Suhoor is the plural of the Arabic word “Sahar” which means morning/dawn.
What is Suhoor?
Suhoor or Sehri is the meal that is taken before dawn to start Ramadan Fast.
Hadith about Suhoor:
Anas (R.A) narrated Allah’s Messenger (Peace Be Upon Him) as saying: “Take meal a little before dawn, for there is a blessing in taking a meal at that time.” (Book 6, Number 2412)
The Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) Said: “Allah and His angels send mercy upon the people who consume Suhoor”. (Masnad Ahmed, Vol 4, Hadith 11396)
Time of Sehri:
It has been noted that many people end suhoor when the adhaan of fajr stars, no that’s wrong. The time of ending the Suhoor and the adhaan of fajr is different. There is no relation of Fajr prayer with the end of Sehri. Here is a Hadith related to it
Zaid bin Sabit (R.A) said: “We took a meal shortly before dawn along with the Messenger of Allah (Peace Be Upon Him). We then stood up for prayer. I said: How much span of time was there between the two (acts, i.e. taking of Suhoor and observing of Fajr prayer)? He said (a span of reciting) fifty verses.” (Book 35, Number 2415)
Sehri Ki Dua / Intention of Ramadan Fasting:
Here is the famous Dua for Fasting
Wabi-Sawmi Ghadin Nawaitu Min Shahri Ramadan.
Translation in English
“I intend to fast tomorrow in the month of Ramadan”