Hadith on Fasting: The Prophet’s Fasting Reflection

📖Sunan Abi Dawud 2357
Marwan ibn Salim al-Muqaffa’ said:
I saw Ibn Umar holding his beard with his hand and cutting what exceeded the handful of it. He (Ibn Umar) said that the Prophet (ﷺ) said when he broke his fast: Thirst has gone, the arteries are moist, and the reward is sure, if Allah wills.

The meaning of this statement can be understood as follows:

  1. “Thirst has gone”: This refers to the relief of thirst that comes after breaking the fast. It is a physical sensation that occurs after abstaining from food and drink during the fasting period.
  2. “The arteries are moist”: This phrase signifies the physiological state of the body after breaking the fast. It suggests that the body’s hydration has been replenished, and the veins and arteries are no longer dry.
  3. “The reward is sure, if Allah wills”: This part of the statement highlights the spiritual aspect of breaking the fast. It implies that the act of fasting has been completed successfully, and the person can expect the reward from Allah for their fasting, provided that Allah wills it.

Overall, this Hadith emphasizes the physical relief and spiritual rewards associated with breaking the fast after a day of fasting during Ramadan.