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Bismillah before eating

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

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Could u pls. inform me while eating or drinking if i forget to say bismillah and i remember after i started what should i recite?

 

the other day my mom went to purchased the mutton, the butcher removed one bone from the breast side and said this is not to be eaten,  is there something like this in chicken and meat. what does sunnah say about this particular bone.   we have been eating all these years.  pls. let us know.

 

thnaks and jazakallah

 

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Bismillah before eating

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: .could u pls. inform me while eating or drinking if i forget to say bismillah and i remember after i started what should i recite?

It is an extremely preferred Sunnah and wajib for the believers to declare Bismillah before they eat or drink anything.

 

Al-Muwatta Hadith 49.32

Yahya related from Malik from Abu Nuaym that Wahb ibn Kaysan said, "The Messenger of Allah (saws) was brought food while his stepson Umar ibn Salama was with him. The Messenger of Allah (saws) said to him, 'Say "Bismillah," and eat what is in front of you."

 

If perchance one forgets to recite Bismillah before one starts eating or drinking, and only remembers it during or at the end, one should recite Bismillah awwalahu wa aakhir-ahu (In the Name of Allah at the beginning and at the end of it).

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3759 Narrated by Umayyah ibn Makhshi

 

Umayyah was sitting and a man was eating. He did not mention Allah's Name until there remained the last morsel. When he raised it to his mouth, he said: In the Name of Allah at the beginning and at the end of it. The Prophet (saws) smiled and said: The Shaytaan kept eating along with him, but when he mentioned Allah's Name, he vomited what was in his belly!

 

Your Question: .the other day my mom went to purchased the mutton, the butcher removed one bone from the breast side and said this is not to be eaten,  is there something like this in chicken and meat. what does sunnah say about this particular bone.   

Respected sister in Islam, rest assured that as long as the animal itself is lawful in its essence and is duly slaughtered, there is absolutely no part of that animal which the believers are forbidden to consume.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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