Is it allowed to eat.....

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    Asalam alaikum warahmatullah

    Whilst standing. I have heard that one should not drink whilst standing because the Shaytaan will drink with you. I would just like to know is it allowed to eat whilst standing because for some reason I think someone told me it is not allowed but I need the evidence.


    Can anyone help?
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    Sahih Muslim Hadith 5022, narrated by AbuHurayrah
    Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: None of you should drink while standing; and if anyone forgets, he must vomit.

    Sahih Bukhari V7 Hadith 520, narrated by An Nazzal bin Sabra
    'Ali offered the Zuhr prayer and then sat down in the wide courtyard (of the Mosque) of Kufa in order to deal with the affairs of the people till the 'Asr prayer became due. Then water was brought to him and he drank of it, washed his face, hands, head and feet. Then he stood up and drank the remaining water while he was standing. and said, "Some people dislike to drink water while standing though the Prophet did as I have just done."

    Obviously, it is BETTER to drink while sitting down, but it's not HARAM to drink while standing.It is disliked to eat or drink on the street. It is [somewhat] disliked to eat standing or walking, while it is not wrong to drink standing .However, one should not drink while walking, though it has been allowed for travelers.

    Amr ibn Shu’aib radiyallahu anhu relates from his father, and he from his (Amr’s) grandfather, that he said, “I had seen Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam drinking water whilst standing and also whilst sitting.”

    Commentary
    There are many narrations mentioned wherein Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam prohibited the drinking of water whilst standing. A narration of Sayyidina Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu is mentioned in Sahih Muslim that Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam said, “No person should stand and drink water, and if one forgetfully stood and drank it, it should be vomited out.” Some ulama have summed both the deed and the prohibition in a few ways. Some ulama are of the opinion that the prohibition came later and repeals the previous law. Some ulama hold the opposite view that the narrations where he stood and drank water repeals the one that prohibits it. According to a well-known saying, the prohibition is not that of a Shar’ee or unlawful nature, but as an etiquette. It is also a blessing and kindness. Ibn Qayyim and others have mentioned the harm that standing and drinking causes. In short, Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam standing and drinking shows it being permissible to do so, and that it is not haraam to stand and drink water. It is best not do so, as this is against the recommended practice and one will be committing a makrooh act by doing so.
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    Jazakum Allah khairun for bringing up this topic as I was not aware of it

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    There are sound Hadith that tell Muslims not to eat or drink while standing. Muslim reported from Anas Ibn Malik that he said: "The Prophet told (Muslims) not to drink while standing up". When Anas was asked about eating while standing up he replied by saying: "that is much worse".

    There are also other sound Hadith that prove the lawfulness of drinking and eating while standing up. Al Bukhari reported that Ali came to the gate of the courtyard (of the Mosque) and drank (water) while he was standing and said, "Some people dislike to drink while standing, but I saw the Prophet doing (drinking water) as you have seen me doing now."

    Al Tirmizi reported in a sound Hadith from Ibn Omar that he said: "We used to eat, during the era of the Prophet, while walking and we used to drink while standing up".

    The scholars have different opinions about this issue. The most sound one is that whoever eats or drinks while standing up does not commit a sin but it is preferable to avoid doing so.

    Allah knows best.

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    Sahih Muslim Hadith 5022, narrated by AbuHurayrah
    Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: None of you should drink while standing; and if anyone forgets, he must vomit.



    this hadith isn't authentic
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    must vomit?? hmm... isnt that a waste? as i noe drinking is ok,but not eat...we must seat when eat,but im positive must sit to eat.. waAllahua'lam
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    it would be nice sister if u could show some commentaries of eminent muhaddiths about the authencity of this hadiths and about last part of the hadiths.
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    As Salamu Alekum sister

    If this Hadith is in "Sahih Muslim" then it SHOULD be authentic, as the word SAHIH itself means AUTHENTIC :):) but actually I didn't come across it before, so I'm not sure it's in there, anyways I'll do some search and tell you later in chaa' Allah

    Till then, here's a fatwa concerning that issue:


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    As Salamu Alekum

    I checked it and it's true authentic Hadith that's present in Sahih Muslim under the number 2026

    Jazakum Allahu Khyran

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