Sunday, September 24, 2006

Suhoor - Sunnah or Fard?

First of all: Well Done Everyone! This blog is gettin' jiggy wid it! I logged on once yesterday and left a comment and today I see a gazillion new posts. I'm trying to catch up!! We have people in different countries explaining the ramadan festivities. Anyone living in the North pole, I want to know what the penguins do! They're so damn cute!
Ok, to get to the point, my question: Is Suhoor sunnah or fard? I asked some friends and colleagues and they have all given me mixed answers. I thought this would be the right place to find out!

12 comments:

kaya said...

Salamaleikum ClayF
This is what I know:
Suhoor (Sehri)
Suhoor is the meal one takes in the last hours of the night before commencement of a fast. It is a sunnah to have Suhoor. If someone has no appetite at that time, it is advisable for him to have something light. Even by having a few sips of water the sunnah of suhoor can be fulfilled.


More info @ http://www.kingstonmosque.org.uk/Islam/Ramadhan.htm

Anonymous said...

mahdi in usa and it is sunna

clayfuture said...

Thanks guys! I was sure it is sunnah!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Sunnah :)

And I am in Sweden, is that close enough to the North Pole`?

lol No penguins here though I am afraid... will swedish pakistanis do?

kaya said...

LOL Shaira. A PAKKY is a PAKKy no matter where you take him/her.
Years of genetic manipulation will never change our genes.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

lol you better believe. Even though I am filled with swedish blood I still have the paki hand movements and gestures lol

BuJ said...

Suhoor is definitely Sunna

Anonymous said...

Assalaamu alaikum,

Suhoor is a sunnah encouraged by our prophet Mohammd may peace and blessings be upon him. prophet Mohammd may peace and blessings be upon him has said that there is blessing in it so take it even with a few gulps of water. Plus it differentiates us from the jews and christians. I can provide the ahadeeth if anyone is interested inshaa'allah.

blackzero

clayfuture said...

@anon.. I am interested in the hadith!

Mohammed UK said...

I hope the answer "it is sunna" doesn't mean we think "oh, ok then I won't bother then"

There are many benefits of Suhoor. Particularly, being awake at the end of the night means we can make special worship (tahajjud/dua/quran etc).

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Welcome all new readers, glad to have you here on this blog for all Muslims and non Muslims, fasting and not fasting, to enjoy the blessings of Ramadan online.

Arabized said...

Suhoor is sunnah :)