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Discharging zakah wards off evil from one’s wealth


What is the reference for this narration?

إذا أديت زكاة مالك فقد أذهبت عنك شره

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“When you have discharged your zakah, then you have warded away its evil” [i.e. the wealth will be protected, he will receive barakah, spend it in avenues of good and it will not be transformed into a serpent on the Day of Qiyamah]



Imam Ibn Khuzaymah and Imam Hakim (rahimahumallah) have recorded these words.

(Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 2258 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 3 pg. 390. Also see: As Sunanul Kubra of Imam Bayhaqi, vol. 4 pg. 84)


Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has also recorded this narration with slight variation in the wording.

(Refer: Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 519)



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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