The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: ‘خِيْارُكُمْ مَنْ أَطْعَمَ الطَّعَامَ’ The best amongst you is the one who feeds [others]. It means a good Muslim is the one who, besides performing other acts of worships ‘Salah’, ‘Sawm’ etc., and having good morals, feeds others too. (Musnad Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal, vol. 9, pp. 241, Hadees 23981)
Dear children! The blessed month of Ramadan is with us. The beautiful act of observing Sawm in this blessed month is a source of pleasing Allah Almighty. Being hungry and thirsty in the state of Sawm also makes us think of those poverty-stricken people who cannot afford food even twice a day. One of the messages of Ramadan is that we should also think about the hungry and needy around us, remember them and help them wholeheartedly.
Possessing the noble attribute of feeding others is a sign of an excellent Muslim and human. Through feeding a hungry and distressed person, you can bring smile on his face and this beautiful act will make it easy for you to enter Jannah. Apart from this, this unique deed will also soften your heart.
Dear children! There is no specific food dish for serving poor people. You can serve them by giving them any type of food item such as bread, water, juice, curry etc. So, be an excellent Muslim by helping and feeding the hungry.
May Allah Almighty bless us with Taufeeq to observe Sawm and ‘support and care’ for the needy. اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن صلَّی اللہ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلَّم