Sunnah method of drinking

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Q: What is the sunnah way of holding the glass while drinking water-

a) With three fingers of the right hand

b) All five fingers of the right hand


A: There is no specific Sunnah method of holding the glass. However, when drinking, one should drink with the right hand.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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