Hadith on Suhur: Prolonging pre-fasting meal before Fajr

Zayd ibn Thabit reported: We ate the pre-fasting meal with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and then we stood for prayer. It was asked, “How long was it between the two calls to prayer?” Zayd said, “It was time enough to recite fifty verses from the Quran.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1921, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1097

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

Al-Tirmidhi said, “It was said by Al-Shafi’i, Ahmad, and Ishaq that it is recommended to prolong the pre-fasting meal.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 704

عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ ثَابِتٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ تَسَحَّرْنَا مَعَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ثُمَّ قَامَ إِلَى الصَّلَاةِ قُلْتُ كَمْ كَانَ بَيْنَ الْأَذَانِ وَالسَّحُورِ قَالَ قَدْرُ خَمْسِينَ آيَةً

1921 صحيح البخاري كتاب الصوم باب قدر كم بين السحور وصلاة الفجر

1097 صحيح مسلم كتاب الصيام باب فضل السحور وتأكيد استحبابه واستحباب تأخيره وتعجيل الفطر

قال الترمذي وَبِهِ يَقُولُ الشَّافِعِيُّ وَأَحْمَدُ وَإِسْحَاقُ اسْتَحَبُّوا تَأْخِيرَ السُّحُورِ

704 سنن الترمذي أبواب الصوم باب ما جاء في تأخير السحور