Mercy of Allah and His Angels on those Who Eat Suhur Ramadan Hadith in English
Ibn Umar radiyallahu anhu relates Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: “Verily Allah and His Angles send Mercy upon those who eat sehri (Sower, Suhur).”
Once Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) announced to those proceeding to jihaad: “There is no virtue in fasting while traveling.” That was in the month of Ramadan when some sahaaba were busy with fardh fasting. Allama Sharani mentions in Sharh Iqna: A covenant was made with us that we shall not fill our stomachs completely when eating especially in the nights of Ramadan.” It is better that one should eat less in the nights of Ramadan than on other nights. After all, what is the use of fasting after having filled oneself at sehri and ifraar? The Shaikhs of Tariqat have said: “Whoever remains hungry in Ramadan, shall remain safe from the evil of shaytaan throughout the year until the next Ramadan.”
Imaam Ghazali (rahmatullah alaihi) in his Ihya Ulumid Deen mentions the experiences of some Shaikhs. He makes mention of Sahl bin Abdullah Tastari who used to eat only once every fifteen days, while in Ramadan he ate only one morsel. In order to follow the sunnah he used to have drink of water daily for sehri and iftaar. Shaikh Junaid was a man who always used to fast throughout the year. However, when his noble friends used to visit him occasionally, he used to break his fast and eat with them saying: “The virtue of breaking fast and eating with (such noble) friends is not less that fasting (naf).
Similarly we can mention the experiences of numerous saints who through little food used to train their inner selves, but once again, bear in mind, that it should not be carried out to such an extent that the religious activities and responsibilities are neglected as a result of weakness in the body.