Sheikh Sayyed Ad-Darsh, former head of the UK Shari`ah council, states the following: The whole business of lavishing tables with delicious foods, in contrast to normal attitude during the rest of the year, is something that clearly negates the purpose of Ramadan.

Today people have developed a strange habit of going to extremes in filling stomach with foods, as if they are saying that “Ramadan is month of food” not “month of fasting”!
However, Ramadan is a reminder to Muslims to be caring, compassionate and kind. Rather than indulging ourselves in trivialities, we should be making an effort to save more during Ramadan and giving to the less fortunate.