Are there any supplications at the time of Iftaar and Suhoor? -Shaykh ibn al-’Uthaymeen

In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Are there any supplications at the time of Iftaar and Suhoor?

By Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-’Uthaymeen may Allah have mercy on him 

Question: Are there any supplications attributed to the Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] that he would do at the time of Iftaar and Suhoor?

Answer: As for the time of Iftaar then it has been attributed to the Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] that he would say,

اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمْتُ وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ أَفْطَرْتُ

“O Allah, for You I have fasted, and with Your provision I have broken my fast.” (Abu Dawud)

And ibn ‘Umar would say at the time of breaking the fast,

اللهم يا واسع المغفرة اغفر لي

(Allahumma Yaa Waasi’ al-Maghfirah Ighfar Lee)

“O Allah, The One Who has expansive forgiveness, forgive me.” (Hilyah al-Awliyaa 3/44, Shu’bah al-Imaan 3/407)

Supplication at the time of breaking the fast is accepted; just as the Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] said,

“There are three whose supplications are not turned back…a fasting person until he breaks his fast.” (Ibn Maajah)

At the time of Iftaar everyone should busy themselves with making supplications that have been narrated, if they know them. But if they don’t know any narrated supplications then they should busy themselves with general supplications.

As for making supplications at the time of Suhoor, then I do not know of any Sunnah narrated from the Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] regarding this. However, [generally] everyone should always supplicate to Allah at the time of eating and drinking. Allah’s Name should be mentioned at the beginning of the meal and He should be thanked at the end.

‏إن الله ليرضى عن العبد أن يأكل الأكلة فيحمده عليها ، أو يشرب الشربة فيحمده عليها‏

“Allah will be pleased with His slave who praises Him [says Alhamdulillah] when he eats and praises Him when he drinks.” (Muslim)

Source: Fataawaa Nur ‘ala ad-Darb: Fataawa of Zakah and Fasting, Volume 7, Question #3896

Translated by: Abu Awzaa’ee AbdusSalaam

الفقير الى الله

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One thought on “Are there any supplications at the time of Iftaar and Suhoor? -Shaykh ibn al-’Uthaymeen

  1. ما يقوله المسلم عند إفطاره:
    «اللهم لك صمت، وعلى رزقك أفطرت».
    (حديث ضعيف، ضعفه الإمام الألباني -رحمه الله- في ضعيف أبي داود: (2358).).
    فلا يُقال عند الإفطار على سبيل السنة.
    والسنة أن يقول:
    «ذهب الظمأ، وابتلت العروق، وثبُت الأجرُ -إن شاء الله-». (حديث حسن، حسّنه الإمام الألباني في إرواء الغليل).

    http://backtosalafiyyah.blogspot.in/2015/06/dua-accepted-during-iftaar-or-just.html

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