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18 Jul 2012

The Sunnah for breaking ones fast…

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bismillahQuestion:

  • Is there a supplication that is said to be from the Sunnah for breaking the fast? Does the fasting person repeat after the Mu’adhan  or finish breaking their fast?

Answer:

  • The duaa that is said at the time for iftar is performed at one of the times of the answered supplication. This is because it is at the end of a type of worship. Also this is when mankind is usually at his weakest point at the time of breaking the fast. The more that mankind becomes weak in himself and softhearted, the closer he is to returning to Allah.
  • The duaa that is attributed to the Sunnah is “Oh Allah for you I fasted and on your provisions I break my fast.” Another one is that which the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said when he broke his fast “The thirst is quenched, the veins are moistened and the reward is confirmed in sha Allah” (narrated by Abi Dawood). These two hadeeth, even though there is some weakness in them, some of the scholars  said these narrations are hassan (acceptable). In any case, if you made duaa by them, or other then them from your heart when you break your fast, then it is a situation in which duaa is accepted.
  • As far as answering the Mu’adhin while breaking your fast, then it is legislated. This is because of the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him), “When you hear the Mu’adhin then say what he says” (narrated by al Bukhari and Muslim). So this is talking about ever situation except that which a proof establishes the fact that it is an exception to the rule.
 

[Taken from Fatawah Arkan al Islam by Sheikh Uthaimeen]

[Translated by Abu Abdillah Abdul Lateef]

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