Etiquette of Drinking (آداب الشرب)


Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “ When anyone of you drink water and say Bismillah (English, In the name of Gad), then he interrupts drinking and says, Alhamdo lillah (English, Praise be to Allah), and repeats the process three time, water will praise the Lord on his behalf (as long as it stays in his stomach) until it leaves his body.” (Reference: Al-Wasa`il, from the book of foods and drinks)

•عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال : اذا شرب أحدكم الماء فقال : بسم الله .. ثم قطعه فقال : الحمد لله ، ثم شرب فقال : بسم الله .. ثم قطعه فقال : الحمد لله ، ثم شرب فقال : بسم الله .. ثم قطعه فقال : الحمد لله ، سبح ذلك الماء له مادام في بطنه الى أن يخرج . {الوسائل من ابواب الاشربة والاطعمة}

According to abu-Dawood al-Raqy. “ I was in Imam al-Sadiq’s (a.s) place when he asked for a drink. When he started drinking, he began shedding tears and his eyes were bathed with it. He then said to me: ‘ O, Dawood! May Allah’s curse be upon the one who murdered al-Husayn (a.s); I have never drank cold water but remembered al-Husayn (a.s); no man drinks water and remembers al-Husayn (a.s) and his household and curses his murderers but a hundred thousand righteous deeds are reckoned to his credit and a hundred thousand bad deeds are dropped from his credit; and his rank will be raised by a hundred thousand and he is given the credit of freeing a hundred thousand men, and Allah will gather him delighted with al-Husayn (a.s).” (Reference: Al-Wasa`il, from the book of permissible beverages)

•عن داود الرقي قال : كنت عند أبي عبد الله (ع) اذ استسقى الماء ، فلما شربه رأيته قد استعبر واغرورقت عيناه بدموعه ثم قال لي : ياداود .. لعن الله قاتل الحسين (ع) اني ماشربت ماءً بارداً الا ذكرت الحسين (ع) ، ومامن عبد شرب الماء فذكر الحسين (ع) وأهل بيته ولعن قاتله .. الاكتب الله عز وجل له مائة ألف حسنة وحط عنه مائة ألف سيئة ورفع له مائة ألف درجة ، وكأنما أعتق مائة ألف نسمة ، وحشره الله يوم القيامة معه ثلج الفؤاد .{الوسائل من أبواب الاشربة المباحة}

According to Solayman Bin Khalid: “ I asked for abu-Abdullah’s (Imam al-Sadiq a.s) opinion on the uninterrupted gulping of beverages, he replied: ‘ It is reprehensible (not commendable) and that is (what the Koran calls) al-Heem’s (thirsty camels’) way of drinking. I said: ‘What are they?’ He replied: ‘Camels’. (Reference: Al-Wasa`il, from the book of permissible beverages)

•عن سليمان بن خالد قال : سألت أبا عبد الله (ع) عن الرجل يشرب بالنفس الواحد قال : يكره ذلك وذاك شرب الهيم .. قلت : وماالهيم ؟ .. قال : الابل . {الوسائل من أبواب الاشربة المباحة}

According to Jarrah al-Mada`iny: “ Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) did not like it when a man eats with his left hand, drinks with it or receives with it.” (Reference: Al-Wasa`il, from the book of permissible beverages)

•عن جراح المدايني قال : كره أبو عبدالله (ع) أن يأكل الرجل بشماله ، أو يشرب بها ، أو يتناول بها .{الوسائل من أبواب الأشربة المباحة}

Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “ If you want to drink water at night, stir the vessel and say: O, water (twice), Zamzam (the well in Holy Mecca, close to Kaaba) and the Euphrates (river) extend their greetings to you.” (Reference: Al-Wasa`il, from the book of permissible beverages)

•قال أبو عبدالله (ع) : اذا أردت أن تشرب الماء بالليل فحرك الاناء ، وقل : يا ماء ، ماء زمزم والفرات .. يقرآنك السلام . {الوسائل من أبواب الأشربة المباحة}

Imam Ali (a.s) said: “ Water is the superior beverage in this world and in the hereafter.” (Reference: Al-Wasa`il, from the book of permissible beverages)

قال أمير المؤمنين (ع) : الماء سيد الشراب في الدنيا والآخرة . {الوسائل من أبواب الأشربة المباحة}

The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “ Offering water is the best kind of donations.” (Tib al-Nabiy)

قال النبي(ص) : أفضل الصدقة الماء .{طب النبي(ص)}

The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “ Sip water and do not gulp it down.” (Tib al-Nabiy)

قال النبي (ص) : إذا اشتهيتم الماء فاشربوه مصاً ، ولا تشربوه عباً.{طب النبي (ص)}

Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “Had they drank less water, their bodies would have been sounder. When the Prophet (s.a.w) ate fatty food, he used to drink less water. When he was asked about it, he said: ‘It makes food more palatable.”

قال الصادق (ع) : لو أنهم أقلوا من شرب الماء لاستقامت أبدانهم .. قال : وكان النبي ص إذا أكل دسما أقل من شرب الماء .. فقيل له : يا رسول الله .. إنك لتقل من شرب الماء ، فقال : إنه أمرأ للطعام .

Imam al-Baqir (a.s): “ It is tastier and healthier to drink water from the standing position.”

قال الباقر (ع) : شرب الماء من قيام أمرأ و أصح.

The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “ The water of (the well of) Zamzam is a remedy.” {Drinking Zamzam’s water remedies the illness}. (Reference: Al-Wasa`il, from the book of permissible beverages)

قال رسول الله (ص) : ماء زمزم دواء مما شرب له .{الوسائل من أبواب الأشربة المباحة}

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