08 July 2019 CE | 06 Dhul-Qadah 1440 AH

Hadith Explanation

Eat Together

Some of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “We eat but are not satisfied.” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Perhaps you eat separately.” The Companions replied in the affirmative. He then said: “Eat together and mention the name of Allah over your food. It will be blessed for you.” [Abu Dawud]

Islam promotes a family culture. All the members of the family should sit together to eat. Normally, each person is busy doing their share of work, men outside the house and women inside the house. Meal times are the time that they can all get together for a little while, talk to eat other, exchange their thoughts and increase each other in their love of Allah and Islam.

This hadith tells us some benefits of eating together. When Muslims eat together their hunger gets satisfied and Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) blesses their subsistence. If they live individualistically, and eat separately, then they can expect the opposite to happen.

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