The Blessings of Taking the Suhoor Meal are Numerous

The Blessings of Taking the Suhoor Meal are Numerous

Umm Yahya

Al-Hafidh Ibn Hajar said:
‘The blessings of taking the  Suhoor meal are  numerous and from them are the following:

1. Following the Sunnah

2. Differing from the people of the book

3. For strength for carrying out worship due to increased energy

4. Repelling the evil manners which are caused from the effects of  hunger

5. The suhoor could become charity due to giving to those who ask, or gathering to eat with them

6. A reason for the remembrance of Allaah & supplication at a time that supplications are answered

7. To acknowledge the intention to fast for those who were heedless of making their intention before they slept’

[Taken from ‘Fath al-Bari’ 4/140]

البركة في السحور تحصل بجهات متعددة

قال الحافظ ابن حجر رحمه الله:
البركة في السحور تحصل بجهات متعددة وهي:
▪️اتباع السنة
▪️ومخالفة أهل الكتاب
▪️والتقوي به على العبادة والزيادة في النشاط
▪️ومدافعة سوء الخلق الذي يثيره الجوع
▪️والتسبب بالصدقة على من يسأل إذ ذاك أو يجتمع معه على الأكل
▪️والتسبب للذكر والدعاء وقت مظنة الإجابة
▪️وتدارك نية الصوم لمن أغفلها قبل أن ينام..
فتح الباري: 4/140 

Reasons for Sahoor

Abbas Abu Yahya

Shaykh Muhammad bin Salih al-Uthaymeen Rahimahullaah said:

‘It is necessary for a person when he eats food for keeping a fast that he brings to mind that he is eating this food in fulfilling the command of Allaah and His Messenger.

He has Sahoor, eating food for keeping a fast opposing the People of the Book and with dislike for what they were upon.

He eats food hoping for blessings in that food, which is eaten for keeping a fast. He eats this food seeking aid by it for obedience to Allaah, so that this food which he eats can be goodness, blessings and obedience.’

[Sharh Riyadh as-Saliheen 3/312]

▪قال العلامة ابن عثيمين رحمه الله:
ينبغي للإنسان حين تسحره أن يستحضر أنه يتسحر امتثالاً لأمر الله ورسوله، ويتسحر مخالفة لأهل الكتاب، وكرها لما كانوا عليه، ويتسحر رجاء البركة في هذا السحور، ويتسحر استعانة به على طاعة الله، حتى يكون هذا السحور الذي يأكله خيرا وبركة وطاعة.

[شرح رياض الصالحين/3ص312/دار الآثار]