The Sunnah of not Finding Flaws in Food

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عَنْ أَبِى هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ: مَا عَابَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ طَعَامًا قَطُّ إِنِ اشْتَهَاهُ أَكَلَهُ ، وَإِلَّا تَرَكَهُ

Abû Hureyre (Radiyallahu Anh) says: “Rasulallah ﷺ never found flaws in food. He would eat if He felt like and He would not eat if He didn’t feel like”1

عَنْ أَبِى هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ: مَا رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَابَ طَعَامًا قَطُّ ، كَانَ إِذَا اشْتَهَاهُ أَكَلَهُ وَإِنْ لَمْ يَشْتَهِهِ سَكَتَ

Abû Hureyre (Radiyallahu Anh) says again: “I had never seen that Rasulallah ﷺ found flaws in food/blamed any food. He would eat if He felt like it and He would remain silent if He didn’t.”2

Our Prophet ﷺ is the best example to Muslims on eating practice as well as all other issues. He ﷺ had never looked for flaws in food or never blamed the food which had been served to him as long as it was halal; He would eat if He felt like and He would remain silent and would not eat if He didn’t feel like it.3

Footnotes

  1. Sahih Muslim 2064 a
  2. Bukhârî, Et’ime 21;Menâkıb 23; Muslim, Esribe 187, Abû Davûd, Et’ime 14; Tirmizî, Birr 84
  3. Blaming the food means finding flaws in the ingredients in food or criticizing the food such as salty, sour, less salty, uncooked or seems tasteless, raw etc.
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