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How to Eat: Finger or Forks? 

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Is it preferable to use one’s fingers to eat one’s meals instead of cutlery (forks, spoons)? Is there any ruling on this point?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam,

It is permitted to eat using cutlery, but superior to use one’s hands when reasonably possible, intending therein to follow the sunna of the Prophet (Allah bless him & give him peace). [Nahlawi, al-Durar al-Mubaha fi’l Hadhr wa’l Ibaha]

Walaikum assalam, 
Faraz Rabbani

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