Dua For someone who gives you Iftar

Dua For someone who gives you Iftar

Dua For someone who gives you Iftar In Arabic

أَفْطَـرَ عِنْدَكُم الصّـائِمونَ وَأَكَلَ طَعامَـكُمُ الأبْـرار، وَصَلَّـتْ عَلَـيْكُمُ الملائِكَـة


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Dua For someone who gives you Iftar In English transcription

Aftara ‘indakumus-saa’imoona, wa ‘akala ta’aamakumul-‘abraaru , wa sallat ‘alaykumul-malaa’ikatu

Dua For someone who gives you Iftar In English

With you, those who are fasting have broken their fast, you have fed those who are righteous, and the angels recite their prayers upon you.
Abu Dawud: 3854

What is the reward for giving iftaar to one who is fasting?

  Praise be to Allah.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Zayd ibn Khaalid al-Juhani said: The messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “What is a way to a new one, without it hurts the reward of the person to play in the least.”                                                                                                                             Report by al-Tirmidhi, 807; Ibn Maajah, 1746. Recognized as saeed by Ibn Hibaan, 8/216 and al-Albaani in Sahih al-Jaami, 6415.

Sheikh al-Islam [Ibn Taymiyah] said: What is meant by giving him Iftaar is to give him something to satisfy him. Al-Ikhtiyaaraat, p. 194
Just salads were desired to provide food for others and they were considered one of the best just actions.

The one of salaf said: For me, invite ten of my companions and give them the food they prefer, which is more expensive than what must be done to free slavery ten of Isma’eel’s sons.

Many salafs gave up their profits for the benefit of others, such as Abd alah Ibn Umar (Allaah be pleased with him), Dawood al-Taa’i, Maalik ibn Dinar and Ahmad ibn Hanbal.                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ibn ‘Umar was only used to romping with the orphans and the poor and the needy. There were among the salafs who used to offer food to their brothers while fasting, and they sat and were, like al-Hasan and Ibn al-Mubaarak.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Abu al-Siwaar al-Adawi said: The men of the Banu tribe “Adiyy used to play in the mosque and none of them broke his fast alone; if they found someone to join, they would eat with him, otherwise they would take their food to the mosque and eat with the people, and people would eat with them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In addition, there are many other acts of worship. and blessings of Allah on him) said: “You will only enter Paradise if you truly believe, and you will not really believe as much as you will not love others.” Narrated by Muslim, 54 This also encouraged the practice of sitting with the righteous and looking for a reward to help them do it.

The Importance of Giving Iftar

Ramadan is a month when Allah (swt) showers us with his boundless mercy and benefits, and many of us will work hard to get closer to Him in order to seek forgiveness and maximise our rewards.

Providing iftar to someone less fortunate is one of the best methods to increase our Iman and multiply our reward in the blessed month. This is a lovely action that the Prophet (saw) performed and urged his ummah to do.

Here are five hadiths regarding the blessings of iftar and why you should not miss out on them.

1. You will increase your fasts.
‘Whoever feeds a person breaking his fast will obtain the same reward as him, without anything being deducted from the reward of the fasting person,’ stated the Prophet (saw). [Tirmidhi]

SubhanAllah, this is an incredible demonstration of Allah’s mercy and charity. Giving iftar not only allows another person to partake in Ramadan’s blessings, but it also doubles your own fast’s reward.

This is also an excellent method to involve small children, even if they are unable to fast themselves. Let your children know that simply putting food and water on the table or helping you prepare some of the iftar will earn them the prize of fasting.

2. You will be forgiven for your misdeeds.

Dua For someone who provides you with Iftar

Ramadan is split into three parts, each with ten days dedicated to seeking mercy, forgiveness, and release from the Fire. Providing iftar is the ideal action for the entire month since it cleanses our sins and shields us from the Fire, thanks to Allah’s mercy (swt).

3. Anyone is eligible for the prizes.
Some of us are unable to organise large iftar feasts, donate iftar to the local masjid, or feed a poor family for the entire month. That doesn’t mean we can’t reap the benefits of providing iftar.

