What is Suhoor?

What is Suhoor?

Suhoor is the pre-dawn meal that Muslims are encouraged to eat, before beginning the fast in Ramadan.

Suhoor is a breakfast meal that is eaten before Fajar time. It is intended for muslims to eat, to avoid becoming tired/cranky/lazy during the day, due to lack of food being eaten whilst fasting.

There are many Sahih Hadith (authentic narrations), pointing out the importance of Suhoor, which makes it a Sunnah Practice.

Abdullah ibn al-Harith reported: A man among the companions entered upon the Prophet while he was eating the pre-fasting meal. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, it is a blessing that Allah has given you, so do not abandon it.

Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī 2162

Salman al-Farisi reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are blessings in three: the united community, tharid stew, and the pre-fasting meal.

Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 7114

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The pre-fasting meal is a blessed meal, so do not abandon it even if you only take a sip of water. Verily, Allah and His angels send blessings upon those who take the pre-fasting meal.”

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 11086

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut


Not only will you be filling up on a delicious Pre-Fasting meal, you will also be implementing a Sunnah into your life! 


May Allah Swt bless your Ramadan! xx

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