Arranging Iftar Party for isal-e-sawab

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
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My father wants to perform iftar party (Dawat) in masjid in memory of my sister. Is this the best way or any other way to do in Ramadan. Whether it is lawful to have a iftar party (Dawat) in the premises of masjid? Kindly provide at the earliest please.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1330/1168/L=11/1439)


If your father wants to do so for the isal-e-sawab of your sister then he should prepare food and feed the poor and needy ones at home as only poor and needy ones are entitled for the same. It is not good to arrange iftar party in mosque for the isal-e-sawab and it may cause disrespect of mosque as well; hence one should avoid it.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.