Greeting: Replying to greeting while
Q241 :It is suggested that replying to a greeting
while eating is discouraged. Is this true?
A241 : This is simply a wrong interpretation of a
social tradition which suggests "no greeting during eating". What this
social tradition means is that a person who passed by another or a
group who is eating need not greet them. He may join them without even
saying hello. This should not be interpreted literally. It simply
means that a passer by is welcome to share the meal. If someone greets
you when you are eating, you must return his greeting, because this is
a duty in all circumstances.
Our Dialogue ( Source : Arab News - Jeddah )