After a day of fasting, the significance of food and drink for our survival during Ramadan is increased. When we are allowed to enjoy them again, it should be an opportunity to thank the Almighty via a dua for breaking the fast.
In this blog, we will learn about the iftar, dua for iftar, its meanings, benefits & significance.
Iftar: A detailed view
Iftar is a religious culture performed by the Muslim community by breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. We can also call it: A meal taken by Muslims to break their fast after sunset. Iftar is not just a matter of having food; it has excellent essentials. Iftar is the combination of both physical and spiritual and physical nourishment.
Prophet Muhammad’s(ﷺ) message about fasting: Allah says that the fasting person has kept the fast for me by sacrificing his food, drink, and wishes. I will definitely reward him with good deeds by multiplying into ten times.
Well,iftar has tremendous significance as per science also. Science says that after the iftar, your entire digestive system can rest. During this period, your whole body’s organs start to repair themselves.
Significance of Iftar
The Prophet (ﷺ) said:
"Whoever feeds a person breaking his fast will earn the same reward as him, without anything being lessened from the reward of the fasting person". (Jami at Tirmidhi 807)
Iftar is spiritual learning that will realize food and drink’s value in human lives. Many of us are wasting food,whereas others are starving for one-time food per day. The iftar time brings us closer to the almighty by thanking how lucky we are for providing us with all we need.
This particular time makes us realize how eternally hunger matters to us to survive but also teaches us the act of charity and helping others who need food. The iftar time will also allow us to make dua for ourselves to answer our prayers and accept our deeds. Dua for iftar is when Allah will open all doors to answer all our prayers.
According to Islamic teaching,iftar should be a simple and short meal, not a fatty one. Iftar gives us a glimpse of the eternal rewards that awaits man in the world.
Marwan ibn Salim al-Muqaffa’ said:
I saw Ibn Umar holding his beard with his hand and cutting what exceeded the handful of it. He (Ibn Umar) said that the Prophet (ﷺ) said when he broke his fast: Thirst has gone, the arteries are moist, and the reward is sure, if Allah wills. (Sunan Abi Dawud 2357Book 14, Hadith 45)
Roza Kholne Ki dua | Dua for Iftar
In Ramadan, we will realize the importance of food and drinking water for our survival is intensified after a day of fasting, and when we can enjoy them again. It should be an occasion to express our heartful gratitude to the almighty through the iftar dua for breaking the fast.The Sunnah is to break the fast with the small portion of meals like by eating dates and water.
As the dua for the beginning of the fast at suhoor is our hope to achieve, the dua at the iftar is the feeling of showing gratitude to Allah for all he has given us.
There are many duas with which you can break your fast; below are the most essential duas that will be recited by MuslimsduringIftar.
Roza Kholne Ki dua | Before iftar
بسم الله Bismillah. ( In the name of Allah ) Reference : Jami at Tirmidhi 1858
Narrated Umm Kulthum:From ‘Aishah that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: When one of you eats food, then let him say: ‘Bismillah.’ If he forgets in the beginning, then let him say: ‘Bismillah Fi Awwalihi Wa Akhirih (In the Name of Allah in its beginning and its end.)
Reference : Jami at Tirmidhi 1858
Roza Kholne Ki dua | After iftar
Arabic دهبة -الزماء وبطلة العروق وثبت الاجر إن شاء الله. English Translation "Thirst has gone, the veins are moist, and the reward is assured if Allah wills." (Abu Dawud: 2357)
It is essential to recite this duas for fasting as it brings out your intention of fasting for Allah. It is considered necessary and an act full of reward.
As per theProphet (peace and blessing of Allah upon him) who said whatever prayed will is never refuse. He also said that all the prayers would be granted at the time of iftar.
Benefits Of Dua for Breaking the Fast
Reciting dua for breaking the fast during the holy month of Ramadan is an important aspect of Islamic worship. It allows Muslims to express gratitude to Allah for the blessings of food and drink after a long day of fasting, seek forgiveness for any sins committed during the day, and strengthen their faith and connection to Allah. This act of worship also requires focus and mindfulness, which can help increase one’s awareness and appreciation of the present moment and can be a source of peace and community bonding. Overall, reciting dua for breaking the fast is a powerful and beneficial act of worship for Muslims.
Hastening To Break the Fast
Delaying the break of the fast will not bring any reward; instead, it is best to break the fast as soon as the sun has fallen since this will result in a more significant reward.
It was narrated from Sahl ibn Sa’d that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The people will continue to do well so long as they hasten to break the fast.” [Narrated by al-Bukhari (1957) and Muslim (1098a)].
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In conclusion, iftar dua is the most generous way to seek blessings from Allah during the month of Ramadan. Prophet Muhammad said,“Dua is worship”. Dua is offered as the strongest weapon of the believer due to its high power. Hence dua of a believer is more powerful, especially when fasting.
We must have to keep a deep knowledge of approaching the excellent dua. Everyone needs to know how to recite or approach the good dua in the right situation. Heredua for iftar will grant you with best rewards. It will also help us by rewarding the good deeds to your place where we all belong to one fine day.
FAQ – Roza kholne ki dua
What is the right dua for after iftar?
The right dua after iftar is
دهبة -الزماء وبطلة العروق وثبت الاجر إن شاء الله.
“Thirst has gone, the veins are moist, and the reward is assured if Allah wills.”
(Abu Dawud: 2357)
Which fruit is good for iftar?
The date is considered the best fruit for iftar.
What surah to recite before Iftar?
There is no specific surah that is recited before breaking the fast (Roza).