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THE SAHOOR IS BARAKAH (BLESSED)

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Salmaan (Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu) said that the Messenger of Allah (SallAllahu ‘alaihi Wa Sallam) said:

❝Blessings are found in three things, the Group (Al-Jama’ah), Ath-thareed (a type of food) and As-Sahoor (the Pre-dawn meal).❞
[At-Tabaraanee, Abu Na’eem]

Abu Hurairah (Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu) said that the Messenger of Allah (Ta’alaa) (Sallallahu ‘alaihi waSallam) said:

❝Verily Allah placed Barakah (blessing) in the Sahoor (pre-dawn meal) and in perfect measurement (weighing).❞
[Ash-Shairazee]

‘Abdullah Ibn Haarith said that one of the Sahabah (companion) said:

‘I entered the house of the Messenger (SallAllahu ‘alaihi Wa Sallam) whilst he was taking the Sahoor (pre-dawn meal), and he (SallAllahu ‘alaihi Wa Sallam) said:
❝Indeed it (the Sahoor) is blessing that Allah has given to you so do not leave it out.❞
[An-Nasaaee and Ahmad]

The reality that there are great blessings in the Sahoor (Pre-dawn meal) is very apparent because there is in it:

(a) the following of the Sunnah,

(b) it makes the fast easier upon the person who is fasting,

(c) it increases the desire in the person to want to continue to fast because of the ease upon the fasting person and

(d) there is also in it the principle of being different from the People of the Book because they are prohibited from taking the Sahoor (pre-dawn meal).

For this reason the Messenger of Allah (SallAllahu ‘alaihi Wa Sallam) called it the blessed meal.

Allah (Ta’alaa) and the Angels send Salaah upon the people who take the Sahoor (pre-dawn meal)
The greatest blessing of the Sahoor (pre-dawn meal) may be that Allah (Ta’alaa) engulfs those who partake in it with His Forgiveness, showers His Mercy on them, while His angels ask of Him to forgive and pardon them.

Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree said that the Messenger (SallAllahu ‘alaihi Wa Sallam) said:

❝Eating the Sahoor is blessed. Do not neglect it even if you take a gulp of water, because Allah and His angels invoke blessings upon those who partake in the pre-dawn meal.❞
[Ahmad]

It is very important that the Muslim does not allow this great blessing from his Merciful Lord to escape him.

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