[In accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)] it is recommended for the one fasting to eat dates for suhoor and iftaar.
I do not know of a hadeeth which is so immense in reward, and [yet] little in action than the [following] hadeeth…
When observing the case of ‘Aa.ishah (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhaa), it’s difficult [to comprehend] that she delayed making-up the [missed] fasts [of the previous Ramadhaan] until Sha’baan. So the question arises, did she not fast the voluntary fasts which were encouraged?
Welcome to Winter – during which blessings descend [from Allaah]; wherein the nights are long [and therefore conducive] to stand[ing] in prayer, and the days are short [and conducive] to fast[ing].