Using 3 Fingers only – Tibb-e-Nabawi

Using 3 Fingers only

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أعُوذُ بِوَجْهكَ الكَريمِ وبِكَلِماتِكَ التَّامَّة مِن شرّ ما أنتَ آخِذٌ بنَاصيتِهِ، اللَّهُمَّ أنتَ تَكْشِفُ المَغْرَمَ و المَأْثَمَ، اللَّهُمَّ لا يُهْزَمُ جُندُكَ ولا يُخْلَفُ وَعْدُكَ، ولا يَنفَعُ ذا الجَدِّ مِنكَ الجَدُّ سُبحَانَك وبِحَمْدِك لا إلهَ إلاَّ أنتَ لا شَرِيكَ لكَ سُبْحانَكَ.

Our beloved Prophet used three fingers while eating

Using 3 fingers (thumb, forefinger & the middle finger) is one of the best methods of eating. Eating with one or two fingers does not help the appetite or provide sufficient amount of food in each bite, and consequently, one would only be able to finish eating after a long time. Organs responsible for handling the food would not be comfortable with the fact that they are getting so little food with each bite, in this case, the organs will pass through periods of inactivity while one is still eating. If one eats one or two grains at a time, he will neither enjoy eating nor feel comfortable.

Eating with five fingers sends more food to the stomach with each bite, (more than the stomach can handle). Death might even occur if one of the organs becomes clogged with excessive food. Organs of the body will be forced to handle large amounts of food and thus the person would neither enjoy eating it nor would the body be comfortable digesting it. Therefore, the best way of eating is by using three fingers only (as advised by Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam). These three fingers are the thumb, forefinger & the middle finger.