The du’a that is commonly recited at Sehri/Suhur

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We were taught to recite the following at the time of sehri/suhur. Is it from the Hadith?

Bi sawmi ghadin nawaytu


This is not a du’a, but an intention that was worded in Arabic by the scholars as a suggested format.

These are not words that have been taken from the Hadith.

Despite that, there is no harm in reciting it or anything else when making the intention to fast.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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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