Question # 71: What is the authentic du’aa’ when breaking fast?

bismi-llahi r-raḥmani r-raḥīm,

Assalamu ‘laikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

All praise and thanks are due to Allah (سبحانه و تعالى), and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم).

Dear questioner,

First of all, we implore Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) to help us serve His cause and render our work for His sake.

Shorter Answer: “Dhahabaz-zama’u wabtallatil-‘uruqu wa thabatal-ajru in sha ‘Allah (The thirst is gone, and the veins are quenched, and the reward is assured – if Allah wills).”

Long Answer: Marwan – meaning Ibn Salim Al-Muqaffa’ – said: “I saw Ibn ‘Umar take hold of his beard and trim whatever exceeded the palm. He said: The Prophet used to say, when breaking his fast: “Dhahabaz-zama’u wabtallatil-‘uruqu wa thabatal-ajru in sha ‘Allah (The thirst is gone, and the veins are quenched, and the reward is assured – if Allah wills).” (Hasan) (Narrated by Abu Dawood, 2357; Ibn Hajar said in al-Talkhees al-Habeer: al-Daaraqutni said, its isnaad is sahih)

It was reported from Husain, from Mu’adh bin Zahrah that he conveyed to him that the Prophet used to say when breaking fast: “Allahumma! Laka sumtu wa ‘ala rizqika aftartu (O Allah! For You I have fasted, and upon your provision I have broken my fast).” (Da’if) (Narrated by Abu Dawood, 2358; It is a mursal hadith so it is da’if (weak). Al-Albani classed it as da’if in ben dawwad)

Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: “There are three whose supplication is not rejected: The fasting person when he breaks his fast, the just leader, and the supplication of the oppressed person…” (Reported by At-Tirmidhi, Graded Hasan)

Allahu A’lam (Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) knows best) and all Perfections belong to Allah, and all mistakes belong to me alone. May Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) forgive me, Ameen.

Wassalaam