?…Drinking water – three gulps…?

Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: “The Messenger of Allah used to breathe three times in the course of a drink (he used to drink in three gulps).” [Al Bukhari & Muslim]

commentary from Riyadh as Saliheen “Water should be drunk in three breaths, that is one should breathe three times outside the drinking vessel one is drinking from. This habit has a salutary impact one one’s character and helps one avoid doing things in haste.”