Is this Hadith reliable?
من استأجر أجيرا فليسم له إجارته
‘Whoever employs an employee, should specify for him his wage [in advance].’
This Hadith is recorded -with slight variation in wording- by the student of Imam Abu Hanifah; Imam Muhammad ibn Hasan Ash-Shaybani (rahimahumallah) in his Kitabul Athar, with a reliable chain.
Imam ‘Abdur Razzaq (rahimahullah) has recorded it with the exact words cited in question with a reliable chain too.
Refer: Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 15023-15024, Nasbur Rayah, Hadith: 6792-6796, and At-Ta’rifu wal Ikhbar, Hadith: 840. Also see: Sunanul Kubra of Bayhaqi, vol. 6 pg. 120.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar