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Eating while standing

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I heard that fruits can be eaten while standing. In fact, it is a Sunnah? Is this correct? Jazakumullah Khayr.

Answer:

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

Although eating while standing is not prohibited, it is however preferable to sit and eat. The ruling on eating fruits and other types of food is the same. Hence, it is not correct to say that it is sunnah to eat fruits while standing up.

 

في فتح الباري ناقلا عن المازري: وتضمن حديث أنس الأكل أيضا ولا خلاف في جواز الأكل قائما ( فتح الباري شرح صحيح البخاري: 13 / 102 )

 

وفي مرقاة المفاتيح: وهذا يدل على جواز كل منهما بلا كراهة لكن بشرط علمه صلى الله عليه وسلم وتقريره ، وإلا فالمختار عند الأئمة أنه لا يأكل راكبا ولا ماشيا ولا قائما على ما صرح به ابن الملك ( مرقاة المفاتيح شرح مشكاة المصابيح: 8 / 103 )

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Faizal Riza
12/3/2012

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