Eat onions at night lawful.

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ASLAMUALIKUM WAREHMATULLAHE WABARA KATUHU, brother i needed to ask if their is any  hadith which stop us to eat onion in night? i just had doubt so i want to clear it. thank you MAY ALLAH REWARD YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING. ASLAMUALIKUM WAREHMATULLAHE WABARA KATUHU 


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Eat onions at night lawful

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The vegetable onion in its essence is absolutely lawful for the believers to consume as food, regardless of whether they wish or choose to consume it during the day or the night. What is discouraged and prohibited is that if one eats raw or uncooked onions, one should not approach the masjids of Allah until they have thoroughly cleansed their breath, because its vile odor is repugnant not only to humans but also to the noble Angels of Allah Subhanah.


Jabir reports that the Prophet (saws) said: "Whoever eats garlic, onion, or leek should not come close to our masjid for the Angels are harmed by what harms the children of Adam."

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3818  Narrated byMu'awiyah ibn Qurrah

The Messenger of Allah (saws) disliked these two plants (i.e. garlic and onions), and he (saws) said: ‘He who eats them should not come near our masjid. If it is necessary to eat them, make them (their odor) dead by cooking them.’


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.814         Narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah

The Prophet (saws) said, "Whoever eats garlic or onion should keep away from our masjid." Jabir bin 'Abdullah (r.a.) said, "Once a big pot containing cooked vegetables was brought. On finding unpleasant smell coming from it, the Prophet (saws) asked, 'What is in it?' He (saws) was told all the names of the vegetables that were in it. The Prophet (saws) ordered that it should be brought near to some of his companions who were with him. When the Prophet saw it he disliked to eat it and said to his companions, '(You may) Eat. (I don't eat it) for I converse with those whom you don't converse with (i.e. the Angels).'")


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