Fatwaa ID: 1024
You know how some people make iftar like a feast, is that technically wrong cuz the Prophet didn’t do all that during Ramadan and iftar
Like some people really go all out for Ramadan and decorate and make all these different things and lay it out on the table like an actual feast
My mom watched this video of a mufti or moulana or something talking about how the Prophet never did stuff like that but people nowadays treat Ramadan and iftar like a huge feast
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
We take note of the details of your query. The condition of many is indeed lamentable. Iftaar is simply breaking of the fast. It should not be extravagant and elaborate. It is a regular dinner that one has. It defeats the spirit of fasting to feast at iftaar or suhoor. We even see many violating the laws of Shari’ah with such iftaar “parties”. That is gravely sinful and it shows the priorities of many.
When it comes to decorating unnecessarily and excessively, that should be avoided. If one uses simple decor to give a Ramadhan vibe and feel, then that is permissible.
Ramadhaan is a month of connecting with Allaah Ta’aala and strengthening one’s spiritual well-being. One should focus more on that, especially during the times of iftaar and suhoor. One should decorate his book of deeds and feed his spiritual self.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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