Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) always broke his fast and then offered Maghrib

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Is this narration authentic?

عن أنس قال: ما رأيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قط صلى صلاة المغرب حتى يفطر، ولو على شربة من ماء



Imams Ibn Khuzaymah, Ibn Hibban and Hakim (rahimahumullah) have recorded this narration of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Imam Ibn Khuzaymah and Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 2063, with slight variation in the wording, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 3504-3505, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 432)



Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “I never saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) offer Maghrib Salah unless he broke his fast, even if it was merely having a sip of water.”


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar with the following note:

This should not be misunderstood as an excuse to delay the Maghrib Salah drastically. Our Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) meals were very basic and brief.

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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