Dua after eating sweet dish

Duʿāʾ after eating sweet dish

Question

I know that the following duʿāʾ اللھم إني أسئلك حلاوۃ الإیمان is narrated from the Prophet ﷺ. However, is there any narration that mentions that the Prophet ﷺ recited or recommended this duʿāʾ when eating a dessert or a sweet dish?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Answer

Although some narrations make reference to the term حلاوۃ الإیمان (sweetness of faith) (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 16), we are not aware of any supplication of the Prophet ﷺ which includes these words. Neither are we aware of any narration that mentions that the Prophet ﷺ recited or recommended this duʿāʾ when eating a dessert or a sweet dish. It is recommended that a person reads the Sunnah supplications before and after eating. Whilst there is no harm in reading this duʿāʾ, one must not regard it as Sunnah.

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

25 Jumādā al-Ūlā 1438 / 22 February 2017

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmad Sahib

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