In the light of the Holy Hadith
Rules for Food and Drink
Hazrat Jaber (RAA) is reported that Abu Humaid, one of the Ansars, came from Naqi with a pot of milk to the Prophet (pbuh). The Prophet (pbuh) said: why have you not covered it even by placing a wood thereon? (Bukhari & Muslim)
Maintain hygiene by covering your food and drink
The importance of food and drink in our daily lives cannot be denied. However, do we understand the hygienic practices associated with them? Are there any rules, systems, or guidelines to follow? Indeed, the noble Prophet (peace be upon him), as a global teacher, addressed this very question. He instructed us to always keep our food utensils, drinking jars, and pots covered, especially during the night. This practice holds immeasurable value from a sanitary perspective, as it prevents worms or flies carrying disease-causing germs from falling into water unnoticed and undetected.
Cleanliness habits lead us towards our goals
Modern medical opinion also emphasizes the importance of covering utensils, jars, and food items. Neglecting this instruction, given by the illiterate Prophet over fourteen centuries ago, has made Muslims more susceptible to infectious diseases. We should remember that our beloved Master taught us even the minutest details necessary for maintaining cleanliness in all aspects of life. These habits of cleanliness contribute to clean eating, clean drinking, clean dressing, clean appearance, and clean habits of all kinds. Such habits of cleanliness also promote a clean state of mind, ultimately guiding us towards our goals.
Md. Moshiur Rahman