Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalam alaykum,
Last night during suhoor when I usually make intentions, verbally, to fast, I had not. But doesn’t the act of suhoor indicate what I’d be doing the following morning (fasting) and therefore reflect the intention I had at heart?
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
Yes, making a verbal intention is not a condition for the validity of the fast.
The intention is the resolve to do something, and the act of waking for suhur is a sufficient indicator of the intention.
And Allah alone gives success.
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani