I was a boy under the care of Allah's Messenger, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and my hand used to go around the dish while I was eating. So Allah's Messenger, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said to me, 'O boy! Mention the Name of Allah and eat with your right hand, and eat of the dish what is nearer to you." Since then I have been applying those instructions when eating.
`Umar bin Abi Salama, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated: