|What is say before one breaks the fast|
|Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu [wa 'alayka tawakkaltu] wa 'ala rizq-ika aftarthu
(O Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You [and I put my trust in You] and I break my fast with Your sustenance)
|What one says after having broken the fast|
|dhahaba'dh-dhama'u wab'tallatil-'uruuqu, wa thabata'l-arju insha'Allah
The thirst has vanished, the veins have been wetted and the reward is established - Insha-Allah.
Allah says in the Qur'an:
'O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you so that hopefully you will be godfearing.'
Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said,
''Anyone who fasts experiences two joys. He is joyful when he breaks his fast, and he will joyful because of his fasting when he meets his Lord."
NB. This little booklet, while it contains all the necessary information, is no substitute for direct human transmission and it should only be used as an aide-memoir. There is no real way to learn the basics of Islam except by keeping close company with other Muslims on a day to day basis.
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