Rules of Convenience for Drinking and Eating

Rules of Convenience for Drinking and Eating

Here are some Islamic rules of propriety that should be observed when eating or drinking.

– It is recommended to pronounce the Tasmiya [mention of the name of Allah] before drinking and eating [Bismillah]. According to the most plausible opinion, this is a Sunnah practice that falls to each individual. In the same way, it is recommended to praise Allâh when one finishes eating or drinking [Al-Hamdulillah].

– The washing of the hand before eating.

– When we eat or drink, we must use the right hand by recommendation. Among the other rules of propriety of the table to be observed, one must eat on one’s side when it is about a single dish which one shares with others outside the members of his family. But when it comes to several dishes or dates, you can eat anywhere at will, when the dish is away or eating a meal with the family. This is permissible in the latter case since he must observe decorum with strangers and not with his wife [and children], to whom it is rather to observe the propriety of her husband. We will take a new bite after finishing the previous one.

– After drinking, we pass the container to who is on the right.

– It is forbidden to drink or eat in gold or silver containers. This is based on the word of the Prophet who said, “He who eats or drinks in a vessel (vessel) of silver and gold does swallow the fire of Hell in his belly. ”

– It is good (after eating) to suck his hand before wiping it. Among the good manners in the food, it is necessary to make that the belly is intended for a third to the food, for a third to the drink and for a third to the breathing.

– One must not blow in the meal or the drink. This is reprehensible because it is a practice that has been banned, because it may leave something uncomfortable or uncomfortable for its guest. same.

– It is not appropriate for anyone who has eaten leek, garlic or raw onion to enter a mosque. It is not desirable to eat while sitting on a flank or eating from the center of the dish.

– One should avoid eating a very hot meal and breathing in the container while drinking, this is forbidden in the scriptural tradition. Indeed, the Imam Muslim reports that: “The Messenger of Allah has forbidden to breathe in the container”. It is permissible to drink all at once, but the Sunnah stipulates to drink three times.

– Among the rules of convenience in drinking and eating, it is also recommended to suck the water while drinking. Ibn al-Qayyim said, “Experience has shown that swallowing water all at once causes liver pain and lowers its temperature. ” It may also be advised not to drink all at once, because of the risk of nuisance to the intestines which are filled with water suddenly, this one causing a sudden pressure and badly distributed. It is also recommended to drink in a sitting position. But there is no harm in standing up. Whatever remains best to do sitting.

– One cleans the mouth after eating as well as one takes care of the teeth to clear the remains of food. We will rinse the mouth after the consumption of milk.

– We must not leave the table before it is cleared. Because it is reprehensible to get up before the table is cleared, otherwise it is to act contrary to what is best. Because it may push others to leave the meal out of modesty, while he is still hungry.

– One must respond favorably to the invitation to the wedding dinner, by going there, if there is no obviously forbidden music or apparent sin. We are free during the wedding to eat or not. Imam Mâlik allowed refraining from answering the invitation if there is a large crowd present.

About Sleeping

About Sleeping

Three Companions [may Allah bless them] came one day to the wives of the Prophet ‏to question them about his private life by saying, “How did the Prophet live? As they recounted elements of his private life, one of them said, “As for me, I do not marry women” (Pretending to observe celibacy). The second said, “As for me, I pray and I do not sleep,” and the third said, “As for me, I fast and I do not eat . ”

Having read their words, the Prophet praised Allāh, praised Him, and said, “I know Allah better than you, I fear him more than you, but at night I pray and sleep, day, I fast and eat, and I marry women. Whoever turns away from my tradition (Sunnah) is not mine.

Regarding sleep, since this is the subject that concerns us in this article, it is obvious that the human body needs it to relax. There is no point in wanting to deprive oneself of it all the time and claiming to get closer to Allah just by means of fatigue, especially if one is not used to it, the capacity or the exceptional gift. Too too much to pull on the rope, we risk just exhausted, without more benefit.

Great Masters such as Imam al-Ghazali and ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani [may Allah be merciful to them] counseled the aspirants/disciples to sleep eight hours in twenty-four hours. On the other hand, for more efficiency, it may be wise to divide this time. Imam al-Ghazali said, “Know that night and a day are twenty-four hours. Do not sleep more than eight hours, because if you are sixty, that is enough to make you lose twenty, or one-third.

Recently, while advising people who have difficulty getting up for the Subh prayer, Sheykh Muhammad al-Yaqou’bi said, “Usually, you should not sleep continuously for more than 4 or 5 hours. So, if you go to bed (at 11 am maximum), then you should get up at 4 am without the help of anyone. If you sleep 7 or 8 hours in a row without getting up then there is something wrong with you. Sleep 3, 4, 5 hours, wake up, pray 2 rakaat and go to sleep again if you must, but do not sleep continuously. This should help you in the Subh prayer. If you wake up an hour or two before Subh, read Quran or do Dhikr, it will be considered as night worship, which is very profitable. ”

Envy (Hasad)

Envy (Hasad)

Envy (hasad) is a dangerous disease. The sin that was first committed in the sky and on the earth was envy (hasad). Envy (hasad) in the sky is when the devil was envy (hasad) of Adam so that the devil did not want to bow down to Adam, while envy (hasad) on earth is when Qobil was envy (hasad) of Habil and finally Qobil killed Habil.

Envy (hasad) is that we hate if other people get more pleasure from ourselves. If we see our brother or friend having new things for example, then hatred arises in us, then that’s envy (hasad). There is a man who sees another man who turns out to be more handsome, then dislikes the other man, so that’s envy (hasad). If any of our neighbors have a new car, then dislike arises in us, then that’s envy (hasad).

