Why Sponsor an Iftar in Ramadan?

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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From the minbars of our mosques and in online reminders, we are all accustomed to hearing about the virtues of Ramaḍan, the recitation of the Quran, Fasting, and Qiyam. However, often the mentioning of the 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.


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

Help Eradicate Food Poverty this Ramadan

Millions of Muslim families are living on less than £1 a day. This means they cannot afford nutritious food, buy clothes and shoes to protect themselves from harsh weather, and, most worryingly, cannot afford medical treatments if they fall ill, and education is out of their reach. Unfortunately, if this continues, these numbers will continue to grow. We must act, and we must act now.

As a Muslim Charity, we have been helping the poor and needy Muslim families across the world for nearly two decades. However, all this has been made possible with your support and donations. Continue donating to ‘sponsor a food pack appeal’ so we can help bring families out of poverty – one at a time!

If you are looking to donate to the Gaza Emergency Appeal, Yemen Emergency Appeal, Syrian Refugee Crisis Appeal, Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal, Afghanistan Emergency Appeal, Pakistan Floods Appeal, Rohingya Refugee Crisis Appeal, or Africa Drought Appeal, Insha’Allah donate with confidence. With your ongoing support, we can only respond to emergencies like conflicts, wars, and crises. We urge you to donate your Sadaqah and Zakat to these appeals so that together we can protect lives throughout the year and in times of crisis.

However, if you are looking to build a Masjid as Sadaqah Jariyah for your loved ones, or if you wish to build a water pump, donate a food pack, sponsor a sewing machine, sponsor an orphan, sponsor a hafiz, or need to give Kaffarah for Breaking an Oath, consider our appeals. Donate to the Ramadan Food Appeal, the Ramadan Zakat Appeal, or simply donate your Zakat to assist the poor and needy around the world. Insha’Allah, donate with confidence for the sake of Allah.

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