Hadith on Eating: Satan eats with him until he mentions Allah

Umayyah ibn Makshi reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was sitting and a man was eating food, but he did not mention the name of Allah until nothing remained but a morsel. When the man raised it to his mouth, he said, “In the name of Allah, beginning and ending.” The Prophet laughed, and then he said, “Satan continued to eat with him, but when he mentioned the name of Allah Almighty, he vomited what was in his stomach.”

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 3768

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ أُمَيَّةَ بْنِ مَخْشِيٍّ قَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ جَالِسًا وَرَجُلٌ يَأْكُلُ فَلَمْ يُسَمِّ حَتَّى لَمْ يَبْقَ مِنْ طَعَامِهِ إِلَّا لُقْمَةٌ فَلَمَّا رَفَعَهَا إِلَى فِيهِ قَالَ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ أَوَّلَهُ وَآخِرَهُ فَضَحِكَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ثُمَّ قَالَ مَا زَالَ الشَّيْطَانُ يَأْكُلُ مَعَهُ فَلَمَّا ذَكَرَ اسْمَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ اسْتَقَاءَ مَا فِي بَطْنِهِ

3768 سنن أبي داود كتاب الأطعمة باب التسمية على الطعام

3768 المحدث شعيب الأرناؤوط خلاصة حكم المحدث إسناده حسن في الشواهد في تخريج سنن أبي داود