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An-Nawawi on feeding those who break their fasting

July 20, 2013

Whoever feeds a fasting person

By Abu Amina Elias

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful

An-Nawawi records in his book Riyāḍ al-Ṣāliḥīn:

Zaid ibn Khalid Al-Juhani reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

مَنْ فَطَّرَ صَائِمًا كَانَ لَهُ مِثْلُ أَجْرِهِ غَيْرَ أَنَّهُ لَا يَنْقُصُ مِنْ أَجْرِ الصَّائِمِ شَيْئًا

Whoever feeds a person breaking his fast will earn the same reward as him without anything being lessened from the reward of the fasting person.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 807, Grade: Sahih

Umm Umarah Al-Ansari reported: The Prophet entered her home and she served him food. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

كُلِي

Will you eat?

She said, “Indeed, I am fasting.” The Prophet said:

إِنَّ الصَّائِمَ تُصَلِّي عَلَيْهِ الْمَلَائِكَةُ إِذَا أُكِلَ عِنْدَهُ حَتَّى يَفْرُغُوا

Verily, the angels send blessings upon the fasting person when others eat in his presence until they are finished.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 785, Grade: Sahih

Anas ibn Malik reported: Sa’d ibn Ubadah presented the Prophet with bread and olive oil. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

أَفْطَرَ عِنْدَكُمْ الصَّائِمُونَ وَأَكَلَ طَعَامَكُمْ الْأَبْرَارُ وَصَلَّتْ عَلَيْكُمْ الْمَلَائِكَةُ

May Allah reward you for breaking the fast of those who fast. The righteous have eaten your food and the angels send blessings upon you.

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 3854, Grade: Sahih

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