In Islam, it’s recommended to make dua for drinking milk because so as to show your gratitude to Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala And ask Him to bless your drink.
Dua For Drinking Milk in Arabic
The Dua for when drinking milk in Arabic text is:
اللَّهُمَّ بَارِِكْ لَنا فِيهِ وَزِدْنَا مِنْهُ
The dua is transliterated as Allahumma baarik lana feehi wa zidna minhu.
Dua After Drinking Milk in English
The meaning of the Dua for milk is O Allah! Bless us in it and give us increase of it.
Dua Before Drinking Milk in English
There is no authentic narrations about the Dua before drinking milk from the sunnah, however, it is authentic that whenever you want to drink or eat anything, you should start by mentioning Allah’s name.
Say Bismillah (in the name of Allah) before you drink it.
Hadith Related To This Dua
Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:
I was in the house of Maymunah. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) accompanied by Khalid ibn al-Walid entered. Two roasted long-tailed lizards (dabb) placed on the sticks were brought to him.
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) spat. Khalid said: I think that you abominate it, Messenger of Allah.
He said: Yes. Then the Messenger of Allah (SAW) was brought milk, and he drank (it).
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) then said: When one of you eats food, he should say:
O Allah, bless us in it, and give us food (or nourishment) better than it.
When he is given milk to drink he should say: O Allah! bless us in it and give us more of it, for no food or drink satisfies like milk.
Abu Dawud said: This is the Musaddad’s version.
Ibn Abbas narrated: the Prophet SAW drank milk. Then he called for water to rinse out his mouth.
Then he said: “Indeed it has fat.” [He said:] There are narrations on this topic from Sahl bin Sa’d As-Sa’idi and Umm Salamah.
Bukhari and Muslim
Abu Eisa said: [And] this Hadith is Hasan Sahih.
Some of the people of knowledge held the view that one is to wash the mouth after drinking milk and this is recommended according us.
Some others did not hold the view that one is to wash out the mouth after drinking milk.
Benefits Of This Dua
It is well known that gratitude can help Muslims refocus on what they have been given by Allah rather than what they lack.
It is almost impossible to remain angry or bitter when you are actively looking for things to be grateful for.
It can be small things like the fact you have a microwave. It is really amazing that you can eat or drink some food at just the right temperature by pressing few buttons.
Alhmadulillah, may Allah grant us success.
Excellence of Milk from the Quran and Sunnah
Milk is a blessing and sign from Allah. Allah says in the Quran:
And indeed, for you in grazing livestock is a lesson. We give you drink from what is in their bellies – between excretion and blood – pure milk, palatable to drinkers.Surah Nahl verse 66
He also says:
And indeed, for you in livestock is a lesson. We give you drink from that which is in their bellies, and for you in them are numerous benefits, and from them you eat.Surah Mu’minoon verse 21
Milk is a clearly documented food of the Prophet (SAW) and there are numerous hadith about milk.
Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah SAW, drank some milk and rinsed his mouth. The Prophet (SAW) said, “It contains fatty grease.”Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim 358
Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen said,
“The reason why the Prophet SAW rinsed his mouth was because of the fat. It can be understood from this action that it’s legislated to rinse the mouth from all foods which contain fat, regardless whether drank or chewed. Its good manners to rinse the mouth afterwards to remove the fat. If the substance is heavy in fat, then it’s better to use siwak. For this reason the scholars say: it’s sunnah to use siwak to remove any fat after eating if the smell of the mouth changed.”[Sharh Saheeh Al-Bukahri]
Milk will be given to the Dwellers of Paradise
There are numerous ayat and ahaadeeth discussing this. One of the verse is:
Is the description of Paradise, which the righteous are promised, wherein are rivers of water unaltered, rivers of milk the taste of which never changes, rivers of wine delicious to those who drink, and rivers of purified honey, in which they will have from all [kinds of] fruits and forgiveness from their Lord… [Are its inhabitants] like those who abide eternally in the Fire and are given to drink scalding water that will sever their intestines? Surah Muhammad verse 15
Ibn al-Qayyim says:
“Milk in general is the most beneficial drink for the human body due to the nutritive and sanguineous elements contained in it, and its being habitual to the state of childhood, and its suitability for the original nature (fitrah).
And in the two books of Saheeh, we find that that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) was offered a cup of wine and a cup of milk. He looked at them both and then took the milk.
Then Jibreel (alaihis salaam) said, “Praise be to Allaah who has guided you to the fitrah (the original nature of man)…” (adopted from Zaad al-Ma’aad 3/354).
And he also says:
“Cow’s milk nourishes the body, makes it fertile, productive. It releases the abdomen in moderation. It is the most moderate and excellent of all milks, between sheep’s and goat’s milk, as to its thinness, thickness and fattiness.
In the Sunan, from the hadith of Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (marfu’) [that the Prophet] said, “See that you drink cow’s milk for they ruminate upon all the herbage”.” (Zaad al-Ma’aad 3/355)