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Sunnah 9: Don’t criticize food

April 24, 2010

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Prophet (pbuh) did not criticize food [if he did not like it], nor over-praise it [if he liked it]. [Tirmidhi]

The Prophet (pbuh) did not criticize food as it is a blessing from Allah. Unfortunately in modern times we are used to saying what is on our mind without giving it a second thought, not realizing that we can be ungrateful for the bounties of Allah by doing so.

Some have said that the reason for not over-praising it is because it might be felt that one is gluttonous. Nevertheless, this does not mean that we do not praise people when they do good or when we like something, as the Prophet (pbuh) did that- but the point is not to be excessive.

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