The Days of Tashreeq – Eat, Drink and Be ThankFul

Bismillah.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The days of tashreeq are the days of eating, drinking and remembering Allah.”

[Muslim]

The days of Tashreeq are the 11th, 12th and 13th days of Dhul Hijjah. Subhan Allah, here is a very interesting connection between eating, drinking and remembering Allah:

Allah says His Book:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُلُواْ مِن طَيِّبَاتِ مَا رَزَقْنَاكُمْ وَاشْكُرُواْ لِلّهِ إِن كُنتُمْ إِيَّاهُ تَعْبُدُونَ

O you who believe! Eat the halal/pure food that We have provided you with, and be grateful to Allah, if you truly worship Him alone.

[AlBaqarah:172]

Notice the connection between eating/drinking and remembering Allah? Eating and drinking, and then thanking Allah is remembrance of Allah [SWT]. Since Allah used “Oh you who believe” in the ayah, eating then thanking Allah [SWT] is one of the ways to increase our eman. Moreover, it’s an awesome, practical way to show our servitude and gratitude towards Allah [SWT] for providing for us.

So during these days of Tashreeq (and afterwards), here’s what we should do:

  • begin eating and drinking with the basmallah (Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem)
  • eating with our hands (the 3 fingers of the right hand)
  • drinking while sitting down
  • saying “Alhamdulillah!” like you mean it afterwards

May Allah give us the tawfeeq to remember Him during these days of remembrance, and afterwards! Ameen!

One thought on “The Days of Tashreeq – Eat, Drink and Be ThankFul

  1. Beautiful Post MashaAllah!
    Verily Quran is the true source of all guidance and the basis for all knowledge and then understanding the Sunnah and Hadith in its light. Anything that cannot be linked back to the Quran cannot be declared an integral part of Islam. We must be very careful when we assume that something is or is not part of Islam. Allah has protected the Holy Book for this very purpose that no matter how much time passes the word of Allah remains pure and provides guidance to those who truly want to submit to his will and stay on course to becoming true Muslims.
    The values, injunctions, and the principles enshrined in the Book form the corner stone of the Islamic polity and the limits laid down by it provide the framework within which the laws of the Islamic State may be formulated. These principles, or limits, or framework, are immutable, but the statutes made by the State within these four corners are open to modification and change according to the needs of the times.

    The Qur’an is the last of the Divine Books, because Messenger-hood ended with Muhammad. No subsequent human opinion or pronouncement in matters of deen, therefore, can be recognized as authoritative; nor can any man-made law repugnant to the Qur’an be regarded as binding upon the Muslims. The Qur’an is a book of guidance for all mankind and transcends the barriers of time and space. The Islamic State is an instrument for the enforcement of the Laws and Injunctions embodied in the Qur’an.
    May Allah guide us and have mercy on us. Ameen.
    Abdul Momin
    http://www.quransunnat.com

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