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1) ‘Abdullah b. Abu Aufa said that it was the common practice of the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) that when the people brought to him sadaqa he blessed them: O Allah, bless them, so when Abu Aufa brought to him sadaqa he (the Holy Prophet) said: “O Allah, bless the posterity of Abu Aufa.”

2) Jarir b. ‘Abdullah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) said: “When the collector of sadaqa (zakah) comes to you, (you should see) that he goes away pleased with you.”


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3) Jarir b. ‘Abdullah reported: There came people from among the Bedouins to the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) and said: “Collectors of sadaqa come to us and treat us unjustly.” Upon this the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) said: “Please your col­lectors.” Jarir said: “Ever since I heard it from the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) no collector had departed but was pleased with me.”

 

Source: Economic Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): A Select Anthology of Hadith Literature on Economics, Muhammad Akram Khan. Republished with permission.