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Partaking of Food Prior to Commencing the Fast.

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In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

It is recommended to partake of a light meal (suhoor)prior to commencing the fast. The fast begins at first light and ends at sunset (maghreb).

 

"Eat some food before the fast begins, there is blessing in its partaking."
[Bukhari and Muslim]

Zaid, the son of Thabit related: "We partook of suhoor (food before the commencement of the fast) during Ramadan with the Messenger of Allah and then stood up for prayer.

He was asked what was the interval of time between the two, so he replied: 'The time it takes to recite fifty verses (of the Quran).'"

The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, said: "My nation will remain in goodness as long as they break the fast as soon as it is due."
[Muslim]

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