Virtues of Breaking Another Person’s Fast During Iftār

6th May 2017

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Question: What are the virtues of providing food for fasting person during Iftār?

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In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Sayyidunā Zaid Ibn Khālid al-Juhani radhiyallahu anhu relates that the Messenger of Allāh sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, “Whosoever provides iftār to a fasting person then for him is a share of his reward without the fasting person’s reward diminishing.”[1] The Hadeeth assures the fasting person that in spite of his host receiving his share of reward because of providing him food for iftār, the fasting person still receives his full share of the reward. Providing food could also include providing dates and water even.

[Allãh Knows Best]


Written by (Mufti) Abdul Waheed

Answer Attested by Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam

JKN Fatawa Department

[1] Tirmizi No: 807 Ch. Fasting