"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" Prophet S.A.W (Tirmidhi)
With the beginning of the holiest month in Islam, we start making plans for our Iftar. In Ramadhan, we are blessed with the opportunity to break fast with our loved ones - sitting together to have a meal, something that we tend to disregard in other months. Or having an iftar meal with our friends as a means to catch up. This beautiful tradition enables people to get closer and strengthens the value of generosity as well, as we are reminded of those less fortunate than us and try our best to give food to those around us.
The benefits and virtues of giving iftar to fasting persons is beyond our imagination.
What are some benefits and importance of providing iftar? Read on to find out!
Forgiveness for Sins
Providing iftar is the best deed to carry out for the entire month - it erases our sins and protects us from the fire, by the mercy of Allah s.w.t.
Through our Ehsan Ramadhan Daily Iftar Meals, you can choose to feed an individual with cooked meals for the entire month. Alternatively, you can also feed an entire family, maximising your efforts in seeking Allah’s forgiveness.
You will be giving hope to the Ummah
Alhamdulillah, the majority of us will go through Ramadhan with nourishing Sahur and sufficient Iftar Meals - most of the time we are spoiled for choice!
But across the globe, those living under dire circumstances and unable to afford food will be going hungry well beyond Iftar time.
In many regions of famine, refugee camps and impoverished communities, our Muslim brothers and sisters urgently need our help to send them life-saving food this holy month.
Angels pray for the person who gives Iftar
Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, came to the home of Sa’d ibn ‘Ubadah, who presented him with bread and olive oil. The Prophet ate them and he said, “The fasting have broken their fast with you, the righteous have eaten your food, and the angels send blessings upon you.” (Sunan Abī Dāwūd 3854) (Sahih)
The one who gives Iftar receives the same reward as the fasting person
No matter how little you give, the reward is immense.
Some of us cannot afford to have a big iftar dinner, donate iftar to the local mosque or feed a needy family for an entire month. However that doesn’t mean that we have to miss out on the rewards of providing iftar.
The Prophet (saw) said, ‘Ramadan is the month of my Ummah’ [Suyuti].
We urge you to follow his wise words and gain the reward of supporting our vulnerable brothers and sisters. Send them food for the entire month. Be their hope this Ramadhan.