Dua After Eating & Dua before Eating.

Meals are an important time to realize how lucky we are to have enough to eat and thank Allah. Reciting dua before eating and after eating is one of the sunnah the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w advised us to do.

Saying Dua before and after eating is a form of gratitude for Muslims for the blessings that have been given by Allah SWT.

Also, Another reason that Muslims are encouraged to recite dua before and after eating is that satan will not join us in eating if we have to recite dua in the name of Allah SWT.

Dua Before Eating

dua before eating

بِسْمِ اللهِ‎


In the Name of Allah.

Dua in the middle of eating

But if you forgot to recite the Bismillah and you are already eating your meal, Prophet s.a.w said:

When any of you wants to eat, he should mention the Name of Allah (Bismillah) in the beginning. If he forgets to do it in the beginning, he should say (I begin with the Name of Allah at the beginning and at the end).” – (Sunan Abi Daud)

so you can say:

بِسمِ اللهِ أَوَّلَهُ وَآخِرَه‏ُ

Bismillahi awwalahu wa akhirahu

In the Name of Allah at the beginning and at the end.

Dua After Eating

dua after eating

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنَا وَسَقَانَا وَجَعَلَنَا مُسْلِمِينَ

Alhamdu-lillahil-lazi at’amana wa saqana wa ja’alana muslimin

“All praise be to Allah Who Has fed us and given us drinks and made us Muslims”

Another Variation:

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنِي هَذَا، وَرَزَقَنِيهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ حَوْلٍ مِنِّي وَلَا قُوَّةٍ

Al-hamdu lillahi-llazi at’amani haza, wa razaqaniihi min ghairi haulin minni wa la quwwah

“All praise is due to Allah Who has given me food to eat and provided it without any endeavor on my part or any power.”

Another narration:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ حَمْدًا كَثِيرًا طَيِّبًا مُبَارَكًا فِيهِ غَيْرَ مُوَدَّعٍ وَلاَ مُسْتَغْنًى عَنْهُ رَبُّنَا

ِAlhamdulillahi hamdan kathiran tayyiban mubarakan fihi, ghaira muwadda’in wa-la mustaghnan ‘anhu Rabbuna

“All praise is due to Allah – an abundant, pure and blessed praise; a praise that can neither be forsaken nor dispensed with, our Lord”

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