The Ambiya (‘alayhimus salam) were commanded to hasten iftar and delay sehri


Is there a Hadith which states that the Ambiya were ordered to hasten iftar and delay sehri?



Imam Ibn Hibban, Imam Tabarani (rahimahumallah) and others have recorded this Hadith. The Hadith is as follows:

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “We the Ambiya, were commanded to hasten iftar [i.e. break the fast as soon as Maghrib sets in], delay sehri [till the last possible time] and to place our right hand over our left hand in Salah”

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 1770, Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 10851, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 4261)


Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators of Tabarani reliable.

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 105 and vol. 3 pg. 155)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar