Iftar

Feed the hungry this Ramadan

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Feed the Hungry

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]

This Ramadan, many people around the world will remain hungry beyond Iftar time, unable to afford the food they need after a hard day of fasting. As we are sitting down for a plentiful meal with friends and family after sunset, let us remember to share our blessings with those who are less fortunate.

The Prophet (saw) encouraged us to give Iftar to those in need during this blessed month, even if we can only give a small amount. This Ramadan, each cooked meal we are providing costs just £1 - for just £1, you can double the reward of your fast.

Last Ramadan, through your donations, we fed over 950,000 people in need. This year, we are aiming to provide 2 million meals in over 30 countries throughout this blessed month. We will be distributing family food parcels to provide Iftar and Suhur, as well as serving cooked meals at community Iftars.

Help us provide food and water to those who need it most. The more you give for the sake of Allah, the more Allah will give to you. Donate now to multiply the reward of your fasts.

Sharing the Blessings of Iftar in Malawi

For Halima Mlenga, a 42-year-old widow from Malawi, Ramadan was often a stressful time. Following the death of her husband several years earlier, Halima would often struggle to feed herself and her six children.

During Ramadan, there were no Iftar meals at the local mosque and the family had little food. What little they did have would be eaten at Iftar, leaving nothing for Suhur.

Alhamudlillah, Halima and her children were able to attend community Iftar at the local mosque, allowing her to prepare Suhur at home. 

This made Ramadan easier for Halima and her family, as she happily exclaimed: 

'The last few years, my fasting days were the most stressful time of the year...This year things are different. Alhamdulillah, thanks for remembering us during Ramadan'.

Every Ramadan, your donations help us to feed poverty-stricken families like the Mlengas. This year, why not feed a fasting person through Muslim Hands and share the blessings of the holy month? 

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Sunnah Foods for Iftar

Allah said to His Messenger (saw), 'Say (to mankind), if you love Allah, follow me – Allah will love you and forgive your sins'. (Qur’an 3:31)

Struggling to keep up our strength is a feeling we know all too well during the blessed month. The Prophet (saw) showed us that there are ways to deal with the internal battle between our hearts craving Allah and our stomachs craving sustenance; simply by eating the right foods.

The Prophet (saw) combatted the fatigue by eating foods that are high in energy with proven individual healing qualities. By following his example, not only are we reaping the rewards of fulfilling the Sunnah, but we are also giving our bodies the TLC they need to remain healthy and strong so we can focus on our ibadah.  

Read our guide to the best Sunnah foods to eat this Ramadan to help keep you hydrated, healthy and happy!

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'Whosoever gives something to a fasting person in order to break the fast, for him there shall be forgiveness for his sins and emancipation from the fire of hell; and for him (the one who gives) shall be the same reward as for him (whom he fed), without that persons (the one who was fed) reward being diminished in the least'. (Ibn Khuzaimah)

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