Eating Etiquette in Islam

Eating and Drinking in Islam

For Reference:

Learning Resources

Islamic Eating Etiquette Lessons - from 2009 - 5 lessons on eating etiquette with hands on activities, duaas and more!

Islamic Eating Etiquette Guide (2006)

Eating Etiquette Lesson Review Booklet - This was a little booklet I made up to review what we learned in our eating etiquette lessons.

Eating Etiquette Skills Checklist - a list of points to help review eating etiquette. Includes reference for your to refer to

Eating Etiquette PowerPoint - I made this back in 2009 for my then 4 year old. (It may be a tad bit wonky in a few places as it was made with an older version of PowerPoint)

Left Hand and Right Hand Poster - TJ (2017) - version 1 (ash-shimaal as left)
Left Hand and Right Hand Poster - TJ (2017) - version 2 (al yasaar as left)

Using the Left and Right Hand -TJ  (2006) poster illustrating uses of right/left hands


On Extravagance in Eating:

Miqdam bin Ma’dikarib said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) saying:
“The offspring of Adam does not fill a vessel worse than his stomach.
Sufficient for the son of Adam is a few pieces to strengthen him.
However if he is not able to do that, then he should allocate a third for his food,
a third for his drink,
and a third for his air to pass.”
Sahih Sunan al-Tirmidhi: 2380