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‘Break your fast with dates for there is barakah in it’

Is this Hadith authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When one of you breaks his fast, then let him do so with dates, for there is divine blessing in it. If dates are not available, break your fast with water, as it is pure.”


Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. He has declared the Hadith sound in one place (hasan) and authentic (hasanun sahih) in another. Imams Ibn Khuzaymah and Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 658-695, Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 2067, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 3515)

This was also the practice of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). See here.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. 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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