Can I Drink Only Water for Suhoor?

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Fatwa ID: 03928

Answered by: Alimah Sumeyye Sofu




Can I keep a qadha fast/nafl fast/sunnah fast by drinking just water in Suhoor?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



Suhoor is recommended but it is not compulsory.[1] Therefore, it will be permissible to fast by only drinking water in Suhoor although it is recommended to eat.

The Prophet (s.a.w) said, “Take Suhoor as there is a blessing in it.”[2]


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Written by Alimah Sumeyye Sofu

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] Raddul Muhtar p.400 v.3 Darul Alimil Kutub


[2] Bukhari 1923, Muslim, 1095


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