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Withholding zakah spoils halal earnings

Question

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

من كسب طيبا خبثه منع الزكاة ومن كسب خبيثا لم تطيبه الزكاة

 

Answer

Imams ‘Abdur Razzaq and Tabarani (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The chain is weak due to omissions.

(Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 7148, Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 9596. Refer: Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 545 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 4 pg. 65)

 

Translation

Withholding zakah spoils halal earnings and discharging zakah will not purify unlawful earnings.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar