Drinking water with meals

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Q: I know the sunnah of drinking water but would like to know the sunnah etiquettes of drinking water when partaking in a meal. Many say we should not drink whilst we are eating some say drink 1 hour before and after eating others say that it is sunnah to drink water in the middle of meal. Please can mufti saab please advise according to hadith?


A: There is no hadeeth to that effect.

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

Answered by:

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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