Top Hadith on Zakat (Part 4)

The following is a continuation of the top 40 hadith shedding light on how, why and to whom we should give out Zakat. Enjoy!

#1.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 510 :

On the authority of ‘Uqba bin Al-Harith, may Allah The Most Gracious be pleased with him narrated that:

Once the Prophet offered the ‘Asr prayer and then hurriedly went to his house and returned immediately. I (or somebody else) asked him (as to what was the matter) and he said, “I left at home a piece of gold which was from the charity and I disliked to let it remain a night in my house, so I got it distributed. ”

#2.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 511:

On the authority of Ibn Abbas, may Allah The Most Gracious be pleased with him related:

The Prophet went out for the ‘Id prayer on the ‘Id day and offered a two Rakat prayer; and he neither offered a prayer before it or after it. Then he went towards the women along with Bilal. He preached them and ordered them to give in charity. And some (amongst the women) started giving their fore-arm bangles and ear-rings.

#3.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 512:

On the authority of Abu Burda bin Abu Musa, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him said:

That his father said, “Whenever a beggar came to Prophet Muhammed, Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,or he was asked for something, he used to say (to his companions), “Help and recommend him and you will receive the reward for it; and Allah will bring about what He will through His Prophet’s tongue.”

#4.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 513:

On the authority of Asma, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him said:

The Prophet said to me, “Do not withhold your money, (for if you did so) Allah would with-hold His blessings from you.”

#5.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 514 :

On the authority of ‘Abda, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him said:

The Prophet said, “Do not with-hold your money by counting it (i.e. hoarding it), (for if you did so), Allah would also with-hold His blessings from you.”

#6.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 515 :

On the authority of Asma’ bint Abu Bakr, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him said:

That she had gone to the Prophet and he said, “Do not shut your money bag; otherwise Allah too will with-hold His blessings from you. Spend (in Allah’s Cause) as much as you can afford. ”

#7.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 516 :

On the authority of Abu Wail, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him said:

Hudhaifa said, “‘Umar said, ‘Who amongst you remembers the statement of Prophet Muhammed, Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,(may Allah The Most Gracious be pleased woth himabout afflictions’?’ I said, ‘I know it as the Prophet had said it.’ ‘Umar said, ‘No doubt, you are bold. How did he say it?’ I said, ‘A man’s afflictions (wrong deeds) concerning his wife, children and neighbors are expiated by (his) prayers, charity, and enjoining good.’ (The sub-narrator Sulaiman added that he said, ‘The prayer, charity, enjoining good and forbidding evil.’) ‘Umar said, ‘I did not mean that, but I ask about that affliction which will spread like the waves of the sea.’ I said, ‘O chief of the believers! You need not be afraid of it as there is a closed door between you and it.’ He asked, ‘Will the door be broken or opened?’ I replied, ‘No, it will be broken.’ He said, ‘Then, if it is broken, it will never be closed again?’ I replied, ‘Yes.’ ” Then we were afraid to ask what that door was, so we asked Masruq to inquire, and he asked Hudhaifa regarding it. Hudhaifa said, “The door was ‘Umar. “We further asked Hudhaifa whether ‘Umar knew what that door meant. Hudhaifa replied in the affirmative and added, “He knew it as one knows that there will be a night before the tomorrow morning.”

#8.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 517:

On the authority of Hakim bin Hizam, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him said:

I said to Allah’s Apostle, “Before embracing Islam I used to do good deeds like giving in charity, slave-manumitting, and the keeping of good relations with Kith and kin. Shall I be rewarded for those deeds?” The Prophet replied, “You became Muslim with all those good deeds (Without losing their reward).”

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