“If any one of you is observing a fast, let him not utter obscene talk or raise his voice in anger, and if anyone insults him or wants to fight, let him say: I am a person who is fasting.”
In absence of negativity in the home environment, Ramadan provides a safe space for families to grow together. Communal eating at suhoor, the pre-dawn meal, and iftar, the meal to break fast, allows the space for members to bond over food, scheduling their day together which may otherwise be overlooked in other months.
“I heard my father say: ‘I heard ‘Umar bin Khattab say: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘Eat together and do not eat separately, for the blessing is in being together.”
You can offer to prepare iftar, or invite those who are alone, even if they’re not fasting, to keep them preoccupied in the spirit and traditions of this month.
“Whoever offers meal to his/her Muslim brother/sister at the time of iftar, s/he receives as much reward as s/he has earned. Nothing becomes less of the reward of those s/he offered meal to.”
“Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest!” [Surat Ar-Ra’d, Verse 28]
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