18 October 2017 CE | 27 Muharram 1439 AH

Hadith Explanation

Hasten to Break the Fast

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "The people will remain upon goodness as long as they hasten to break the fast." [Jami at-Tirmidhi - sahih hadith]

With the certainty of the setting of the sun, the fasting person should break their fast without delay or hesitation. This is a sign of being on the rightly guided sunnah (path/example) of Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam).

It is preferred for the fasting person to not delay in breaking the fast once the sun has set. “The Sahabah of Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) would be the first to break the fast and the last to eat their pre-dawn meals.” [Recorded by al-Baihaqi with a Sahih chain]

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