Shaykh Muqbil Bin Hadi al-Wadi’i was asked:


Is it recommended for the mu’adhin to break the fast before the adhan knowing that the laymen say it is necessary that he breaks the fast before the adhan?


“If he breaks the fast before he makes the adhan, then that is better for the time has entered:

لا تزالُ أُمِّتِي بخيرِ ما عَجَّلُوا الإفطارَ وأخَّرُوا السُّحورَ

“My Ummah will continue to be good as long as they hasten to break the fast and delay the suhur”

[Reported by Musnad Ahmad (35/241) on the authority of Abu Dharr (may Allah be pleased with him)]

If he does not break his fast until after he makes adhan, then the affair is spacious. There is no harm in that. There is nothing that prohibits it” .

[Kafa Nastaqbil Ramadan (pg. 17)]

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan