Preparing food on the eve of the Mi`raaj Night and the night of Al-Qadr and sending it to the Imaam to supplicate to Allaah on it

Question: Is it permissible to prepare food and meat during Laylat-ul-Qadr (the Night of Decree) and the Night of Mi`raaj (Ascension to Heaven) to be sent to the Masjid (mosque) so that the Imaam could make Du`aa’ (supplication) upon it hoping that the reward may reach the dead as is the custom?

Answer: It is not permissible to specify a certain event such as Laylat-ul-Qadr and the Night of Mi`raaj for preparing the food to be sent to the Masjid so that the Imaam could make Du`aa’ upon it hoping that the reward may reach the dead. This is an act of Bid`ah (innovation in religion) that should be abandoned… read more here.

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