The Benefits Of Suhoor

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) in urging us repeatedly for Sehri has said: “Even though there be no food, then one date should be eaten or a drink of water taken.”

In his commentary on Sahih Bukhari, Hazrat Ibne Hajar has mentioned various reasons for the blessedness of Sehri:

  • Because in it, the Sunnah is followed.
  • Through Sehri, we differentiate ourselves from the ways of Ahlul-Kitaab, which we are at all times called upon to do.
  • It provides strength for Ibaadah.
  • It promotes greater sincerity in Ibaadah.
  • It aids in elimination of bad temper, which normally comes about as result of hunger.
  • Sehri is the time when prayers are accepted.
  • At the time of Sehri, one gets the opportunity to remember Allah, makes Dhikr and lifts up the hand to Him in prayer.