A sister says that a Muslim woman spends most of her time in cooking and being busy in preparing various types of foods during the month of Ramadhaan. And due to this she misses the benefits of the month of Ramadhaan; so what advice can the Shaikh give and is she rewarded for preparing food?
Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan answered: Yes she will be rewarded for this because she prepares food for those observing the fast and this is an act of co-operating upon righteousness and piety. She will be rewarded in doing this and cooking does not prevent her from uttering Tasbeeh [سبحان الله]; Tahleel [لا إله إلا الله]; Takbeer [الله أكبر] and reciting what she has memorized of the Qur’aan. Cooking does not prevent her from remembrance of Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic)
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