Chapter: (WHat should one do) if the meal has been served and the Iqama has been pronounced for As-Salat(the prayer)

Hadith Number 671


Narrated `Aisha

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "If supper is served, and Iqama is pronounced one should start with the supper."

Hadith Number 672


Narrated Anas bin Malik

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "If the supper is served start having it before praying the Maghrib prayer and do not be hasty in finishing it."

Hadith Number 673


Narrated Nafi`

Ibn `Umar said, "Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, 'If the supper is served for anyone of you and the Iqama is pronounced, start with the supper and don't be in haste (and carry on eating) till you finish it." If food was served for Ibn `Umar and Iqama was pronounced, he never came to the prayer till he finished it (i.e. food) in spite of the fact that he heard the recitation (of the Qur'an) by the Imam (in the prayer).

Hadith Number 674


Narrated Ibn `Umar

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "If anyone of you is having his meals, he should not hurry up till he is; satisfied even if the prayer has been started."