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Question # : 15426

Saudi Arabia

Respected Mufti Sahab...Assalamaykum, Please advise me on following points. 1) Washing Hands before meal is Sunnah or mustahab. 2)Can we take the support of the back of chair while eating. Jazakumullah Khair

Answer : 15426

Published on: Aug 16, 2009

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1339/1339=M/1430)


It is sunnah. It is mentioned in hadith: برکۃ الطعام الوضوء قبلہ والوضوء بعدہ (ترمذي)

It is makrooh to eat while leaning against something, as it a hadith says:

قال رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم: أما أنا فلا آکل متکئا (ترمذي)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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