Can I Drink Only Water for Suhoor?

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Answered by: Alimah Sumeyye Sofu



Can I keep a qadha fast/nafl fast/sunnah fast by drinking just water in Suhoor?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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


Suhoor is recommended but it is not compulsory.[1] Therefore, it will be permissible to fast by only drinking water in Suhoor although it is recommended to eat.

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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