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Kindly advice I am fasting in Ramadan regularly but due to some un avoidable circumstances I reach home very late and due to this I am unable to wake up in the Suhoor always I woke up after the Suhoor time but I contineou to fast from there reading Suhoor dua, is it the right way to fast kindly advice.

Is it ok to eat late and night make niyat to fast the next day and sleep through suhoor..


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Not eat at suhoor

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It is narrated by Hadrat Anas bin Malik (r.a.) that the Prophet (saws) said, "Take Suhur, as there is a blessing in it."

Related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim.


Al-Miqdam ibn Madyakrib (r.a.) reported that the Prophet (saws) said: "You should eat the ‘suhoor’ meal for it is a blessed nourishment."

Related by an-Nasa'i


Said Sahl ibn Sa'd narrated that the Prophet (saws) said: "All the Prophets of Allah have been ordered to hasten the breaking of the fast and to delay the ‘suhoor’ meal.’

Related by al-Bukhari, Ahmad and Malik.


The taking of ‘suhur’ or pre-dawn meal for fasting is an extremely preferred Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws), and he (saws) recommended and urged the believers to eat and/or drink something before the fast begins. It would make the fast easy for the believer and he (saws) said that Allah has put a blessing in this meal.


The delay in taking of a ‘suhoor’ meal is an extremely preferred Sunnah, but not obligatory or compulsory. If one does not take the ‘suhur’ and intends to fast, their fast will be considered valid.


If for whatever reason, one does not like to get up and eat a full meal at the time of ‘suhoor’, it is preferred that one gets up just before dawn and eat something (even only one date) and/or a gulp of water… so that one would be able to attain the blessings of the ‘suhoor’, Insha Allah.


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