Salaam. I was wondering if Muslims are allowed to eat food and drink while standing up?
There are hadiths mentioning the Prophet and the Companions eating or drinking while standing up, walking and while riding animals. For this reason it is considered permitted. There is however one hadith from Anas b. Malik that suggests eating and drinking while standing up is disliked if a person has no good reason for it. But this is not a prohibition (since the Prophet himself did it) and is considered a recommendation for sitting down while eating and drinking.
- Fatwa by Dr. Abd al-Muhsin al-Abbad (Arabic PDF)
- Qatari fatwa (Arabic PDF)
And God knows best.
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