Assalamu-alaikum (peace be upon you) readers and writers everywhere,

Today marked the end of the sixth day of the blessed month of Ramadan (boy does time fly!). During this month, we’re trying to encourage our youth to develop new good habits which they can continue to practice throughout the rest of the year. An important lesson from the teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad, salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam, which carries with it a great reward is the practice of providing iftar/meal to those who are fasting. As stated in an authentic narration attributed to Prophet Muhammad:

“Whoever provides the food for a fasting person to break his fast with, then for him is the same reward as his (the fasting person’s), without anything being diminished from the reward of the fasting person.” (Narrated by Tirmidhi)

Even providing a few dates or a cup of water is enough to attain this great reward! To help our youth get into the spirit of practicing this great sunnah, our young men worked together to prepare a delicious meal to share with one another for their iftar that evening. What goodies did our energetic and clever youth make tonight? Search for clues in the pictures below!

Ilyas checks for a pulse from our dough...it's not breathing doctor!

Ilyas checks for a pulse from our dough…it’s not breathing doctor!

Shujath carefully spreads the sauce for our pizza as Mohammed thinks deeply about what toppings to add.

Shujath carefully spreads the sauce for our pizza as Mohammed thinks deeply about what toppings to add.

Our youth start trading for topppings to put on their pizzas...Baha would like some chicken please!

Our youth start trading for toppings to put on their pizzas…Baha would like some chicken please!

Ahmed, Ehshan, and Baha finish putting the final touches on their group's pizza...

Ahmed, Ehshan, and Baha finish putting the final touches on their group’s pizza…

Mohamed gleefully tosses cheese over the toppings...

Mohamed gleefully tosses cheese over the toppings…

Wait there's macaroni and cheese AND chocolate cake too!

Wait there’s macaroni and cheese AND chocolate cake too!

Our youth anxiously check the clock awaiting for the time to break their fast to arrive...

Our youth anxiously check the clock awaiting for the time to break their fast to arrive…

Alhamdulillah we made it! Iftar looks and tastes delicious.

Alhamdulillah we made it! Iftar looks and tastes delicious.

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