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The hadeeth “Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast…” includes both rich and poor

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With regard to the hadeeth, “Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast will have a reward like his without detracting from his reward in the slightest,” is what is meant by the fasting person the one who is poor? Or does that include relatives and friends? Is there the same reward for a voluntary fast if one gives food to the fasting person to break his fast?.

Praise be to Allaah.

The hadeeth is general in meaning and includes both rich and poor, obligatory and supererogatory (naafil) fasts. The bounty of Allah is great, may He be glorified and exalted. End quote. 

Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn Baaz (25/207)
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