Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 27, Hadith Number 1 (179).

Abu Ayyub Ansaari Radiyallahu'Anhu reports: "We were once present in the assembly of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. Food was brought to him. 1 did not observe any food that had so much barakah at the beginning and at the end of which there was no barakah left in the food. We therefore asked Rasulullah Sallallahu … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 27, Hadith Number 1 (179).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 27, Hadith Number 3 (181).

Umar bin Abi Salamah Radiyallahu 'Anbu came to Rasululah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam while food had been served to him. Rasulullah Saliallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: "O my Son come near, recite Bismillah, and eat with your right hand from that portion which is in front of you".CommentaryThe 'ulama are unanimous that it is sunnah to recite … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 27, Hadith Number 3 (181).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 27, Hadith Number 4 (182).

Abu Sa'eed Khudari Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "After eating Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam read this du'aa:Alhamdulillaahil-ladhi at-amanaa wa-saqaa-naa wa-ja-a-lanaa muslimeen.Translation...Praise be to Allah who fed us, and gave us drink and made us muslims".CommentaryIt is evident that after eating we must thank Allah and as stated in the Qur-aan: '...if you give thanks to Me I … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 27, Hadith Number 4 (182).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 27, Hadith Number 5 (183).

Abu Umaamah Radiyallahu-'Anhu says: "When the dastarkhaan (table cloth) was being removed in the presence of Rasulullah Sallailahu 'Alayhi Wasallam, Rasulullah Saliallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam recited this du'aa:Alhamdulillaahi hamdan kathiran tayyiban mubaarakan fihi-ghayra mu-wadda-in wa-laa mus-taghnan 'anhu rabbuna.Translation...Praise be to Allah, abundant, excellent, blessed praise! Unceasing, never parting, indispensable (praise), Lord of us".

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 27, Hadith Number 6 (184).

Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha relates that while Rasulullah Saliallahu aIayhi Wasallam and six of the Sahaabah were having meals, a badawi came. He ate all the food up in two bites. Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: "If he had read 'Bismillah' it should have been sufficient for all."CommentaryBecause the badawi did not recite Bismillah, the shaytaan … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 27, Hadith Number 6 (184).