Feed the Fasting

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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “He who feeds a fasting person (at the time of iftaar), it becomes a means of forgiveness and freedom from the fire of janhanum for him. He will (also) receive the same reward as the fasting person without the reward of the fasting person decreasing.” The Sahaaba (radiyallahu anhum) asked: “O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), not every one of us has the ability to feed a fasting person.” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “(This reward does not depend on feeding a person to his full), Allah Ta‘ala gives this reward to the one who gives a fasting person a date, or a sip of water or a sip of milk.” (Saheeh Ibni Khuzaimah #1887)

Allah Ta‘ala has made it so easy for us to earn our forgiveness and freedom from the fire of hell. All we need to do is to simply feed a fasting person whatever is within our means. In doing so, we also receive the same reward as the fasting person. How generous our Allah Ta‘ala is! It is for us to put ourselves forward and take from the unlimited treasures of Allah Ta‘ala. Let us strive to feed those who are fasting and encourage others to do the same as well.