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Sunnah of Fasting

1. It is Sunnah, if someone reviles the fasting person or tries to fight him, to respond to his mistreatment with kindness and to say: "I am fasting."

2. It is Sunnah for the fasting person to eat sahoor, for sahoor is a blessing (barakah).

3. It is Sunnah for him to hasten to break the fast, and to delay sahoor.

4. It is Sunnah for him to break the fast with fresh dates; if he cannot find any, then he should break his fast with dried dates. If he cannot find any dates, then he should break his fast with water.

5. It is mustahabb for the fasting person to say, when he breaks his fast: "Dhahaba al zama' wa abtalat al-'urooq wa thabata al ajr in sha Allah (Thirst is gone, the veins are moistened and the reward is certain if Allah wills).

6. It is mustahabb for the fasting person to offer a great deal of supplication (du'aa'), because the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: "There are three whose supplication will not be rejected: the just ruler, the fasting person until he breaks his fast, and the supplication of one who has been wronged."
Narrated by Ahmad (8043)

7. If it is a Ramadan fast, then it is mustahabb to do the following:

•To sit in the mosque to read Qur'an and remember Allah (dhikr)

•To observe i'tikaaf in the last ten days

•To pray Taraweeh

•To give a great deal of charity and do a great deal of good deeds

•To study the Qur'an.

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