Feeling Overburdened in the Kitchen

Do not overburden your mothers and wives this month with housework and cooking. They need their personal spiritual time as well, so here is how you can avoid overburdening your mothers and wives and make Ramadan preparations easier for them.

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was always commitment to serving his family with compassion and kindness. His actions exemplified the highest standards of familial duty and respect.

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏أكمل المؤمنين إيمانا أحسنهم خُلقا، وخياركم خياركم لنسائهم‏”

Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “The believers who show the most perfect Faith are those who have the best behaviour, and the best of you are those who are the best to their wives”.


If you see your mothers, wives, or daughters getting carried away with Iftar parties and gatherings, be sure to help them and alleviate their pressure.

Follow these tips on how you can help:

  • Do the shopping for them early so they can get started early.
  • Do not demand difficult or huge iftars from them.
  • Help them set up the tables for guests.
  • Remind them to make Dhikr while they are cooking and cleaning.
  • Give them a short break, and take over some of the work while they go and read some Quran.
  • Always express gratitude for their efforts, and reward them in small unexpected ways.

Nevertheless, whoever does the cooking in the family, rest assured that Allah will reward them immensely and they will receive a reward for every individual they feed at Iftar.