is the One.

Posted on August 22, 2015, in Acts of Worship / Ibaada'h, Morals and Heart-Softeners and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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