Envy (hasad) usually appears in people who are the same profession, or the same as their interests. Doctors will feel envy (hasad) of fellow doctors, farmers are envy (hasad) of farmers, traders are envy (hasad) of traders, employees are envy (hasad) of employees and so forth. If we look at a company, no employee is envy (hasad) of his manager, even though his manager might be richer or better than himself. But the employees are envy (hasad) of fellow employees, maybe because the other employees are more trusted managers than they are. In a hospital, there are rarely nurses who are envy (hasad) of doctors, doctors who are envy (hasad) of other doctors, maybe because there are more patients or others. Likewise, with an ustadz, envy (hasad) can also appear in him in other ustadz, perhaps because other ustadz are more followers or others. So this envy (hasad) can appear to anyone, no matter whether he is a poor or rich, smart or stupid and others.
How to treat envy (hasad)?

Ways to Fight Arrogant

Ways to Fight Arrogant

Arrogant is a very dangerous disease. This arrogant often arises in us without us knowing it. In a hadith, the Prophet Muhammad said that would not enter heaven someone who in his heart had arrogant even though it was as big as dzarrah. Then there was someone who said that there are actually people who like to wear good clothes or good sandals. So the Prophet Muhammad said that Allah is Most Beautiful and likes beauty. Arrogant rejects the truth and humiliates humans. So the essence of arrogance is that when someone does not accept the truth that is conveyed to him and he demeans others, he feels better than others.

There are many ways to fight this arrogant, including:
1. All the strengths we have must be grateful for.
God has given us so much pleasure, if we want to calculate it we will not be able to. Among the blessings that Allah has given us are many possessions, good descendants, extensive knowledge and understanding, many skills, complete limbs and much more. When we see other people who are poorer than us, or there are people who lack intelligence, or there are people who have other disadvantages, this should make us grateful, it turns out we have certain advantages compared to others.
2. We must be aware that people like us are many, even more than us are very many.
When we feel smart in one science, then try to pay attention in other regions or other countries, it turns out we will find people who are smarter than us, maybe even more than one person. So we don’t need to feel arrogant with the knowledge we have. When we give charity to help build mosques in our village, we may nominally be the biggest alms among people who participate in charity. But let’s look at other areas, maybe there are people who are more alms than our charity. So do we deserve to be arrogant? We buy a new car. Then arrogance begins to appear in our hearts when we saw our neighbor’s old car. But if we notice that in other areas there are also people who have cars like the one we buy, even the cars are better than oursLikewise, with other things, many people have advantages over us, and we have to admit it.
3. Always remember that the reward for arrogant people is to be put into hell.
God threatens those who are proud of hell: “Enter the gates of Hell, while you dwell therein. Then Jahannam is the worst place for those who boast. “(Az-Zumar: 72)
So when arrogant begins to appear in us, remember the threat of God to those who are arrogant, that is, they will be put into the hell.

That’s among the arrogant fighting methods, hopefully useful. And we pray to God so that we are kept away from this arrogant.

Arrogant

Arrogant

Arrogant is one of dangerous heart disease. This disease afflicted the devil so that the devil did not want to bow down to Adam. This disease also afflicted Abu Jahal and Abu Lahab so they refused to accept the invitation of the Prophet Muhammad to convert to Islam. When God commanded the angels and the devil to prostrate to Adam, the devil refused and was arrogant. Devil did not want to bow down on the grounds that the devil felt better than Adam, the devil was created from the fire while Adam was created from the ground. Though there was no statement from God that fire is better than the ground.

Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam reminded us of the dangers of the arrogant disease. He said that would not enter heaven someone who in his heart had arrogant even though it is as big as “dzarrah”. Dzarrah is a very small object. Among the explanations regarding dzarrah are small ants, mustard seeds, small dust that appears when there is light entering the room. So if there is little arrogant in our hearts, then we are threatened not to go to heaven. This arrogant disease is so dangerous that those who have arrogant diseases God will enter him into Jahannam (hell).

This arrogance can be caused by world affairs or religious affairs. People can be arrogant because of their wealth, or because of the position they have, or because of the clothes they wear, or because of their descent, or something else. For example, when we go to the mosque by car, at first there is no sense of arrogance in our hearts, then when we arrive at the mosque and we become the center of attention of the pilgrims, we begin to grow arrogant in our hearts. Or when we go to the mosque wearing good clothes, at first we don’t feel arrogant, but because we are the center of attention, this arrogant disease finally arises. So this arrogant disease is very easy to appear on us, especially when we become the center of attention of many people. The Prophet Muhammad advised us that if we are able to dress luxuriously but we prefer to dress modestly then in heaven we will be given good clothes by Allah.

This arrogant often arises in us without us knowing it, and there are many facilities leading to arrogance. Besides, because the world affairs as explained before, arrogant can also arise because of religious affairs. When we have memorized al Quran a lot, arrogance begins to appear in our hearts because seeing other people memorize it a little. With the knowledge of religion that we take and for more people to ask us about religion, arrogant arises in our hearts. If arrogant already understand us then we start doing what we say or what we do is really true. There are other people who advise us not to accept. This arrogant can be seen from our words, from the way we walk and others. Allah said which means: “And do not turn your face away from humans (because of arrogance) and do not walk on the earth arrogantly. Indeed, Allah does not like those who are arrogant and pride themselves. (Q. Luqman: 18)
The Prophet Muhammad said when he explained about arrogant, arrogant is rejecting the truth and demeaning humans. Hopefully, we will avoid this arrogant disease.