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Is it Okay if We Don’t do Suhoor?

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Answered by: Alimah Sumeyye Sofu

Question

What if you don’t eat anything and just keep the fast?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Answer:

Suhoor is recommended but it is not compulsory.[1] Therefore it will be permissible to keep the fast by not eating anything.

But a Muslim should keep in mind that it is recommended to eat Suhoor. The Prophet (s.a.w) said, “Take Suhoor as there is a blessing in it.”[2]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sumeyye Sofu

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 


[1] Raddul Muhtar p.400 v.3 Darul Alimil Kutub

[2] Bukhari 1923, Muslim, 1095

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