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Dua when finished food

Abu Umamah narrated that :

when the table spread would be lifted from in front of him, the Allah’s massanger (saws) would say:
 “All praise is due to Allah, abundant, good, blessed praise, without being left off, nor being without need of it, O our Lord

‏ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ حَمْدًا كَثِيرًا طَيِّبًا مُبَارَكًا فِيهِ غَيْرَ مُوَدَّعٍ وَلاَ مُسْتَغْنًى عَنْهُ رَبُّنَا ‏”
(Al-ḥamdulillāhi ḥamdan kathīran ṭayyiban mubārakan fīhi, ghaira muwadda`in, wa lā mustaghnan `anhu rabbanā).”

Sahih (Darussalam)

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3456
In-book : Book 48, Hadith 87

* Food is a gift and favor from Allah , therefore, one must be grateful to Him. As food is a basic need for maintaining life, therefore, being thankful to Allah ( swt) and eating food both are a must.


Sahl bin Mu`adh bin Anas narrated from his father that:

The Messenger of Allah (saws ) said:
“Whoever eats food and then says:
All praise is due to Allah who fed me this and granted it as provision to me, without any effort from me nor power,
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنِي هَذَا وَرَزَقَنِيهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ حَوْلٍ مِنِّي وَلاَ قُوَّةٍ ‏.‏
(Al-ḥamdulillāh, alladhī aṭ`amanī hādha wa razaqanīhi min ghairi ḥawlin minnī, wa lā quwwatin)’
 his past sins shall be forgiven.”

Hasan (Darussalam)

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3458
In-book : Book 48, Hadith 89
During or after eating food sincere acknowledgement is essential that this food has been given by Allah (swt) as a favor, and not as a right, and all the skills and abilities are futile in this concern. Therefore all praises is due to Him. Admission of this reality is also a praise of Allah( swt)