The way to sit when eating, Shaykh Albani rahimahullah


Question: Is there a hadith about the way to sit when eating food?

Answer: “There is. It is to sit erect upon the heels or to raise one foot and lay the other foot flat [and sit on it] taken from his statement sallahu alayhi wa salam:

إنما أنا عبد أكل كما يأكل العبد وأجلس كما يجلس العبد
Verily I am a servant. I eat like how a servant eats and I sit like how a servant sits”
[Graded Saheeh by Al-Albani in Saheeh Jami no. 7]

[Taken from Silsaltul Huda wa-nur no. 184 found here: ]

Translated by

Faisal ibn Abdul Qaadir ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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