Amount of wealth that precludes the entitlement to sadaqa
Amount of wealth that precludes the entitlement to sadaqa

Book:

The Book of Zakat - كتاب الزكاة

Chapter:

The Persons to whom Zaktit is Due

Section:The qualifications for entitlement to zakat
Topic/Issue:2567 - Amount of wealth that precludes the entitlement to sadaqa --
Agreement:The majority of the jurists maintained that it is not permitted for all the wealthy persons, except the five that have been mentioned by the Prophet (Gods peace and blessings be upon him) in his saying, "Sadaqa is not permitted to a wealthy person, except five types: the warrior fighting in the path of Allah; the worker who collects it; a debtor; (the person who buys it with his money) and a person who has a poor neighbor to whom he gives charity and the poor man gives a gift to this rich man"
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam ShafiThe limit preventing sadaqa is the minimum to which the name can be applied. It is based on the literal meanini,
Imam Abu HanifaA wealthy person is one who owns the nisabIt is based on legal meaning. It is these persons whom the Prophet (God’s peace and blessings be upon him) termed as wealthy in his words addressed to Muadh in his tradition, "Inform them that Allah has made sadaqa obligatory for them, which is to be taken from the wealthy amongst them and is to be given to their poor". As the rich here were those who owned theit follows that the poor should be their opposites.
Imam MalikThere is no limit in this and it is a matter referred to ijtihadIt is the minimum to which the name can be applied and it is not limited and that it differs with circumstances, needs, persons, locations, and times
Tags :Worship, Zakah, Categories, Qualifications,Rich
References:1[pg:321]
Last Updated:2011-02-12

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