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?
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]