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United Arab Emirates

Please advise if following hadith is authentic: "Hadhrat Anas RA reported: The Prophet (SAWS) forbade us from drinking while standing. Qatadah reported: "We asked him: "What about eating?" He said: "That is even worse, (or may be he said) more detestable."
Another narration is: Messenger of Allah (SAWS) reprimanded us for drinking while standing. [Muslim]
Abu Hurairah RA reported: Messenger of Allah (SAWS) said, "None of you should drink standing; and if any one forgets, he must vomit." [Muslim] Is it allowed to eat and drink while standing?

Answer : 45672

Published on: May 29, 2013

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


(Fatwa: 847/651/D=1434)

It is makrooh and against etiquette to eat and drink while standing. Some hadith warn even more severely against it. It is Islamic custom to eat and drink in sitting position. It is the habit of Jews and Christians to eat and drink standing.

Allah knows Best!


Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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