Is it necessary in Shariah to take forty steps after meals? Is this a Hadith or a Bidah?

Question:

Is it necessary in Shariah to take forty steps after meals? Is this a Hadith or a Bidah?

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We haven’t come across a hadith that mentions the practice of The Prophet ﷺ walking forty steps after meals. Without any evidence from the reliable books of Hadith, such an act cannot be regarded as a Sunnah or an act of worship.

However such practices may be adopted simply for health reasons. Physicians have suggested that taking a walk after meals is a good practice and assists in the digestion of food.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Arshad Ali

Darul Iftaa, Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad)

www.fatwa-tt.com /www.jaamia.net

 

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