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Serve food to non muslim during Ramadan.

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I'm running a restaurant in non-Muslims living area from 11:00AM 11;00PM in India?

Can I keep open my hotel during day time in Ramadan? Please answer my question. 

 

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Serve food to non muslim during Ramadan

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 185:

185 Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So everyone of you (believers) who is present (or witnesses) the month should spend it in fasting but if anyone is ill or on a journey the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you He does not want to put you to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.

 

Respected brother, it is only the believers who are eligible to fast who are commanded to observe the obligatory fasts of Ramadan.

 

There is absolutely no harm or restriction whatsoever in Shariah if a believer who is observing the fast happens to buy, sell, prepare, make, or serve food during the fasting hours to those who are not fasting, regardless if they happen to be believers or disbelievers.

 

Your Question: .I'm running a restaurant in non-Muslims living area from 11:00AM 11;00PM in India?

Can I keep open my hotel during day time in Ramadan? Please answer my question. 

Respected brother, you are well within your rights to leave your restaurant open for trade during the fasting hours of Ramadan. There is absolutely nothing in Shariah Law which prohibits, restricts, or discourages the believers from serving or selling food/drink to those who are not fasting.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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