Day 24 #Ramadhan - Step 27 - Sufi Secrets & Gems of Ramadhan by ~Sajad Ali~
Suhoor Eating (the pre-dawn meal) Eat Suhoor, for there are blessings in it, Allah's Rahma-Mercy is over people eating Suhoor the Angels make dua of forgiveness and send Mercy of people eating Suhoor. This is why even if a women is on her periods she should still get up and drink from the Rahma-Mercy and Maghfirah-forgiveness that is being poured down. An exclusive privilege of blessings only given to Ummati Muhammadi salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam. The Suhoor is distinctive of the Ummah of Muhammad salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam. The distinction between our fasting and the fasting of the people of the book [Jews and Christians] is the taking of Suhoor". [Muslim]
The previous Ummah who had to fast (Jews and Christians) and still have to fast but most dont, their fasting was without Suhoor (the pre-dawn meal). They had to eat only once a day it was must rougher and harder for them, then Allah's Rahma-Mercy to given to us, But most don't realise the Rahma-Mercy of Allah given to this Ummah.
Eample; We get 70 to 700 deeds in this month whereas previous Ummah if they did 1 good deed they get 1 good deed.
Indeed Allah placed blessing in the Suhoor and in the weighing [of grain] - Hadith
"Eat Suhoor, for there are blessings in it." - Hadith
"Blessing is in three: The Jama`a [the congregation of the Muslims], The Thareed [a broth of (crumbled) bread and meat] and the Suhoor"
"I entered upon the Prophet Allahu alaihi wa sallam and he was taking the Suhoor and he said: "It is a blessing which Allah has given to you, so do not leave it" Prophet (salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Come to the blessed morning meal (meaning the Suhoor)"
"Perhaps the greatest blessing of Suhoor is that Allah Subhanahu wa Ta`ala covers the people eating Suhoor with His forgiveness and send His Mercy upon them. The angles ask for forgiveness for them and supplicate to Allah to pardon them, so that they may be granted freedom from the Fire by the Most Merciful in the month of the Qur'an
Abu Said al-Khudri said: The Prophet (salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "The Suhoor is a meal of blessings, so do not leave it, even if one of you just takes a gulp of water, since Allah sends mercy and His angels seek forgiveness for those who take Suhoor". [Ahmad and Ibn Abi Shaibah]
These reports from the Prophet (salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) leave no room for the believer to miss Suhoor. Therefore let us take it upon us to never miss it.
The time for Suhoor: The time for Suhoor is between the middle of the night and dawn. It is considered best to delay it (that is, as close to dawn a possible).
The Prophet (salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Hasten the breaking of the fast and delay the Suhoor". Hadith
"We ate Suhoor with the Messenger of Allah and then we got up for the prayer. He was asked: 'What was the amount of time between the two?' He responded: '[The time it would take to recite] fifty ayat."' [al-Bukhari and Muslim].
"The companions of Muhammad (salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam), would be the first to break the fast and the last to eat their Suhoor."
The Prophet (salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "We, the Prophets, have been ordered to hasten breaking the fast, delay the Suhoor, and to put our right hand on the left one in prayer". hadith.