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Those who refuse to pay Zakah will be among the first to enter Jahannam

Question

What is the status of the following Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Three (kinds of people) will enter Jahannam first, a ruler who sets himself up as a lord over people, a wealthy person who does not pay what is due to Allah (ie. Zakah) and a vainglorious poor person”

Answer

Imams Ibn Khuzaymah and Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration and have deemed it authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 2249 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 7481. Also see Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 387)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar