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Stop eating for suhoor

Fatwaa ID: 273

Question:
Assalaamu Alaykum waRahmatullah

Respected Mufti

Regarding when to stop eating Sehri in the USA:
If using the entry time for Fajr according to 18 degrees, would 5 minutes earlier be enough as a precaution or should we stop eating 10min before this time?

JazaakAllah Khayr

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Irrespective of which position you adopt for the Fajr time, you may continue eating until the time of Fajr starts. There is no need to stop eating 5 or 10 minutes before the Fajr time. One should however be watchful of the time and start wrapping up to ensure that he does not eat through the time.
In regards to the difference in entry time, they are based on observations. It is safer and more cautious that one stops eating suhoor according to the earlier one.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

06/11/1444 AH – 01/04/2023 CE | AML3-3128

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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