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What does ‘zakiyat’ refer to in some versions of tashahhud?

Question

In some Hadiths on tashahhud the word ‘Az Zakiyat’ (الزاكيات) appears.

What does it mean?

 

Answer

Az Zakiyat refers to all good deeds which increases a person’s reward in the Hereafter.

(Refer: Sharhuz Zurqani ‘Ala Muwatta Imam Malik, Hadith: 200. Also see: At Ta’liqul Mumajjad, under Hadith: 146)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar