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Correction of duas for eating

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  1. Please clarify if the dua for eating has wa ala barakatillah or if it is just wa barakatillah without ala, which one is Sunnah and rewarding?
  2. The dua after eating is it wajaalana minal muslimeen or wajaalana muslimeen, which one is Sunnah and rewarding?

​Please write the duas in Arabic with Harakat and reference from Hadith.


1. At the time of partaking of meals, one should recite بِسْمِ اللهِ. We have not come across بسم الله وعلى بركة الله (Wa Ala Barakatillah). However the word بسم الله و بركة الله appears in the following Hadith:

عن بن عباس رضي الله عنهما أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وأبا بكر وعمر رضي الله عنهما أتوا بيت أبي أيوب فلما أكلوا وشبعوا قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم خبز ولحم وتمر وبسر ورطب إذا أصبتم مثل هذا فضربتم بأيديكم فكلوا بِسْمِ اللهِ وَبَرَكَةِ اللهِ . (مستدرك حاكم #7084)

2. We have not come across من المسلمين. However وجعلنا مسلمين appears in the following Hadith:

عن أبي سعيد قال كان النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم إذا أكل طعاما قال الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنَا وَسَقَانَا وَجَعَلَنَا مُسْلِمِينَ . (ابن ماجة #3283) 

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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