Adab of Eating: Forbidden Vessels September 10, 2007Posted by soulscripture in adab.
It is forbidden to eat or drink from any kind of dish or with any kind of utensil that is made from Gold or Silver
Any of todays shops that specialise in hoousehold items have gold and silver containers or gold and silver plated ones, as is the case in the houses of the rich and for a number of hotels. indeed this sort of container has become one of the precious gifts that people exchange during special occasions. Some people may not have them in their houses, but they use them in the houses of others and in their dinner parties.
The Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said ” Do not wear silk or ad-Deebaaj (a kind of silk); do not drink from containers of gold and silvr, and do not eat from bowls that are made from them, for they are for them in this world, and for us in the Hereafter”. (Narrated by Hudhayfah (رضى الله عنه); reported by As-Sabba)
All this is forbidden in the Sharee’ah and a severe warning has been reported from the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) about using such utensils: Umm Salamah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated:
“He who eats or drinks out of silver and gold utensils, is indeed dragging in his stomach the fire of Jahannum.” (Muslim)
This includes all vessels, containers and utensils of food, such as plates, forks, spoons, knives, utensils used for serving guests and the sweet boxes that are offered in weddings and the like. Some people reason that they do not use them for eating and drinking, but they keep then on shelves behind glass for display. This is not permissible because people might be tempted to use them as the temptation to use them is still remaining (Statement by Shaykh Bin Baz).
Ref: Taken from FORBIDDEN by Shaykh Saleh Munajjid.