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‘O businessmen! Give sadaqah’

Question

Is this authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “O Merchants! In business transactions there occurs useless talk and false oaths, therefore mix it with giving sadaqah [for its atonement]”

 

Answer

Imams Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Qays ibn Abi Garazah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3319 and Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 2145. Also see: Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1208)

 

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 5)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar