Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Ep. 4 – A Dua for an Iftar Host

Download the list of du’as from the series here.

The reward of feeding a fasting person is with Allah. But the best gift you can give to someone who has hosted an iftar for you in the month of Ramadan is a sincere du’a. Dr. Tahir teaches us the tremendous du’a the Prophet ﷺ made when Sa’ad (rA) hosted him, covering everything from food to companionship to angels.

Du’a when being hosted by someone for iftar

أفْطَرَ عِنْدَكُمُ الصَّائِمُونَ وَأكَلَ طَعَامَكُمُ الأَبرَارُ وَصَلَّتْ عَلَيْكُمُ المَلاَئِكَةُ

Aftara ‘indakum as-sa’imun wa-akala ta‘amakum al-abrar wa-sallat ‘alaykum al-mala’ika

May those who have fasted break their fast with you, may the pious eat your food, and may the angels pray for you


Dr. Tahir Wyatt

Senior Fellow | Tahir Wyatt is a published academic, experienced interpreter, and instructor of Islamic studies and comparative religion. During his twenty-one years of studying and teaching in Saudi Arabia, he procured several degrees, including a doctorate in theology. He was also the only American ever to be appointed to teach in the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, the second holiest site in the Muslim world. Dr. Wyatt currently lectures both nationally and internationally at mosques, universities, and other institutions of learning. He serves as the Executive Director of the United Muslim Masjid in Philadelphia and is the President of the Quran, Arabic, and Reflection Institute (QARI), an institute dedicated to structured, curriculum-based instruction of the Quran and Arabic Language.