Supplications Related To Fasting And Eating


Supplications Related To Fasting And Eating

(With Approximate Word For Word Meanings In English)
Before Eating:

Capture04bismil-laah (In the Name Of Allaah)

If One Forgets To Say Bismillah Before Eating:

bismil-laahi (In the Name Of Allaah) fee (in) awwalihi (its beginning) wa (and) aakhirihi (its end). 1

After Eating:

alHamdu (All praise) lil-laah (is for Allaah) al-ladhee (who) aT’amanee (fed me) hadha (this) wa (and) razaqaneehi (provided it for me) min ghayri (without any) Howlin (might) minnee (from myself) wa (and) laa (no) quwwah (power [from myself]). 2

Upon Breaking Fast (1):

dhahaba (has gone) aDHamaa’u (the thirst) wabtallatil (and are quenched) ‘urooqu (the veins) wa (and) thabatal (is confirmed) ajru (the reward) in-shaa’ allaah (if Allaah wills). 3

Upon Breaking Fast (2):

allaahumma (O Allaah) innee (verily I) as’aluka (ask You) biraHmatika (by Your mercy) al-latee (which) wasi’at (envelops) kulla (all) shay’in (things) an taghfira (that You forgive) lee (me) 4

Supplication Of The Guest For The Host:

allaahumma (O’ Allaah) baarik (bless) lahum (for them), feemaa (that which) razaqtahum (You have provided them), waghfir (and forgive) lahum (them) warHamhum (and have mercy upon them).5

Supplication Said For A Family Who Invites You To Break Your Fast With Them:

afTara (May break their fast) ‘indakum (with you) aS-Saa’imoon (the ones who fast) wa’akala (and may eat) T’aamakum (your food) al-abraar (the pious) wa (and) Sallat (may send prayers) ‘alaykum (upon you) al-malaa’ikah (the angels). 6

1 Abu Daawood 3/347, At-Tirmidhee 4/288. See Al-Albaanee’s Saheeh At-Tirmidhee 2/167
2 At-Tirmidhee, Abu Daawood and Ibn Maajah. See also Al-Albaanee, Saheeh At-Tirmidhee 3/159
3 Abu Daawood 2/306 and others. See also Al-Albaanee Saheeh Al-Jaami’ As-Saghir 4/209
4 Ibn Maajah 1/557 from a supplication of Abdullaah Bin ‘Amr. Al-Haafidh graded it as good in his checking of An-Nawawi’s Kitaabul-Adhkaar. See Sharhul-Adhkaar 4/342
5 Saheeh Muslim 3/1615
6 Abu Daawood 3/367, Ibn Maajah 1/556, An-Nasaa’i, ‘Amal Al-Yawm wal-Lailah 296-8. Al-Albaanee graded it authentic in Saheeh Abu Daawood 2/730