Salaf on Fasting: Remember the poor, starving while fasting

Ibn Rajab reported: Some of the righteous predecessors were asked, “Why has fasting been instituted?” They said, “That the rich will taste hunger and thus will not forget the hungry.”

Source: Laṭāʼif al-Maʻārif 1/168

عن ابن رجب وسئل بعض السلف لم شرع الصيام قال ليذوق الغني طعم الجوع فلا ينسى الجائع

1/168 لطائف المعارف لابن رجب