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Can I Drink Only Water for Suhoor?

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Answered by: Alimah Sumeyye Sofu

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Assalamualaikum

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

Answer:

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

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

[2] Bukhari 1923, Muslim, 1095

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