The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would delay sehri and hasten iftar

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كان أصحاب محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم أسرع الناس إفطارا وأبطأه سحورا

The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) were the most hasty to open their fast and would delay eating sehri [till the last possible time].



Imam ‘Abdur Razzaq (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this narration as the statement of ‘Amr ibn Maymun Al Awdi (rahimahullah). Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has graded the chain authentic.

(Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 7591, Fathul Bari, Hadith: 1957. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 3 pg. 154)


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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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