Zakat: Not for the Progeny of the Prophet (PBUH)

1) Abu Huraira reported that Hasan b. ‘Ali took one of the dates of the sadaqa and put it in his mouth, whereupon the Prophet (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) said: “Leave it, throw it; don’t you know that we do not eat the sadaqa?”

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) as saying: “I go back to my family and I find a date lying on my bed. I then take it up to eat it, but then I throw it away fearing that it may be a sadaqa.”

2) Juwairya, the wife of the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) said that the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) came to her and said: “Is there anything to eat?” She said: “Messenger of Allah, I swear by God, there is no food with us except a bone of goat which my freed maid-servant was given as sadaqa.” Upon this he said: “Bring that to me, for it (the sadaqa) has reached its destination.”

Anas b. Malik reported that Barira present to the Apostle of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) a piece of meat which has been given to her as sadaqa. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: “That is a sadaqa for her and a gift for us.”


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