One way to celebrate Ramadan was by sharing iftar together following the sunnah.
The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said,
“Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a reward like that of the fasting person, without any reduction in his reward.”
[Ahmad and Al-Nasai. Also verified by Al-Albani as sahih]
Sciencess grand iftar is an annually program of Kuliyyah of Science (KOS). It aims is to bring students, lecturer and staff together from various racial and national background of all members of KOS to have iftar together in this month of barakah. Moreover, when all members of KOS being together, they can strengthen their ukhuwwah by getting know each other especially between senior and junior, as well as students and lecturer.
Normally this events is usually held at resource centre of Kuliyyah of Science but due to increasing number of student attend the grand iftar this year on 19th August 2010, the place had been changed to IIUM Mosque at Kuliyyah of Medic (KOM) as the resource centre is not enough to occupy many students this year. With about 400 students and staff showing up for the event, it was a great number of people took part compared to the previous years.
The program started at 6.30 pm with tadarrus and video show. Then at 7.20pm, simple meal which is kueh and dates given to every student and after maghrib prayer the students then being given “nasi beriani” each and the program continue until tarawih prayer and finished with moreh.
Eating in a group as done in this iftar is not the same as eating alone, a simple menu can become special one due to eating together because of bonding or ukhuwwah being developed during eating together. As the prophet said:
“The fasting person has two times of delight. He is delighted when he breaks his fast and delighted when He meets his Lord. And verily the foul odour from the mouth of the fasting person is better to Allah than the fragrance of musk perfume.”
[Al-Bukhari no. 1904 and Muslim no. 161/1151]
Thus, the programme runs smoothly even though there are some unexpected situation occurred but with the professionalism of the committee, the program has been conducted successfully and most of the feedback got from students are positive feedback.