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Don’t say Alhamdulillaah after eating

Fatwaa ID: 805

Salam, i heard after eating you shouldn’t say alhamdulillah, but can’t you say it to praise allah for the food he’s given us?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is not clear where you heard the above from. The above is incorrect, baseless and contrary to the sunnah. We have been advised to say “Alhamdulillaah” after eating as well as while eating. Rasulullaah ﷺ taught us many du’aas to recite after eating. Most of them, if not all, contain Alhamdulillaah in them. It would be grossly inappropriate and ungrateful if you leave out this great sunnah. Try to learn all the du’aas of eating and say them after you complete your meal.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

Scroll down the following link to find a poster with the sunnah du’aas, as taught to us by our esteemed teacher, Shaykh Fadhlur Rahman al-A’zami. Print it and hang it in your dining room.


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