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you only take a sip of water.
Verily, Allah and the angels
pray for those who have pre-
dawn meals." (Ahmad.)
Time of the Pre-dawn meal
The time for the pre-dawn
meal is between the middle of
the night and the adhan for
Fajr (dawn).It is considered
best to delay it (that is, as
close to Fajr as possible). Zaid
ibn Thabit reported:
"
We ate the pre-dawn meal
with the Messenger of Allah
and then we got up for the
prayer. He was asked: 'What
was the amount of time be-
tween the two?' He responded:
'[The time it would take to re-
cite] fifty verses" (Bukhari)
If one is in doubt whether or
not the time of Fajr has begun