وَإِنْ يَمْسَسْكَ اللَّهُ بِضُرٍّ فَلَا كَاشِفَ لَهُ إِلَّا هُو وَإِنْ يَمْسَسْكَ بِخَيْرٍ فَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
“And if Allah touches you with affliction, then there is no remover of it except Him. And if He touches you with good, then He is competent over all things ” (Surah An’aam, Verse 17)
A basic article of faith in Islam has been described, that it is Allah in reality who is the master of all gain and loss. No one can really bring the least benefit to anyone nor cause the least harm.
تسحروا فإن في السحور بركة
“Eat suhoor, for in suhoor there is blessing.” (Bukhari)
As the eating hours are few, many people have their iftaar and skip suhoor. Suhoor is an important sunnah to practice in this month. If you aren’t hungry, then try to have some water and dates/fruit. In another Hadith, the Prophet ﷺ said, that suhoor distinguishes us from the Christians and Jews.
رَضِيتُ بِاللَّهِ رَبًّا وَبِالْإِسْلَامِ دِينًا وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيًّا
“I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Islam as our Deen, and Muhammad ﷺ as our Prophet” (Tirmidhi)
Eat watermelon/cucumber with your dates at iftaar/suhoor. It creates a balance of hot/cold foods and also you will be implementing a sunnah.
Written by Umm Amaarah, mother of 2, qualified solicitor and Aalimiyyah student.