- A short 4-week course that shall teach you the Prophetic sunna pertaining to food in detail
- Learn to prepare the meals the Prophet ate
- Learn how the Prophet ate, his etiquette with food, with others he was eating with, and with guests
- Learn the adhkar the Prophet used while eating
- Learn to apply the sunna in your life: food is one of the most powerful ways of bringing greater baraka into our lives
- Material based on Imam Zakariyya al-Ansari’s Al-Ghurar Al-Bahiyya, “The Brilliant Illuminations”, as well as the personal research of notable scholars in the Middle East
About the Course
Eating With the Prophet is a course that seeks to bring us closer to the sunna of our Master Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, through our everyday meals. Learn about the Prophet’s eating habits in detail:
How much would he eat? What kind of food did he prefer? What would he eat first? What were the meals that he cooked? What was his manner of eating different types of food? What duas and dhikr did he use to commemorate his meals? What etiquette did he teach us regarding eating—by oneself and with others, as a guest and as a host?
Our everyday meals are a tremendous opportunity for us to imbibe the sunna into our lives—provided we have the knowledge.
This short 4-week course shall use live classes and recorded lessons to cover material from the famous scholar Zakariyya al-Ansari’s commentary Al-Ghurar Al-Bahiyya, “The Brilliant Illuminations”, as well as the personal research of notable scholars in Jordan and Yemen.
The course will cover 3 aspects of the sunna:
- The Adab of Eating
- The Adhkar of Eating
- Food the Prophet ate, and how to prepare them
Why is it so important to learn and follow the sunna of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him?
While studying Islamic law or tenets of faith might help one make sure one is steering in the right direction, hearing and seeing the very source of religion, the Noble Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) living, eating, drinking, talking, and interacting—exhibiting his immaculate etiquette, is quite another experience altogether.
Studying the sunna and hearing about his perfect example actually exemplified in its original form brings a certain life, relevance, practicality and closeness to one’s sometimes ritual practice of the religion. Imbibing the spirit of the sunna into our lives is a key component of Islam—something you will not find in book of law.
Why study the sunna of food and eating in particular?
One of the most powerful of our day-to-day life where we can apply the sunna is in our food: what we eat, how we eat, how much we eat, and ultimately, why we eat. Being our very fuel for nourishment, with the proper intention, food is one of the greatest means of entering baraka into our lives.
If we can make the food we eat an act of worship, bigger and greater things are sure to follow inshaAllah.
How shall this course bring me closer to Allah?
By the end of this course, you will have deepened your knowledge of, and attachment to Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him.
And as Allah Himself says in His Book: “Say: If you love Allah, then follow me; Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.” [3:31] and “Verily in the messenger of Allah you have a good example for him who looks to Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.” [33:21]