Virtues of feeding the fasting person

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 1, Page 38, Fatwa No.11
al- Fataawa libni Fowzaan – Kitaab ad-Da’wah, Volume 1, Page 153-154

Question: Some people hold banquets and give invitations in Ramadhaan making it a month of occasions. Others slaughter, and distribute the meat, in charity and make other types of effort with food. What is the ruling regarding this?

Response: Yes, offering food in Ramadhaan has extra virtue due to the nobility of the time and the need that the fasting people have for food. The Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

«Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a reward like that of his reward (i.e. the one fasting)».

…so preparing food in this month for the needy is from the best of actions because [the reward for giving] charity in the month of Ramadhaan is multiplied more than in the other months.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.