Drinking water after meals

Is drinking water after meals a sunnat or not?

A: Allāmah Ibnul Qayyim rehmatullāh ῾alayh has mentioned that the habit of  Nabi [SAW] was of not to drink immediately after eating as this is harmful to the digestion process. However, if there is a pressing need to drink immediately after that, then only drink enough to quench the thirst. One may then drink after some time elapses. NOTE: This elapsed time is estimated to be 20-30 minutes.

(Zādul Ma῾ād, Vol. 3, Pg. 114)


  1. Anonymous said,

    February 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    In which hadith was this habit of nabi (pbuh) mentioned?

  2. arnaz said,

    May 24, 2013 at 8:57 am

    is this true?to drink a glass of water like 30 min after meal better?

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