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Are left handed allowed to eat with left hand.

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Jabir (r.a.) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) as saying: "Do not eat with your left hand, because the Shaytaan eats and drinks with his left hand.``

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Are left handed allowed to eat with left hand

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The Messenger of Allah (saws) categorically prohibited the believers from eating or drinking with their left hands.


Eating and drinking is not a precision act like surgery or writing or painting etc. which one can only perform with their dominant hand…..eating and drinking is a habit which can be performed by either hand.


If statistics are to be believed, 90-93% of all human beings are right handed. If the majority of the disbelievers who are naturally right-handed can develop a habit to eat with their left hands, the minority of believers who are left handed can sure develop the habit to eat with their right hands for the sake and pleasure of their Lord Creator.


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