Ramzan Iftar 2023

Ramzan Iftar 2023 from Wasim sadar, Ammara Sadar, Faisal, Seif Sadar
For the whole month of Ramzan Kareem , Very Special Prayers for all of them and May allah accept this effort and Bless them a lot in this duniya and aakhirat, Aamin

Ramadan Rewards: The Importance of Giving Iftar

Ramadan is a time Allah (SWT) showers us with his infinite mercy and blessings and many of us will be working hard to draw closer to Him to seek forgiveness and maximize our rewards.

One of the best ways to increase our Iman and multiply our reward in the blessed month is by providing iftar to someone less fortunate. This is a beautiful deed that the Prophet (saw) practised and encouraged his ummah to perform.

Here are five hadiths about the benefits of giving iftar and why you shouldn’t miss out on its blessings.

1. You will multiply your fasts

The Prophet (saw) said, ‘Whoever feeds a person breaking his fast will earn the same reward as him, without anything being lessened from the reward of the fasting person.’ [Tirmidhi]

SubhanAllah, this is an amazing example of Allah’s mercy and generosity. Giving iftar not only means another person can share in Ramadan’s blessings – it also doubles the reward of your own fast.

This is also the perfect way to get young children involved even if they can’t fast themselves. Let your kids know that they gain the reward of fasting just by putting food and water on the table, or helping you prepare some of the iftar. Alternatively, you can encourage them to donate some of their pocket money towards feeding a needy person in Ramadan.

2. Your sins will be forgiven

Ramadan is divided into three parts: 10 days each for seeking mercy, forgiveness and freedom from the Fire. Providing iftar is the perfect action for the entire month, because it erases our sins and protects us from the Fire, by the mercy of Allah (swt).

You can choose to feed one person, breaking their fast with cooked meals for the whole month. Or you could feed an entire family, maximising your efforts to seek Allah’s forgiveness.

3. The rewards are open to anyone

Some of us can’t afford to host big iftar dinners, donate iftar to the local masjid, or feed a poor family for the month. That doesn’t mean we have to miss out on the rewards of providing iftar.

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, ‘(O people!) Save yourselves from the Fire even if it is with half a date, and if you cannot find that, then (save yourselves by saying) a good word’. [Muslim]

If all we can give in charity is half a date, then we should still give that. Regarding iftar, the Prophet (saw) encouraged his Companions (ra) to give as much as they could, even if it was only a drink of water:

4. You will drink from the Prophet’s fountain

Many people find the thirst of Ramadan more challenging than the hunger. So the Prophet’s promise that, one day, you ‘shall never again feel thirsty’ is particularly motivational!

The above hadith shows that even by giving someone a drink of water to someone who is fasting, you can reap the rewards of breaking their fast, ma sha Allah.

5. You will be giving hope to the Ummah

The Prophet (saw) said, ‘Ramadan is the month of my Ummah’ [Suyuti]. .

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