Virtues of giving iftar to the one who is fasting

Zayd ibn Khaalid al-Juhani narrates: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“Whoever gives iftar to the one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest.”

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 807; Ibn Maajah, 1746

Companions and the generations after them were keen to provide food for others during and after Ramadan. They used to treat opening someone’s fast as one of the best of righteous deeds.

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Sponsor an Iftar with Islamic Welfare Trust

From the minbars of our mosques and in online reminders, we are all accustomed to hearing about the virtues of Ramaḍan, the recitation of Quran, Fasting, and Qiyam. However, often the mentioning of virtues of iftar and suhoor isn’t enough. These are two important aspects of fasting and Allah has offered a huge reward for the one who provides food for the fasting person.

Islamic Welfare Trust organises Iftars and Suhoors in various mosques and madrasahs across Pakistan and Kashmir. Every year we provide iftar and suhoor food for thousands of people. From only £1 per person, you can gain uncountable rewards. Take advantage and book your iftar and start providing food for the fasting.

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Benefits of providing food for the fasting

Feeding the fasting for the sake of Allah is an act of Ibaadah. From it stems many other acts of worship such as creating love and friendship towards those who are given the food, which is a means of entering Paradise.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“You will not enter Paradise until you truly believe, and you will not truly believe until you love one another.”

Narrated by Muslim, 54

Eating together also fosters the practice of sitting with righteous people and seeking reward by helping them to do acts of worship for which they gain strength by eating your food. Ramadan is only here for a short period i.e. 29 or 30 days, you never know whether it will come back in your lifetime. Take advantage of this month O Muslims…

  • Establish 5 daily prayers
  • Pay Zakat
  • Recite Quran
  • Give in Charity
  • Feed the Fasting