JUST IN: Ramadan 2024: Why Only Legitimate Wives Should Prepare Food for Husbands, NASFAT President Explains

Ramadan 2024: Why Only Legitimate Wives Should Prepare Food for Husbands, NASFAT President Explains

Abdulwaheed Abdulrauf, the national president of NASFAT, has emphasised the significance of as a sacred monthThe Islamic scholar clarified that during Ramadan, only legitimate are permitted to cook for , highlighting the sanctity of marital relationships in IslamAdditionally, the NASFAT leader confirmed that during Ramadan is permissible, stating that he has personally attended many

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Lagos, As the holy month of Ramadan 2024 enters Day 6, Abdulwaheed Abdulrauf, the national president of the Nasrul-Lahi-il Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), spoke on some rules guiding Muslims' fasting.

In an interview published by The Punch, the Islamic scholar said Ramadan is a sacred month in the Islamic calendar that Muslims eagerly anticipate.

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Ramadan 2024Abdulwaheed Abdulrauf, NASFAT national president, said only legitimate wives can cook for husbands.
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“During this time, negative behaviour decreases, as God closes the gates of hell and multiplies the rewards for good deeds,” he said.

“All the hours of fasting should be dedicated to actions that are pleasing to God.”

Ramadan: Only legitimate wives should cook for men

During Ramadan, Muslims eat two major meals: iftar (the meal to break the fast) and sahoor (pre-dawn meal).

Speaking on this, Sheikh Abdulrauf said it is not permissible for a , who shares children with a man and cohabitates with him as if they were a couple without being formally married, to prepare suhoor for him.

His words:

“Such a woman is not allowed to perform the act of cooking for the man in question unless they are lawfully married according to proper procedures.

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“It is only within the confines of a legitimate marital that a woman gains the right to cook for a man.”

Can men during Ramadan?

Asked if it is permissible for men to marry during Ramadam, the NASFAT leader answered in the affirmative.

He added that he has personally attended numerous weddings during Ramadan across various countries.

“It is also possible to conduct the Nikkah (Islamic marriage contract) after iftar (the meal to break the fast), depending on one's geographical location,” he added.

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Meanwhile, the Jigawa state government, headed by Umar Namadi, has set aside N2.83 billion for a special Ramadan Iftar feeding programme.

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Governor Namadi said the N2.83 billion is for providing meals for poor and vulnerable persons in the state.

The state's commissioner for information, Sagir Musa, disclosed this to journalists on Thursday, March 14.

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