Food which has dropped on the tablecloth

Reference: Fataawa Mu’aasirah – Page 253

Question: Is the food which drops on the tablecloth included in the hadeeth about removing any dirt?

Response: Yes, food which has dropped on the tablecloth is included in the statement of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ:

«If any one of you drops a morsel of food, [then] let him remove any dirt from it and eat it, and not leave it for Shaytaan» [transmitted by Muslim].

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.