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 540 :
On the authority of Ishaq bin ‘Abdullah bin Al Talha, may Allah be pleased with him, said:
I heard Anas bin Malik saying, “Abu Talha had more property of date-palm trees gardens than any other amongst the Ansar in Medina and the most beloved of them to him was Bairuha garden, and it was in front of the Mosque of the Prophet. Prophet Muhammed, Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,used to go there and used to drink its nice water.” Anas added, “When these verses were revealed:–‘By no means shall you Attain righteousness unless You spend (in charity) of that Which you love. ‘ (3.92) Abu Talha said to Prophet Muhammed, Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,’O Allah’s Apostle! Allah, the Blessed, the Superior says: By no means shall you attain righteousness, unless you spend (in charity) of that which you love. And no doubt, Bairuha’ garden is the most beloved of all my property to me. So I want to give it in charity in Allah’s Cause. I expect its reward from Allah. O Allah’s Apostle! Spend it where Allah makes you think it feasible.’ On that Prophet Muhammed, Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,said, ‘Bravo! It is useful property. I have heard what you have said (O Abu Talha), and I think it would be proper if you gave it to your Kith and kin.’ Abu Talha said, I will do so, O Allah’s Apostle.’ Then Abu Talha distributed that garden amongst his relatives and his cousins.”
#2. Volume 2, Book 24, Number 541:
Abu Said Al-Khudri, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:
On ‘Id ul Fitr or ‘Id ul Adha Prophet Muhammed, Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,(may Allah The Most Gracious be pleased woth himwent out to the Musalla. After finishing the prayer, he delivered the sermon and ordered the people to give alms. He said, “O people! Give alms.” Then he went towards the women and said. “O women! Give alms, for I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-Fire were you (women).” The women asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is the reason for it?” He replied, “O women! You curse frequently, and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. O women, some of you can lead a cautious wise man astray.” Then he left. And when he reached his house, Zainab, the wife of Ibn Masud, came and asked permission to enter It was said, “O Allah’s Apostle! It is Zainab.” He asked, ‘Which Zainab?” The reply was that she was the wife of Ibn Mas’ub. He said, “Yes, allow her to enter.” And she was admitted. Then she said, “O Prophet of Allah! Today you ordered people to give alms and I had an ornament and intended to give it as alms, but Ibn Masud said that he and his children deserved it more than anybody else.” The Prophet replied, “Ibn Masud had spoken the truth. Your husband and your children had more right to it than anybody else.”
#3. Volume 2, Book 24, Number 542:
On the authority of Abu Huraira
Prophet Muhammed, Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,said, “There is no Zakat either on a horse or a slave belonging to a Muslim”
#4. Volume 2, Book 24, Number 543:
On the authority of Abu Huraira, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:
The Prophet said, “There is no Zakat either on a slave or on a horse belonging to a Muslim.