Administrator on July 27th, 2011
In the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast which involves refraining from food, drink, smoking and conjugal relations from dawn until sunset for a whole month. Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam and over 2 million Muslims in the UK will be fasting for a month to detox their bodies and to re-direct their hearts and souls. It is an act of worship which is designed to bring believers closer to Allah and to rediscover and re-direct themselves and teach self-discipline.
One of the amazing traditions of Ramadan is sharing food with others. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) has said: He who gives food to a fasting person to break his fast, he will receive the same reward as him, except that nothing will be reduced from the fasting persons reward.” (Ahmad, at-Tirmidhee, Ibn Maajah, Ibn Hibbaan, Saheeh).
In the spirit of sharing and giving food to others, each year at Leeds Makkah Masjid, iftar food is provided to everyone who comes to break its fast in the mosque.
Should you wish to earn the reward mentioned by the Prophet (peace be upon him) in the hadith and participate in the community spirit by offering Iftari on one of the evenings, please contact us at Makkah Mosque.
Leeds Muslim Council will then allocate an evening to you.