Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 1, Page 187, Fatwa No.126
Fataawa as-Siyaam libni Jibreen – Page 15
Question: Which food items are preferred for the fasting person to break his fast with?
Response: The most preferred to break the fast with are fresh dates and if they are unavailable, then dry dates and if they are [also] unavailable, then with water. And the evidence for this is the Hadeeth of ‘Aa.ishah who said:
“The Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to break his fast with fresh dates and if they were unavailable, then with dry dates. If they were unavailable then he used to take water”.
However, if none of these are available to him, then it is permissible for him [to break his fast] with any permissible food items. And [still] if nothing is available to him then he should simply make the intention to break the fast.