Ushr (Giving in charity 10% of the income)  
 
* The Holy Prophet has said : “Give away tenth part of honey”. (Baihaqi)

* Hadrat Abu Siyadah has reported : “I went to the Holy Prophet and said, ‘O Prophet of Allah ! I have kept bees whereupon he instructed me to give away the tenth part”. He has explained it thus “One leather bag of honey out of every ten leather bags is obligatory”. (Tirmidhi)


* It was narrated that AliRZ said: Three people came to the ProphetSAS and one of them said: O Messenger of Allah, I had one hundred dinars and I gave ten of them in charity. The next one said: O Messenger of Allah, I had ten dinars and I gave one of them in charity. The next one said: I had one dinar and I gave one-tenth of it in charity. The MessengerSAS of Allah said: "You are all same in reward, for each of you gave one-tenth of his wealth".
(Musnad Ali Ibn Abi Talib, Hadith #723, Musnad Ahmad Bin Hanbal, Arabic - English Translation-Volume 1 )


* It was narrated that AliRZ said: Three people came to the ProphetSAS and one of them said: I had one hundred Ooqiyahs and I spent ten Ooqiyah (in charity). The next one said: I had one hundred dinars and I spent ten dinars (in charity). The next one said: I had ten dinars and I spent one dinar (in charity). The ProphetSAS of Allah said: "You are equal in reward, for each of you gave one-tenth of his wealth in charity".
(Musnad Ali Ibn Abi Talib, Hadith #925, Musnad Ahmad Bin Hanbal, Arabic - English Translation-Volume 1 )


* The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "If anyone gives in charity something equal to a date from his honestly earned money for nothing ascends to God except good then God will take it in His Right (Hand) and bring it up for its owner as anyone of you brings up a baby horse, until it becomes like a mountain...Nothing ascends to God except good."
(Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Number 525B)

Darimi has quoted Fatima bint Qais as narrating the Tradition:
*“Muhammad bin Al-Tufail has narrated from Shareek, and he from Abu Hamza, and he from ‘Amir, and he from Fatima bint Qais that she had heard Hazrat Prophet MuhammadSLM saying, ‘There are rights [of other people] in your wealth, besides zakat.’”
Hazrat Ibn UmarRZ too has narrated the same Tradition:
“Ibn UmarRZ has narrated from Ma’az, and he has narrated from Hatim bin Abi Sa’eera, and he from Rubah bin ‘Ubaida and he from Qaz’ah, ‘I told Ibn Umar that I have wealth. And I asked him what you would command me to do? To whom should I pay its zakat?’ Ibn UmarRZ said, ‘Pay its zakat to the va’li [friend] of the community or the nobles of the community. However, there are other rights in your wealth.’”
Hasan too has narrated the same Tradition:
“Abdul A’la has narrated this Tradition from Hisham, and he has narrated from Hasan that there is other sadaqa [charity] in the wealth than the zakat”.
(Khul-ul-Jawahir)

* “A group of the successors of the ProphetSLM’s CompanionsRZ, including Nakh’ie, Shu’bie, ‘Ataa and Mujahid contend that there are rights other than zakat in [one’s] wealth. Someone asked Shu’bie, ‘Are there rights other than zakat in the wealth?’ He replied, ‘Yes. Have you not heard the command of Allah, … But righteous is he who… giveth his wealth, for the love of Him, to kinsfolk and to orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask, and to set slaves free….’(2:177) Further, he argued in favour of his contention on the basis of the following Verses: …And spend of that We have bestowed on them, (8:3) and Spend of that wherewith We have provided…. (2:254) He says that this command has not been abrogated by the Verse that makes zakat obligatory. Instead, it is included in the principle that a Muslim has a right over [other] Muslim.”
(Ahya al-‘Uloom, Imam Ghazali) (Khul-ul-Jawahir)

*Hazrat AliRZ narrates:
“A beggar asked for something from Hazrat AliRZ. HazratRZ asked his son HasanRZ or HusainRZ to go to his mother (Hazrat Bibi FathimaRZ), saying, ‘I had kept six dirham with her. Bring one dirham from her.’ He went and came back and said, ‘She says that you had kept these six dirhams to purchase flour.’ Hazrat AliRZ said, ‘No person of faith will be true in his Faith unless he has more trust in the bestowal of Allah Most High than what is in his own hands. Hence, tell her to send all the six dirhams.’ Hazrat Bibi FathimaRZ sent all the six dirhams. He gave them to the beggar. The narrator says that around the same time a person came with a camel to sell. Hazrat AliRZ asked, ‘How much do you want for the camel?’ The seller said, ‘One hundred and forty dirhams.’ Hazrat AliRZ said, ‘I have bought the camel. Tie it there. We will send the money later.’ The seller tied the camel and went away. Another person came and asked who owned the camel. Hazrat AliRZ said, ‘It is mine.’ he asked, 'Will you sell it to me?’ Hazrat AliRZ said, ‘Yes.” He asked, ‘How much?’ Hazrat AliRZ said, ‘Two hundred dirhams.’ He paid the 200 dirhams and went away with the camel. Hazrat AliRZ paid 140 dirhams to the person who had sold the camel to Hazrat AliRZ. Then he came to Bibi FathimaRZ with the remaining 60 dirhams. The BibiRZ asked, ‘How is this?’ Hazrat AliRZ said, ‘This is the proof of the promise Allah Most High has made through His ProphetSLM that if a person does one good deed We give him the reward ten times that good. [In other words, we had given six dirhams to the beggar, and Allah has given us sixty dirhams.’”
(Kanz al-Amaal, Vol. 3) (Khul-ul-Jawahir)

 
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