Abu Hurayrah (RA) said: “Whilst we were sitting with the Prophet, (SAW), a man came to him and said,
‘O’ Messenger of Allah, I am doomed!’ He said,
‘What is the matter with you?’ He said. ‘I had intercourse with my wife whilst I was fasting/ The Messenger of Allah said, ‘Are you able to set a slave free?’ He said, ‘No.’ He asked, ‘Can you fast for two consecutive months?’ He said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Can you feed sixty poor persons?’ He said, ‘No.’ The Prophet said nothing more about the matter for a while, and whilst we were sitting there like that, the Prophet was brought a large vessel full of dates. He said, ‘Where is the one who was asking just now?’
The man said, ‘Here I am.’ He said, ‘Take this and give it in charity.’ The man said, ‘O’ Messenger of Allah, is there anyone poorer between al-Harratayn (i.e., in Madeenah) than my family?’ The Prophet smiled so broadly that his teeth could be seen, then he said, ‘Feed it to your family.’”
According to a report narrated by Ahmad from ‘A’ishah whilst the Messenger of Allah was sitting in the shade of a large tree, a man came to him and said,
“I am burnt, O’ Messenger of Allah! ” He said, “What is the matter with you?” He said, “I had intercourse with my wife whilst I was fasting.” ‘A’ishah said:
‘This was in Ramadan ’ The Messenger of Allah said to him, “Sit down.” So he sat down at the edge of the group of people. Then a man brought a donkey on which was a vessel of dates, and said, “This is my Sadaqah (charity), O’ Messenger of Allah. ” The Messenger of Allah said, “Where is the burnt one who was here just now?” The man said, “Here I am,
O’ Messenger of Allah.” He said, “Take this and give it in charity.” He said, “To whom should I give it except myself? By the One Who sent you with the truth, I do not have anything for myself and my children.” He said, “Then take it,” so he took it.