A question was asked about meal on the official page of the Islamic Media at Facebook:
“My friend and I went to buy food. When we returned, the muezzin had been authorized to pray Maghrib. My friend wanted to go to pray and I wanted the hunger to eat, which is better?”
The answer as follows:
A Muslim should take into consideration the order of his time to combine the requirements of his religion and his religion. He should prepare his food before or after prayers. If this is not possible, he should attend the food and enter the time of prayer. It is better to offer food if he prayed to eat his heart with food.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“If the meal is held and the prayer is offered, then start the meal.”