Following the Sunnah is an important part of our lives.
The Prophet (saw) said, ‘He who loves my Sunnah has loved me, and he who loves me will be with me in Paradise.’
We have the perfect role model, our Prophet Muhammad (saw), who has shown us how to live our lives in the best way possible. One of the ways we can learn from him is through his choice of foods and eating habits and implement them into our own lives.
His Favourite Foods
His Favourite Meals
Talbina: A soup/porridge made from barley with milk, dates and honey.
Nabidh: An energising drink typically made with water and raisins or dates.
It removes the acidity from your stomach and improves digestion
Tharid: A dish made of barley bread soaked in a meat soup/stew
He Used Three Fingers
The Messenger of Allah (saw) used to eat with three fingers and when he had finished (eating), he licked them.
He Drank Water Three Sips at a Time
The Messenger of Allah (saw) breathed three times (outside the vessel) in the course of a drink and said: ‘It is more thirst quenching, healthier and more wholesome.’
He Never Wasted Food
Shaytaan is present with anyone of you in everything he does; he is present even when he eats food; so if any one of you drops a mouthful he should remove away anything filthy on it and eat it and not leave for shaytaan; and when he finishes (food) he should lick his fingers, for he does not know in what portion of his food the blessing lies.
He Recommended a Third for Each
The Messenger (saw) said, ‘The worst container that any human can fill is his own stomach. It is sufficient for a person that he eats a few morsels of food with which his back will remain straight. If you want or take more than this, you may take a third for your food, a third for your drink and a third for air.’
May we follow the footsteps of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) and may we emulate his life in ours.