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Ibaadat of Iftaar

A very important act related to Saum (Fasting) is Iftaar or to break the fast at its appropriate time. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) emphasised the importance and the virtues of correct observance of Iftaar. Correct observance of Iftaar means to observe it in the Sunnat way. Although Iftaar is ostensibly a mundane act of eating […]

Dua for Iftar

When breaking the fast – Iftar اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ امنْتُ [وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ] وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ O Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You [and I put my trust in You] and I break my fast with Your sustenance. [“wa ‘alayka tawakkaltu” is quoted in some books of knowledge – but […]

Virtues of Iftari

Hadhrat Sahal (Radhiallaahu Anhu) narrates that the holy Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: “The people will remain prosperous so long as they hasten in breaking their fast (at the time of Iftaar).” [Bukhari] Hadhrat Abu Hurayra (Radhiallaahu Anhu) narrates that the holy Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Allah Ta’ala said, ‘The most beloved of my […]

Virtues of Sehri

by Sheikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya HADITH NO. 7 Ibn Umar (Radhi Allaho anho) relates: Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) said: ‘Verily Allah and His Malaa’ikah send Mercy upon those who eat ‘Sehri’ (sower-Suhoor).” COMMENTARY How great is Allah’s favour upon us that even the partaking of food before dawn for fasting is so greatly rewarded. […]

Dua After Iftar

ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَ ابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ، وَ ثَبَتَ الأجْرُ إنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ Transliteration: dhahabadh dhama-u wabtallatil ‘urooqu, wa tha-batal ajru insha Allah The thrist is gone, the veins are moistened and the reward is confirmed, if Allah [Ta’ala] wills. [Abu Dawud]

Dua for Suhur

When beginning the fast – Suhur (sehri) وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتَ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow in the month of Ramadan [Abu Dawud] Transliteration: Wa bi-sawmi ghadin nawaytu min shahri ramadan