‘(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 nice word,’ said Allah’s Messenger (saw). [Muslim]

If all we have to contribute in charity is half a date, we should do so. In terms of iftar, the Prophet (saw) exhorted his Companions (ra) to contribute everything they could, even if it was just a drink of water:

Dua For someone who provides you with Iftar

Likewise, when our master the Prophet stated, “He who gives water as iftar to a fasting person in Ramadan becomes as sinless as the day his mother bore him,” the Blessed Companions asked him, “Is it so when water is scarce and precious?” He said to them in response, “The case is the same even if he gives it by a river” (Wasilat-un-Najat).

We should deem it a blessing to offer food to people. It is declared in hadith-i sharifs:
(The most virtuous of deeds is to cover the fault of a Believer, to feed him, and to make him happy by meeting a need of his.) [Isfahani]

(Allahu ta’ala boasts to His angels about a generous person who feeds others.) [Imam-i Ghazali]

(Angels pray for the host as long as the guest is at the dining table.) 

(There are such beautiful mansions in Paradise that they will be given to those who talk sweetly, who offer food, and who perform namaz when everybody sleeps.) 

The reward for feeding the poor and the reward for offering food for iftar is different. When our master the Prophet stated, “He who gives water as iftar to a fasting person in Ramadan will become as sinless as the day his mother bore him,” the Blessed Companions asked him, “Is it so when water is scarce and precious?” He said to them in response, “No, he attains the same reward even if he is by a river, takes a glass of water from it, and offers it.”

Excellence of serving iftar meal:

The Beloved messenger of Allah has revealed that whomever provides Iftar meal to any fasting person with Halal [lawful] sustenance (food or water), angels perform Istighfar for him during the month of Ramadan, and Jibra’eel-e-Ameen performs Istighfar for him on Shab-e-Qadr [night of Qadr]. (Hadith 6162, Al-Mu’jam-ul-Kabeer, vol. 6, p. 261)

1- Reward equal to a fasting individual                                                                                                                                                              The Beloved Rasool has stated: Whoever offers Iftar meal to a fasting person during the wonderful month of Ramadan, it will become a method of forgiveness for his sins and his neck [i.e. he] will be liberated from the fire (of Hell). Furthermore, he will be granted a prize equal to that of the fasting person, with no diminution in the fasting person’s reward. (Hadees 1887, Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, vol. 3, p. 192)

Will one earn this reward just after filling his stomach?

Dear Muslim brothers & sisters! It is not required to feed the fasting person to his full stomach; rather, the person who offers even a glass of water to any fasting person will be rewarded and favoured.

The Beloved  prophet has stated: Allah will give this reward (of serving Iftar meal) to that person who will serve the fasting person with even a single date, a mouthful of water or a mouthful of milk for Iftar, and whoever feeds the fasting person to his stomach full, Allah will make him drink from my Hawd (pond), and he will never become thirsty and will enter Jannah. (Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, vol. 3, pp. 192, Hadees 1887)

Those who help serve collective Iftar meals should pay attention.

During the blessed month of Ramadan, some people organise group Iftar dinners for the general public and travellers in various locations. This is a fine practise, but they must guarantee that there is no disrespect or ingratitude of food involved, that it does not cause difficulties for passers-by, and that it does not restrict the passage of people.

“O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those before you, that ye may ward off (evil); (Fast) a certain number of days; and (for) him who is sick among you, or on a journey, (the same) number of other days; and for those who can afford it there is a ransom:

the feeding of a man in need – but whoso doeth good of his own accord, it is better for him: and that ye fast is better for you if ye did but know – ‘The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong).

And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number of other days’. God desireth for you ease; He desireth not hardship for you; and (He desireth) that ye should complete the period, and that ye should magnify God for having guided you, and that peradventure ye may be thankful.

And when My servants question thee concerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them hear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright. It is made lawful for you to go in unto your wives on the night of the fast. They are raiment for you and ye are raiment for them.

God is Aware that ye were deceiving yourselves in this respect and He hath turned in mercy toward you and relieved you. So hold intercourse with them and seek that which God hath ordained for you, and eat and drink until the white thread becometh distinct to you from the black thread of the dawn.

Then strictly observe the fast till nightfall; and touch them not when at devotions in the mosques. These are the limits imposed by God, so approach them not. Thus God expoundeth His revelation to mankind that they may ward off (evil). — Quran 2:183-187

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