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Dua before Eating Food

 

Allah’s Messenger SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam said:

« إِذَا أَكَلَ أَحَدُكُمْ طَعَامًا فَلْيَقُلْ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ فَإِنْ نَسِيَ فِي أَوَّلِهِ فَلْيَقُلْ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ فِي أَوَّلِهِ وَآخِرِهِ ‏» ‏.‏

Translation:

“When one of you eats food, then let him say: ‘Bismillah.’ (In the name of Allah). If he forgets in the beginning, then let him say: « بِسْمِ اللَّهِ فِي أَوَّلِهِ وَآخِرِهِ» ‘Bismillah Fi Awwalihi Wa Akhirihi (In the Name of Allah in its beginning and its end.)” (Tirmizi)

 

Allah’s Messenger SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam said:

«‏ مَنْ أَطْعَمَهُ اللَّهُ الطَّعَامَ فَلْيَقُلِ اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَأَطْعِمْنَا خَيْرًا مِنْهُ‏.‏ وَمَنْ سَقَاهُ اللَّهُ لَبَنًا فَلْيَقُلِ اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَزِدْنَا مِنْهُ ‏»‏ ‏

Translation of Meaning:

‘Whomsoever Allah feeds some food, then let him say:

اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَأَطْعِمْنَا خَيْرًا مِنْهُ»  «

(Allahumma barik lana feehe, wa ata’imna khairam minho)

“O Allah, bless it for us, and feed us better than it, and

And whomsoever Allah gives milk to drink, then let him say:

« اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَزِدْنَا مِنْهُ»

Allahumma barik lana feehe wa zidna minho.

“O Allah bless it for us, and give us more of it”  (Allahumma barik lana feehi, wa zidna minho).” (Tirmizi)

 

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