Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Suhoor | Sehri

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Hazrat Anas ibn Malik  (Radhiyallahi 'anhu) reported that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Take the morning meal (Suhoor), for verily, there is blessing in the morning meal.”
[Sahih Al-Bukhari | Sahih Muslim]

Hazrat Ibn Umar (Radhiyallahu 'anhu) related that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Verily Allah and His Malaa’ikah (Angels) send Mercy upon those who eat ‘Suhoor’.

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: Verily that which separates (i.e. distinguishes) between our fast and the fasting of the People of the Book (i.e. Jews and Christians) is the eating before dawn (Suhoor).”
[Sahih Al-Bukhari | Sahih Muslim]

Ibn Hajar (Rahmatullahi 'alayh) has mentioned different reasons for taking Suhoor and drawing its blessings:

·         It is a Sunnah
·         Through Suhoor, we differentiate ourselves from the ways of Ahlul-Kitaab, which we are at all times commanded to do.
·         It provides strength for worshiping Allah Ta’ala.
·         It promotes greater sincerity in Ibaadah (worship)
·         It aids in eliminating bad temper, which sometimes surfaces due to hunger.
·         The time of Suhoor is a time when prayers are accepted.
·         At the time of Suhoor, one gets the opportunity to remember Allah Ta’ala, engage is Zikr and lift up the hands in supplication.