عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه مرفوعاً: «إن الله ليرضى عن العبد أن يأكل الأكلة، فيحمده عليها، أو يشرب الشَّربة، فيحمده عليها».
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Anas ibn Mālik (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Allah is pleased with a person who eats some food and then praises Him for it, or who drinks some drink and then praises Him for it."
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Explanation

One of the means to earn Allah's pleasure is to thank Him for the food and water we consume, for He alone is the bestower of those bounties.

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Benefits

  1. Affirming the attribute of pleasure to Allah Almighty.
  2. Allah’s pleasure could be attained by the simplest reasons such as praising Him after eating and drinking.
  3. Muslims are urged to thank Allah Almighty as it is a reason for attaining His pleasure. Thanking Allah is the way to salvation and acceptance.
  4. The Hadīth highlights one of the etiquettes of eating and drinking.
  5. Demonstrating the generosity of Allah Almighty who extends His favor to you by giving you provision and bestows His pleasure upon you when you praise Him.
  6. Saying Alhamdulillah (praise be to Allah) is sufficient for complying with the Sunnah.