[Ref: Musnad Ahmad].8. RASOOL (S.A.W)'S FAVIORATE FOOD IN SUHOOR The Messenger (SAW) said: "The best Suhoor for the believer is dates."[Abu Dawood, Al-Baihaqee and Ibn Hibbaan, Reported by Abu Dawood, no. 2345; Saheeh al- Targheeb, 1/448)]Note: This does not mean that we cannot or should not eat anyting else !9. WHEN SHOULD WE STOP EATING? OR TILL WHEN CAN WE DO SUHOOR?
and eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the blackthread (darkness of night), then complete your Sawm (fast) till the nightfall”[al-Baqarah 2:187]It was narrated that Abu 'Atiyyah said: "I said to 'Aishah:' Among us there are two men, one of whom hastens Iftar (i.e is quick in opening his fast) and delays Sahur (eats suhur until dawnor fajr adhan), and the other (person) delays Iftar (i.e breaks his fast late) and hastens Sahur(stops eating suhoor early) . ' She said; 'Which of them is the one who hastens Iftar and delaysSahur?' I said: "Abdullah bin Masud. ' She said; 'This is what the Messenger of Allah used todo. "'[Ref: Sunan Al Nasaee, Vol. 3 Book 2 , hadith 2161, 2160 and etc]Narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that Bilaal used to give the adhaanat night, and the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Eatand drink until Ibn Umm Maktoom gives the adhaan, for he does not give the adhaan until thedawn comes.”[Ref: Al-Bukhaari (1919) and Muslim (1092)]Ibn Mas'ud (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him)as saying The Adhan of Bilal should not restrain anyone among you from eating Sahur (lastmeal before daybreak during the month of Ramadan) for he announces Adhan (or he calls) at(the fag end of) the night to make him turn who stands for prayer among you, and to awakenthose who are sleeping among you. And he said: The dawn is not like it, as one says (and helifted his hand) till he (dispersed his fingers) and said: It is like this.[Ref: Sahih Muslim, Book 6, Hadith 2404]View of Muhadiths and Islamic Jurists :Imam Nawaawi (r.h) says :We have stated that if dawn breaks and a person has food in his mouth, he should spit it outand complete his fast. If he swallows it after knowing that dawn has come, his fast isinvalidated. There is no difference of scholarly opinion on this point. The evidence for that isthe hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar and ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with them both), according towhich that Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Bilaalgives the call to prayer at night, so eat and drink until Ibn Umm Maktoom gives the call toprayer.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim. There are many ahaadeeth in al-Saheeh withsimilar meanings.