Etiquette of Fasting
Some facets are compulsory (Waajib or Far’d) and others are beneficial (Mustahabb or Sunnah).
First, it is strongly recommended that we eat and drink one thing at suhoor (predawn meals), and that we delay it till simply earlier than the adhan of Fajr. The Prophet (SAW) mentioned:
“Have suhoor, for in suhoor there is blessing (barakah).” (Al-Bukhari, Fath, 4/139).
“Suhoor is blessed food, and it involves being different from the people of the Book.What a good suhoor for the believer is dates.” (Abu Dawood, no. 2345; and others).
Secondly, it is strongly recommended to not delay iftaar (breakfast), as a result of the Prophet (SAW) mentioned:
“The people will be fine so long as they do not delay iftaar.” (Al-Bukhari, Fath, 4/198).
One ought to break his quick within the method described within the hadith narrated by Anas (RA):
“The Prophet (SAW) used to break his fast with fresh dates before praying; if fresh dates were not available, he would eat (dried) dates; if dried dates were not available, he would have a few sips of water.” (At-Tirmidhi, 3/79 and others.)
After iftaar, reciting the phrases reported within the hadith narrated by Ibn Umar (RA), based on which the Prophet (SAW), when he broke his quick, would say:
“Thirst is gone, veins are flowing again, and the reward is certain, In Shaa Allaah.” (Abu Dawood, 2/765).
It is compulsory to stay away from sin, as a result of the Prophet (SAW) mentioned:
“When any of you is fasting, let him not commit sin…” (Al-Bukhari, al-Fath, no. 1904).
“Whoever does not stop speaking falsehood and acting in accordance with it, Allaah has no need of him giving up his food and drink.” (Al-Bukhari, al-Fath, no. 1903).
The one that is fasting ought to keep away from all types of haraam actions, akin to backbiting, obscenity and lies, in any other case his reward could all be misplaced. The Prophet (SAW) mentioned:
“It may be that a fasting person gets nothing from his fast except hunger.” (Ibn Maajah, 1/539).
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Originally posted on March 17, 2022 @ 5:11 pm