Preparing more than one dish of food


1. Is it an authentic statement in Islam that, if we eat with more than 2 items of food, we have to feed a guest or guests?

2. If anybody cooks and eats with more than 5 or 6 items almost every day, will Allah Ta'ala will like it?

3. And if anybody wastes foods mostly due to cooking too much, that person will be sinful?

4. If a wife's husband always wants to eat more than 5 or more items, but she is busy with her kids and other household works, and her personal prayers, will she be sinful?


1. No.

2. Do how much you can easily manage.

3. Observe caution so that there is no wastage.

4. Respect him and fulfil his wishes. May Allah Ta`ala give you Jannat.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)