Eating from What is in Front of One

باب الأكل مما يليه ووعظه وتأديبه من يسئ أكله

Riyad as-Saliheen, Book of Etiquette of Eating(view book)

'Umar bin Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:
I was a boy under the care of Messenger of Allah ﷺ, and as my hand used to wander around in the dish, he ﷺ said to me once, "Mention Allah's Name (i.e., say Bismillah), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is in front of you."

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

عن عمر بن أبى سلمة رضى الله عنهما قال: كنت غلاماً في حجر رسول الله ﷺ، وكانت يدي تطيش في الصحفة، فقال لي رسول الله ﷺ: " يا غلام سم الله تعالى، وكل بيمينك،وكل مما يليك" .


Sahih (Authentic)

Salamah bin Al-Akwa' (May Allah be pleased with him) reported on the authority of his father:
A man ate with his left hand in the presence of Messenger of Allah ﷺ, whereupon he said, "Eat with your right hand." The man said: "I cannot do that." Thereupon he (the Prophet ﷺ) said, "May you not be able to do that." It was vanity that prevented him from doing it and he could not raise it (the right hand) up to his mouth afterwards.


وعن سلمةَ بن الأَكْوَع أنَّ رَجُلاً أَكَلَ عِنْدَ رَسُولِ الله بِشِمَالِهِ ، فَقَالَ : « كُلْ بِيَمِينِكَ » قَالَ : لا أسْتَطِيعُ . قَالَ : « لا اسْتَطَعْتَ » ! مَا مَنَعَهُ إِلا الكِبْرُ ! فَمَا رَفَعَهَا إِلَى فِيهِ . رواه مسلم


Sahih (Authentic)