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Yahya related to me from Malik that he heard that a beggar asked A'isha, the wife of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, for something while she was fasting and there was only a loaf of bread in her house. She said to her female mawla, "Give it to him." The mawla protested, "You will not have anything to break your fast with." A'isha repeated, "Give it to him," so she did so. When evening came, the people of a house or a man who did not usually give to them, gave them a sheep and some food to go with it. A'isha, umm al-muminin, called her mawla and said, "Eat from this. This is better than your loaf of bread."
وَحَدَّثَنِي عَنْ مَالِكٍ، أَنَّهُ بَلَغَهُ عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، زَوْجِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّ مِسْكِينًا سَأَلَهَا وَهِيَ صَائِمَةٌ وَلَيْسَ فِي بَيْتِهَا إِلاَّ رَغِيفٌ فَقَالَتْ لِمَوْلاَةٍ لَهَا أَعْطِيهِ إِيَّاهُ ‏.‏ فَقَالَتْ لَيْسَ لَكِ مَا تُفْطِرِينَ عَلَيْهِ ‏.‏ فَقَالَتْ أَعْطِيهِ إِيَّاهُ قَالَتْ فَفَعَلْتُ - قَالَتْ - فَلَمَّا أَمْسَيْنَا أَهْدَى لَنَا أَهْلُ بَيْتٍ - أَوْ إِنْسَانٌ - مَا كَانَ يُهْدِي لَنَا شَاةً وَكَفَنَهَا فَدَعَتْنِي عَائِشَةُ أُمُّ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فَقَالَتْ كُلِي مِنْ هَذَا هَذَا خَيْرٌ مِنْ قُرْصِكِ ‏.‏


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• Muwatta Imam Malik, Book of Sadaqa, Hadith 5