What is better in Ramadan: To eat Dinner first or Pray?

Question: Is it from the sunnah when breaking the fast to eat some dates and drink water then pray maghrib and afterwards eat and drink whatever he wishes?

Sheikh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez bin Baaz, may Allaah have mercy upon him, says: “Yes (it is from the sunnah), because this is what empowers (one with) a type of advantage. He rushes to break the fast with what Allaah has made easy from dates and water then goes to pray maghrib along with the congregation so that he doesn’t miss it then returns and eats whatever he wishes to eat and like this. If they are a group however on a journey for example, then they can eat and have dinner then pray. If they delay the maghrib prayer until ‘ishaa or pray after they have eaten then nothing is wrong with that. As for being in the cities and towns, i.e. residents, then a person should eat what Allaah makes feasible then proceed to the prayer so that he doesn’t miss the congregation.


[By Sheikh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez bin Baaz (rahimahullaah): Translated by: Abu Fouzaan Qaasim|Source:Sahabnet]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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