VIRTUES OF IFTAAR / IFTAARI IN RAMADAN

1. BE QUICK IN BREAKING D FAST I.E. HASTEN URSELF

A) Sahl Ibn Sa’d (R) said that the Messenger (PBUH) of Allah (SWT) said: “The people will continue to be in good condition as long as they hasten to break the fast.” [Bukhaaree and Muslim] To hasten the breaking of the fast is the Sunnah of the Messenger (PBUH)

B) Abu Huraira (R) said that the Messenger of Allah (SWT) said: “The Deen will be uppermost/manifest as long as the people hasten to break their fast because the Jews and the Christians delay (it).” [Abu Dawood and Ibn Hibbaan]

2. Breaking the fast before the Maghrib Salaat

A) It is reported that “The Messenger of Allah (SWT) used to break his fast before the Maghrib Salaat.” [Ahmad and Abu Dawood]

B) Anas Ibn Maalik said: “The Prophet (PBUH) used to break his fast with fresh dates before he prayed. If he did not find fresh dates then he would use dried dates. If he did not find that also he drank a few sips of water. [Ahmad and Abu Dawood]

3. What should be said at the time of breaking the fast?

Abu Huraira said the Messenger (PBUH) of Allah (SWT) said: “The supplications of three groups of people’s are not rejected; the du’aa (Supplication) of the fasting person when he is breaking his fast, the du’aa of the just Imam and the du’aa of the oppressed.” [Tirmidhee, Ibn Majah and Ibn Hibbaan]

4. Feeding a fasting person

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever gives someone something to break the fast with, he would hove The same blessings as the fasting person and this would not reduce the blessings of the fasting person in any way ” [Ahmad and Tirmidhee]

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