Senin, 22 Mei 2017

Suhoor

Suhoor is important for everyone who wants to fast that day. It gives us energy to do our activities on the fasting day. There is blessing in suhoor, too, as narrated that Anas Ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him), said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Eat suhoor, for in suhoor there is blessing." Narrated by al-Bukhari, 1923; Muslim, 1095

Eating suhoor is one of our Prophet's Sunnah. It also differentiates Moslems' fasting, with any other religions' fasting, as they don't eat before fasting.

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Then, what is the benefit of Suhoor?

As I mentioned before, suhoor gives us energy to do our daily activities when we fast. Without suhoor, we will be too hungry to do anything. Well, some people can throw a tantrum if they are too hungry, which is bad ^^'

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Another benefit of suhoor is that we can dua in suhoor time. Suhoor time is one of the mustajab time to make dua.

In suhoor, there is blessing from Allah. We don't need anything else to live our life if we have His blessings. If we don't, we are doomed.

What time is the best time to start eating suhoor?

It was narrated that Zayd ibn Thaabit (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “We ate suhoor with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) then he went to pray.” I [the narrator] asked, “How long was there between the adhaan and suhoor?” He said, “As long as it takes to recite fifty verses.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1921; Muslim, 1097.

This means, we should delay suhoor until just before Fajr. It takes around fifteen minutes for someone to read fifty verses of Qur'aan at a moderate pace. Fifteen minutes are enough to finish our meal. Add ten minutes to wake our family members up.

What should we have for suhoor?

The best food to eat for suhoor is something with Complex Carbohydrates, such as corns, oats, potatoes, fruits and vegetables with high fiber, and dates. This type of carbohydrate digested slowly, so we keep fueled for an extended period, not like the simple carbohydrate that can make us hungry so quickly.

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What about white rice that is also known as staple food in Indonesia? We can still eat it, but reduce the amount. Eat more fruits and vegetables instead. Eating too much white rice will leads to spikes of blood sugar level, which is not good, especially for someone with Diabetes type II.

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To get up for suhoor is hard, but having it is important, so try to force yourself to get up. I guess the time to review a good alarm app I have is coming. I used to use this app to wake me up. But I have to stop using it because of notifications problem *cry

Ramadhan is coming soon. Let us prepare ourselves to do our best in the holy month this year.

See you!

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3 komentar:

  1. Another challenge for me this year, mbak. My two sons will have to start fasting and last year was not really successful yet not really bad. I hope this year will be better.

    Suhoor for me is very important. However, I had never experience one Ramadan free from missing one suhoor. I always did missing at least one suhoor due to the lack of readiness. The funny thing is that I didn't miss that suhoor at the beginning of Ramadan, but some day in the middle of it.

    BalasHapus
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    1. Aameen.. :)

      Me too.. sometimes I miss suhoor when I didn't hear the alarm. ^^'

      Hapus

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