Thursday, December 30, 2010

Reward for Mentioning Allaah's Name upon Your Food

Here is a SaHeeH hadeeth on the reward you will receive whenever you mention the name of Allaah (سبحانه و تعالى) over your food.

(Taken from my personal copy of Al-Sadooq’s Thawaab Al-`Amaal, pg. 219)
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ثواب من ذكر اسم الله على طعامه
“Reward for whoever mentions the name of Allaah upon his food”


 حدثني محمد بن الحسن قال حدثني سعد بن عبد الله عن محمد بن الحسين عن محمد بن يحيى الخزاز عن غياث بن إبراهيم الدارمي عن جعفر عن أبيه عن آبائه عن أمير المؤمنين ع قال من ذكر اسم الله على طعام لم يسأل عن ذلك الطعام أبدا
From Ghiyaath bin Ibraaheem from Ja`far from his father from his father from Ameer Al-Mu’mineen (عليه السلام) who said:
“Whoever mentions the name of Allaah over a food, shall never be questioned about that food”

Source:


  1. Al-Sadooq, Thawaab Al-`Amaal wa `Iqaab Al-`Amaal, pg. 184


10 comments:

  1. What does it mean by "mention the name of Allah"? Bismillah? Alhamdulillah? Or any sayings?

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  2. Assalaamu `Alaykum Rotten,

    Based off of other aHaadeeth, the safest and most precautionary way is to say "bismillah".

    Wa `Alaykum Assalaam

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  3. Aboo 'Abd AllaahDecember 31, 2010 at 6:46 AM

    Assalaamu 'Alaykum,

    Rotten_Coconut here are a few ahaadeeth saying to say "bismillaah" and "alhamdulillaah" with some additional stuff to say. SaHeeH asaaneed (chains):


    أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الْأَشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ عَنْ دَاوُدَ بْنِ فَرْقَدٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِأَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع

    كَيْفَ أُسَمِّي عَلَى الطَّعَامِ قَالَ فَقَالَ إِذَا اخْتَلَفَتِ الْآنِيَةُ فَسَمِّ عَلَى كُلِّ إِنَاءٍ قُلْتُ فَإِنْ نَسِيتُ أَنْ أُسَمِّيَ قَالَ تَقُولُ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ عَلَى أَوَّلِهِ وَ آخِرِهِ

    Source:
    -al-Kulaynee, al-Kaafee, vol. 6, pg. 295, h. 20
    Grading:
    -al-Majlisee, Miraat al-'Uqool, vol. 22, pg. 110, "SaHeeH"

    مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَعْقُوبَ عَنْ أَبِي عَلِيٍّ الْأَشْعَرِيِّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ عَنْ كُلَيْبٍ الْأَسَدِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع

    قَالَ إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ الْمُسْلِمَ إِذَا أَرَادَ يَطْعَمَ طَعَاماً فَأَهْوَى بِيَدِهِ وَ قَالَ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ غَفَرَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ لَهُ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ تَصِيرَ اللُّقْمَةُ إِلَى فِيهِ

    -al-'Aamilee, Wasaa'il al-Shee'ah, vol. 24, pg. 347, h. 30744

    There is also two chapters back to back in Wasaa'il saying:

    بَابُ اسْتِحْبَابِ التَّسْمِيَةِ وَ التَّحْمِيدِ فِي أَوَّلِ الْأَكْلِ وَ فِي أَثْنَائِهِ لَا الصَّمْتُ

    -al-'Aamilee, Wasaa'il al-Shee'ah, vol. 24, pg. 348, ch. 56

    بَابُ اسْتِحْبَابِ التَّسْمِيَةِ فِي أَوَّلِ الطَّعَامِ وَ التَّحْمِيدِ فِي آخِرِهِ

    -al-'Aamilee, Wasaa'il al-Shee'ah, vol. 24, pg. 351, ch. 57

    Wassalaamu 'Alaykum

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  4. Salamu Aleykum,

    Brother Aboo Abd'Allah, could you please translate the two traditions that you posted?

    Thank you

    Wa Salamu Aleykum

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  5. Aboo 'Abd AllaahDecember 31, 2010 at 1:43 PM

    No problemo...


    قَالَ إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ الْمُسْلِمَ إِذَا أَرَادَ يَطْعَمَ طَعَاماً فَأَهْوَى بِيَدِهِ وَ قَالَ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ غَفَرَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ لَهُ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ تَصِيرَ اللُّقْمَةُ إِلَى فِيهِ

    He said (عليه السلام): " Verily the Muslim man if wishes to eat food, then drops his hand and said, ' Bismillaah wa al-Hamdulillaah rabb al-'aalimeen ', Allaah forgave him from before that turn into the morsel to in it. "

    -al-'Aamilee, Wasaa'il al-Shee'ah, vol. 24, pg. 347, h. 30744
    -SaHeeH

    كَيْفَ أُسَمِّي عَلَى الطَّعَامِ قَالَ فَقَالَ إِذَا اخْتَلَفَتِ الْآنِيَةُ فَسَمِّ عَلَى كُلِّ إِنَاءٍ قُلْتُ فَإِنْ نَسِيتُ أَنْ أُسَمِّيَ قَالَ تَقُولُ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ عَلَى أَوَّلِهِ وَ آخِرِهِ

    How name upon the food? He said, " Then he (عليه السلام) said, ' if different containers, then name upon each container. ' I said, ' Then if I forgot that name? ' He (عليه السلام) said: ' You say 'Bismillaah 'alaa awwalihi wa aakhirih '."

    Source:
    -al-Kulaynee, al-Kaafee, vol. 6, pg. 295, h. 20
    Grading:
    -al-Majlisee, Miraat al-'Uqool, vol. 22, pg. 110, "SaHeeH"

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  6. What if a Sunni says Bismillah over food that was haraam?

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  7. Thank you bro Nader & Abu Abdullah :)

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  8. Wouldn't 'aala awwalihi wa aakhirih' imply that we say Bismillah before and after eating? (thus meaning we only say Bismillah, and not the entire sentence)

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  9. @ Brother Anonymous,

    You only say that phrase if you forget start your meal by saying "bismillah". In essence, it is a form of mercy upon us from Allaah, that we have a "second chance" per say.

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  10. So does it mean if a Muslim says the name of God before he eats haram (like beef not slaughtered in the Islamic way), so is it okay? ..

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