Dua Before Drinking Milk

Milk has been praised in many Islamic texts for its wholesome and nourishing properties. However, all actions in Islam, including eating and drinking, are spiritually significant.

Before drinking milk, reciting a specific dua symbolizes gratitude and appreciation for the sustenance provided to us by Allah. By uttering the dua, you express gratitude for the countless blessings milk brings. The dua gives spiritual significance to drinking milk and serves as a reminder to be grateful.

Here, we’ll explore the dua you must read before and after drinking milk to show gratitude to Allah.

What is the Dua Before Drinking Milk?

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The dua before drinking milk is a short supplication that you can recite to seek blessings and express gratitude before consuming milk. This dua is a beautiful way to acknowledge the blessings of Allah and show gratitude for the provision of milk.

The dua goes as follows:


اَللّٰھُمَّ بَارِکْ لَنَا فِیْهِ وَ زِدْنَا مِنْهُ

Pronounce: “Bismillahi ar-Rahmani ar-Rahim”

“Allahumma barik lana feehi wa zidna minhu” [Abu Dawud: No 3730; At-Tirmidhi: No 3455; Ibn Majah: No 3322.]

Translation: “O Allah, bless it for us and give us more of it.”

By reciting this dua before drinking milk, you’re acknowledging that all blessings come from Allah and asking for abundant blessings and goodness from Him. It’s a way to show reverence and appreciation for the source of our sustenance.

What is the Dua After Drinking Milk?

What is the Dua After Drinking Milk?

After enjoying the nourishment of milk, it’s recommended that you express gratitude to Allah (SWT) for this blessing.

The dua to recite after drinking milk is

ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّٰهِ

Pronounce: “al-Ḥamdu lillāh”

This acknowledges Allah’s blessings and provides hope for a better tomorrow. It is also a reminder of the generosity of Allah and His love for His creation.

What Does the Quran Say About Drinking Milk

In the Quran, there’s guidance regarding the consumption of milk. Allah mentions milk as a pure and wholesome drink in several verses.

In Surah An-Nahl 16, Ayat: 66, Allah says,

وَإِنَّ لَكُمْ فِى ٱلْأَنْعَـٰمِ لَعِبْرَةًۭ ۖ نُّسْقِيكُم مِّمَّا فِى بُطُونِهِۦ مِنۢ بَيْنِ فَرْثٍۢ وَدَمٍۢ لَّبَنًا خَالِصًۭا سَآئِغًۭا لِّلشَّـٰرِبِينَ

Translation: “And there is certainly a lesson for you in cattle: We give you to drink of what is in their bellies, from between digested food and blood: pure milk, pleasant to drink.”

This verse emphasizes the purity and nourishment found in milk. Also, our Prophet ﷺ chose milk in his Miraj. He said,

“…Then I was given three bowls:

1. one containing milk,

2. another containing honey, and

3. a third containing wine.

I took the bowl containing milk and drank it. It was said to me, “You and your followers will be on the right path (of Islam).”” [Sahih al-Bukhari 5610]

Maintain the Islamic Practice of Reciting Dua Before Drinking Milk

Reciting the dua before drinking milk is a practice rooted in Islamic tradition that promotes gratitude and mindfulness. Just as a gentle breeze soothes the soul, the dua before drinking milk can bring a sense of peace and appreciation for the blessings of nourishment.

By acknowledging the importance of this simple act, we can cultivate a deeper connection with our faith and the gifts that Allah has bestowed upon us.

Omar Abdullah

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