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

Question

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.”

 

Answer

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