Clarify the wage before work begins

Question

Is this Hadith reliable?

من استأجر أجيرا فليسم له إجارته

‘Whoever employs an employee, should specify for him his wage [in advance].’

 

Answer

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

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar