A Hadith regarding Zakah

Question

What is the authenticity of this narration?

اعلموا أن من السنة شهرا تؤدون فيه الزكاة، فما حدث بعد ذلك فلا زكاة فيه حتى يجيء رأس السنة

 

Answer

This narration has been cited in several Fiqh books on the authority of Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu), without a chain.

(Refer: Sharhu Mukhtasar At Tahawi, vol. 2 pg. 320, Kitabul Mabsut, vol. 2 pg. 221, Al Ikhtiyar Li Ta’lilil Mukhtar, vol. 1 pg. 336)

 

I have not come across this narration in any Hadith book nor have I come across the chain. ‘Allamah Qasim ibn Qutlubugha (rahimahullah) has also not mentioned any reference for this narration in his book wherein he mentioned the sources of the Hadiths quoted in Al Ikhtiyar.

(Al Ta’rifu Wal Ikhbar, vol. 2 pg. 15)

 

Certain Fiqh books have referenced this narration to Tirmidhi. ‘Allamah ‘Ayni (rahimahullah) has stated that he has not come across this narration in Tirmidhi.

(Refer: Tabyinul Haqaiq, vol. 1 pg. 273 and Al Binayah, vol. 3 pg. 356)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar