DAY 6: THE PROPHET’S ﷺ ETIQUETTE OF EATING
Many people, including Muslims, find this etiquette to be uncivilised. However, according to many studies, licking fingers has health benefits. Human hands have beneficial enzymes and microbes that aid digestion and build immunity. Licking fingers also helps in maintaining mental health by improving one’s appetite and in developing a great sense of gratitude. By licking the fingers, one cleans up the food in the plate and fingers, hence giving the feeling of gratitude towards the food.
May Allah ﷻ help us lead a healthy life according to the sunnah.