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It’s your Sunnah Infographics Family here! 

We hope you are well and in the best of health.

And preparations are well underway!

An important part of our preparation revolves around The Pre-Dawn Meal.

It was the practice of the Prophet ﷺ to eat just before starting his fast.

It’s called Suhoor!

Let’s dig in to learn more…

Hadith 1

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

عَنْ سَلْمَانَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْبَرَكَةُ فِي ثَلَاثَةٍ فِي الْجَمَاعَةِ وَالثَّرِيدِ وَالسُّحُورِ

2882 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح الجامع

 

Hadith 2

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Take the pre-fasting meal, for surely there are blessings in the pre-fasting meal.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1923, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1095

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ تَسَحَّرُوا فَإِنَّ فِي السُّحُورِ بَرَكَةً


1923 صحيح البخاري كتاب الصوم باب بركة السحور من غير إيجاب

 

Hadith 3

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

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ السُّحُورُ أَكْلَةٌ بَرَكَةٌ فَلَا تَدَعُوهُ وَلَوْ أَنْ يَجْرَعَ أَحَدُكُمْ جَرْعَةً مِنْ مَاءٍ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى الْمُتَسَحِّرِينَ

11086 مسند أحمد بن حنبل

17/150 المحدث شعيب الأرناؤوط خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في تخريج المسند

Reflection Point 

As we know..

Food plays an important role in the month of Ramadhan.

Most of us think about the wonderful evening meal with family and loved ones!

But we don’t pay enough attention to The Pre-Dawn Meal.

Why?

Because we have to wake up early to take it!

So here are a few simple tips to make sure that you wake up for your pre-dawn meal.

  1. Set an alarm - This is a good way to make sure that you wake up with enough time to eat. We all can set an alarm to wake up for work. So what about our pre-dawn meal?

  2. Prepare the food before you go to sleep - This is a great way to make sure that the process is smooth, when you're half asleep and trying to find your way around the kitchen.

  3. Encourage others to wake you up, if you oversleep This is a great backup in case you're so tired that you sleep through your alarm. 

  4. Wake up close to the time of the prayer - This is important because once you eat, you will feel tired and be tempted to go back to sleep. So try to wake up at least 30 mins before the morning prayer; this way you won’t miss it!

  5. Make sure the Suhoor is delicious! - This is a great way to encourage the family to wake up for their pre-dawn meal. Everyone will be excited to eat, so they will be up bright and early.

  

These are just a few practical tips to help start off your Ramadhan in the best possible way.

This week we have designed a Beautiful and Helpful Infographic, with wonderful ideas for The Pre Dawn Meal & Iftar (The time of breaking the fast). We’ve researched what are considered good foods for a fasting person and conveyed it with very simple illustrations. 

Foods that will keep you energized throughout the day!

The Prophet ﷺ encouraged us to eat the Suhoor, as there is blessing in it. This week let's share this beautiful infographic with the world and our online communities and encourage others to give The Pre Dawn Meal the importance it deserves.

Insha Allah.

 

Remember...

"Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a reward like one who did it." 

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1893

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