Aug 7, 2012

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Is it Sunnah to Drink water after having meals

Is it Sunnah to Drink water after having meals

Question

Is drinking water sunnat after food or one should not  drink water after food?

Answer

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

Allamah Ibnul Qayyim رحمه الله has mentioned that the habit of Nabi Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam was that of not drinking immediately after eating as this is harmful to the digestion process.[1] However, if there is a pressing need to drink immediately after that, then only drink enough to quench the thirst. One may then drink after some time elapses.

NOTE: This elapsed time is estimated to be 20-30 minutes.

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best
Mufti Luqman Hansrot
Fatwa Dept.

 

 



ولم يكن من هَدْيه أن يشربَ على طعامه فيُفسده … ويُكره شرب الماء عقيبَ الرياضة، والتعبِ، وعقيبَ الجِمَاع، وعقيبَ الطعامِ وقبله، وعقيبَ أكل الفاكهة، وإن كان الشربُ عقيبَ بعضِها أسهلَ مِن بعض، وعقب الحمَّام، وعند الانتباه من النوم، فهذا كُلُّهُ منافٍ لحفظ الصحة، ولا اعتبار بالعوائد، فإنها طبائع ثوانٍ.

(زاد المعاد,دار التقوى , ج3, ص114 )[1]

  1. Ahmed lambat says:

    Mufti Luqman, Really Interesting Answers on your website, Mashallah.. Keep up the good work

  2. Mufti Luqman Hansrot says:

    Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

    Brother Ahmed

    Jazakallah Khair, Your comments were appreciated.

    Continue to remember us in your Dua’s.

    Mufti Luqman Hansrot

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