The Messenger ﷺ said in the last hadith of Sahl ibn Sa’d,
“The people will remain on the right path as long as they hasten the breaking of the fast.” (Bukhaari and Muslim)
Shaykh Ubayd al Jaabiri said:
“This hadith shows us that clearly there is goodness upon those people, on the Ummah of Muhammad ﷺ, so long as they hasten to break the fast. That goodness will be upon the Ummah of Muhammad ﷺ.
Question may arise, When does the fasting person hasten to break the fast?
The Shaykh mentioned that in Sahih Al Bukhaari there is the narration from Umar ibn Khattab that the Messenger of Allah ﷺsaid;
“When night falls from this side (pointed to the east) and the day vanishes from this side (pointed to the west), then the fasting person should break his fast.”
What is apparent from this hadith is the time one should break his fast. That time is as soon as the sun sets and the person is sure that the sun has set, then he should break his fast except for a person who wants to do ‘wisal’ (continue his fast until suhoor which is allowed) or a person who does not have food to eat then he has an excuse. Whoever sits purposely for delaying the breaking of fast then he has gone against the Sunnah of Messenger ﷺ, that is those who delay even after the sun has set.”