Doubting whether or not dawn has broken and wanting to eat Suhur

Q 1: A man doubts whether or not dawn has broken and he wants to eat Suhur (pre-dawn meal before the Fast), what should he do?

A: The basic principle is that as long as night remains, it is permissible for a Muslim to have food and the like. One should not abstain from food until the break of dawn, whether through observing or hearing a reliable Mu'adhin (caller to Prayer) announces the break of dawn. Q 4: What is the Du`a' (supplication) required from the fasting person before breaking his fast? A: Du`a' is preferable during breaking the fast, as it is related by Abu Dawud upon the authority of Ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased withhim and his father), who said: The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to say upon he broke his Sawm (Fast): "Thirst has gone, the arteries are moist, and the reward is sure, In sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills)." And it is related by Mu`adh ibn Zuhrah that the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to say when he broke his fast: "O Allah, for Thee I have fasted, and with Thy provision I have broken my fast." (Related by Abu Dawud with a weak Sanad [chain of narrators]) It is recommended to supplicate to Allah as much as you can, invoking Allah with good supplications, for the supplication of a fasting person is not rejected during the fast and upon breaking it as well. (Part No. 9; Page No. 181) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.