In the book titled "Contemporary Zakat" by Mahmoud Abu-Saud, he quotes a Hadith which I'm rephrasing here: "The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) order a Zakat Collector by the name of Abu Hathama to take whatever is beyond the living cost."

From this Abu Saud validates the idea that the Nisab corresponds to the average family yearly living cost.

Where can I find this Hadith? I need the reference. If someone has access to his book, please verify if this Hadith is authentic.

  • Salam and welcome to IslamSE.As you've already quoted the book and it's author can't you add the quote and if possible a link. Doesn't the author reveal his source?
    – Medi1Saif
    Nov 25, 2022 at 16:31
  • Walaikumussalam. I don't have the book. I read this in a paper that itself quoted the author. Nov 25, 2022 at 16:57
  • But was the author quoted in his own words or as a description as you've done?
    – Medi1Saif
    Nov 25, 2022 at 18:26
  • as a description, not in his own words Nov 25, 2022 at 19:39
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    I wonder if this is heavily paraphrased. e.g. there is a hadith about Abu Hathama being sent to assess the 'ushr due on the produce of an orchard. He estimated and exempted an amount that would be used for feeding the owner's family and wasted by wind etc. and the Prophet ﷺ approved of it.
    – UmH
    Nov 26, 2022 at 6:12


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