12 Great Virtues of Feeding the Fasting Person In Islam
The virtues of sadaqah in Ramadhan becomes one of the best months to multiply charity and get a lot of rewards. There are many charity that can be done this month, so we can get extraordinary rewards and one of them is feeding the fasting person.
Then, what are the virtues of feeding the fasting person in Islam? Find the answer in our review below.
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- Getting reward from Fasting People
“Whoever feeds the fasting person, then he get rewards like the one who fasts, without reducing the reward of that fasting person.” (Narrated by Tiridhi number 807, Ibn Majah number 1746, and Ahmad 5, 193. Al-Hafizh Abu Thahir said that this hadith is saheeh)
This means that feeding the fasting person, we will get reward as well as the one who is fasting and it is not reduce the reward of the fasting person.
- A way to heaven
The lessons of Ramadhan can be done by feeding the fasting person and followed by fasting, then it can be a way to heaven.
Ali radhiyallahu ‘anhu, he said, the Prophet Muhammad shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said,
“Indeed in paradise there are chambers, whose outside can be seen from their inside, and their inside can be seen from their outside.” A Beouin stood and said, : “Who are they for, O Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet Muhammad shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam answered, “For those who speak well, feed others, fast regularly and perform salat [for Allah] during the night while the people sleep.” (Narrated by Tirmidzi number 1984 Sheik Al Albani said that this hadith is saheeh)
Abu As-Suwar Al-Adawi said :
“In the past, the people of Bani ‘Adi did prayers in mosque. There is no break the food with the condition alone.If there was someone who ate with him, he will eat. If not, the food was issued to the mosque and eat with others. And the people will eat with him.”
And worship by feeding person, will grow many worships, love each other to person who give food. It makes the cause to go to heaven.
As the word of the Prophet Muhammad shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam :
“All of you will not go to heaven until you have faith, and not (perfect) faith all of you until you love each others.” (Narrated by Muslim, 54)
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- Deliver on Rida Allah SWT
By combining prayers, fasting and sadaqah in Islam like feeding the pasting person, then this will deliver you on rida Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.
“Fasting, praying and sadaqah bring people who do it to Allah. Some salaf said, “Praying deliver someone to the half way. Fasting deliver him to the king’s door. Sadaqah will take and deliver him to the king.” (Lathaif Al-Ma’arif, page 298)
- Get the fruit of heaven
- Save from the heat of Doomsday
Everyone who always does good deeds including feeding the fasting person will be in the shelter of his charity alms until finally he can get a decision in the middle of human and save from the heat of Doomsday according to Islam.
6. Add blessings or treasures
Sadaqah like feeding the fasting person will not reduce our treasures, but it will be blessed and lost dangerous effects on that person. Lacking material possessions in Islam will be covered by a blessing that can be felt senses and habits. Although the treasures will be reduced, but it will be covered with a reward in the sight of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and it will continue to be added with the multiply of charity that has been done.
- Muffle The Wrath of Allah SWT
Feeding is including to sadaqah. It will muffle the wrath of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and prevent from the conditions of death that is not good or bad.
- Clear Sins
Just like water that extinguishes fire, sadaqah by feeding the fasting person will clear all of sins that have been done that person. You may also read way to seek forgiveness from Allah SWT.
- Get dua from People who eat meals
Another virtue from feeding the fasting person to iftar is dua of person who eat the meal from us. If the person who is fed by us pray for us, then that dua will certainly be granted because the dua of fasting person is a mustajab dua.
The Prophet Muhammad shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said,
ثَلاَثَةٌ لاَ تُرَدُّ دَعْوَتُهُمُ الإِمَامُ الْعَادِلُ وَالصَّائِمُ حِينَ يُفْطِرُ وَدَعْوَةُ الْمَظْلُومِ
“There are three people whose dua are not rejected : (1) a fair leader, (2) a fasting person when he break fast, (3) Dua of a foolish person.”
When breaking fast is the best time to make dua because when the fasting person break his fast, he has finished his worship in submission and humbling.
Moreover if the person who ate the food was praying as dua from the Prophet Muhammad shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam did, then indeed rizq that we spend will be more barakah. When the Prophet Muhammad saw was given a drink, he raised his head to the sky and said,
اللَّهُمَّ أَطْعِمْ مَنْ أَطْعَمَنِى وَأَسْقِ مَنْ أَسْقَانِى
“Allahumma ath’im man ath’amanii wa asqi man asqoonii.” [O Allah, give food to the person who feeds me and give a drink to the person who give a drink to me]. (Narrated by Muslim number 2055)
- Secession from the Hell
Sadaqah that can be done in various ways such as feeding the fasting person, indeed it can be a separator from the hell. Sadaqah is not only limited with treasures, but giving clothes, food and other things that can be useful, too. It is called with sadaqah.
“Keep away yourself from the fires of hell even if only by (alms) a date.” (Muttafaqun ‘alaih)
- Extinguish the Heat of the afterlife
“Indeed sadaqah will really be able to extinguish the heat of the afterlife for its inhabitants, and the believers will shelter under the shadows of sadaqah.” (Narrated by At-Thabrani)
Sadaqah that is done by Muslims to others will be useful for adding age. It can also prevent from a bad death or su’ul khotimah. Allah will lose all of arrogance from that person, the infidelity and pride of himself.
Thus the explanation about some virtues of feeding the fasting person. Hopefully it can give more knowledge about Islamic studies. Aamiin Ya Rabbal A’lamin.