Question: Is it Sunnah to lick the fingers after a meal? Is there any sequence to be observed?

Answer: It is Sunnah to lick one’s fingers after meals.

Imam Tabrani R.A quotes Sayyiduna Ka'b Ibn Ujrah Radiyallahu Anhu as saying: " I saw Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam eating with three fingers which were the thumb, the index and the middle finger. Thereafter, I saw him licking them in the following sequence; firstly, the middle finger, then the index finger and lastly, the thumb. (Majma Vol 5 Page 19)

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Yusuf Moosagie

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