Top Hadith on Zakat (Part 5)

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 518:

On the authority of ‘Aisha, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon her said:

Prophet Muhammed, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “When a woman gives in charity from her husband’s meals without wasting the property of her husband, she will get a reward for it, and her husband too will get a reward for what he earned and the store-keeper will have the reward likewise.”

#2.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 519 :

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

The Prophet said, “An honest Muslim store-keeper who carries out the orders of his master and pays fully what he has been ordered to give with a good heart and pays to that person to whom he was ordered to pay, is regarded as one of the two charitable persons.”

#3.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 520 :

On the authority of ‘Aisha, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon her said:

The Prophet said, “If a woman gives in charity from her husband’s house .” The Prophet (may Allah The Most Gracious be pleased with him) also said, “If a lady gives meals (in charity) from her husband’s house without spoiling her husband’s property, she will get a reward and her husband will also get a reward likewise. The husband will get a reward because of his earnings and the woman because of her spending.”

#4.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 521:

On the authority of ‘Aisha, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon her said:

The Prophet said, “When a woman gives in charity from her house meals in Allah’s Cause without spoiling her husband’s property, she will get a reward for it, and her husband will also get the reward for his earnings and the storekeeper will get a reward likewise.”

#5.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 522:

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

The Prophet said, “Every day two angels come down from Heaven and one of them says, ‘O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in Your Cause,’ and the other (angel) says, ‘O Allah! Destroy every miser.’ ”

#6.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 523 :

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

The Prophet said, “The example of a miser and an alms-giver is like the example of two persons wearing iron cloaks.” Prophet Muhammed, Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,also said, “The example of an alms-giver and a miser is like the example of two persons who have two iron cloaks on them from their breasts to their collar bones, and when the alms-giver wants to give in charity, the cloak becomes capacious till it covers his whole body to such an extent that it hides his fingertips and covers his footprints (obliterates his tracks). (1) And when the miser wants to spend, it (the iron cloak) sticks and every ring gets stuck to its place and he tries to widen it, but it did not become wide.

#7.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 524:

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

From his father from his grandfather that the Prophet said, “Every Muslim has to give in charity.” The people asked, “O Allah’s Prophet! If someone has nothing to give, what will he do?” He said, “He should work with his hands and benefit himself and also give in charity (from what he earns).” The people further asked, “If he cannot find even that?” He replied, “He should help the needy who appeal for help.” Then the people asked, “If he cannot do that?” He replied, “Then he should perform good deeds and keep away from evil deeds and this will be regarded as charitable deeds.”

#8.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 525:

On the authority of Um ‘Atiyya, may Allah be pleased with him, said:

A sheep was sent to me (Nusaiba Al-Ansariya) (in charity) and I sent some of it to ‘Aisha. The Prophet asked ‘Aisha for something to eat. ‘Aisha replied that there was nothing except what Nusaiba Al-Ansariya had sent of that sheep. The Prophet said to her, “Bring it as it has reached its place.”

#9.Volume 2, Book 24, Number 526:

On the authority of Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, said :

Prophet Muhammed, Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,said, “There is no Zakat on less than five camels and also there is no Zakat on less than five Awaq (of silver). (5 Awaq = 22 Fransa Riyals of Yamen or 200 Dirhams.) And there is no Zakat on less than five Awsuq. (A special measure of food-grains, and one Wasq equals 60 Sa’s.) (For gold 20, Dinars i.e. equal to 12 Guinea English. No Zakat for less than 12 Guinea (English) of gold or for silver less than 22 Fransa Riyals of Yamen.)

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