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How to break fast sunnah bohra.

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I would like to know that when opening a fast, which dua is to be recited? I`m a part of a Bohra community and we usually do iftar after praying Maghrib and then we read Allahuma Moatayas salaawaat dua. Also, the fast is opened with Khaak-e-shifaa? What is the significance of this except that it is the sand/dust from Karbala. Please help me out and let me know what is the correct way to open a fast and what dua is to be recited?Also is the dua anywhere from the Quran?


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How to break fast sunnah bohra

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Your Question: .I would like to know that when opening a fast, which dua is to be recited?

The supplications the Noble Messenger of Allah (saws) would make when breaking his fast were:

Sunan of Abu-Dawood 2351 Narrated by Mu'adh ibn Zuhrah

The Prophet of Allah (saws) used to say when he (saws) broke his fast: O Allah, for Thee I have fasted, in Thee I have believed, and with Thy provision I have broken my fast.


 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2350 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar

When the Messenger of Allah (saws) had broken his fast he (saws) would say: The thirst has gone, the glands are moist, and the reward is confirmed, if Allah Wills.

 

Respected sister in Islam, if you were to recite any one of the above two quoted supplications from the Sunnah at the time of breaking your fast, it would be in accordance with the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).

 

Your Question: .Also, the fast is opened with Khaak-e-shifaa? What is the significance of this except that it is the sand/dust from Karbala. Please help me out and let me know what is the correct way to open a fast and what dua is to be recited?

Anas reported: "The Messenger of Allah (saws) would break his fast with ripe dates before he would pray (Magrib prayers). If those were not available, he would eat dried dates. If those were not available, he would drink some water."

Related by Abu Dawud, al-Hakim, and by at-Tirmidhi.

 

 

The Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) when breaking his fasts would be to consume ripe dates; if ripe dates were not available he (saws) would consume dried dates; and if no dates were available, he (saws) would break his fast by consuming some water.

 

Respected sister in Islam, we absolutely assure you that there is absolutely no mention in the authentic and established Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws), or his noble family, or his noble companions ever breaking a fast by consuming the sand/dust from Karbala, or even from the holiest of all places on earth, Makkah!!!

 

We absolutely assure you in the Blessed Name of Allah Subhanah that the consumption of sand/dust while breaking ones fast is not from amongst the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws)!!!

 

Your Question: Also is the dua anywhere from the Quran?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 21:

There is indeed the best example for you to follow in the Messenger of Allah, for every such person looks forward to Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.

 

The duas and supplications when breaking ones fast are not related in the Glorious Quran, but rather they are from the authentic and established Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).

 

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