The Zakah Due On Hadith: Applying It

Qāsim b. Ismāʿīl b. ʿAlī relates: ‘We were at the door of Bishr b. al-Ḥārith, and he came out to us. We said: O Abū Naṣr, narrate ḥadīth to us. He said: Do you pay the zakāh that is due on ḥadīth? I said to him: O Abū Naṣr, is there zākah on ḥadīth? He said: Yes. When you hear ḥadīth or remembrance of God you should apply it.’

—Related by al-Khaṭīb al-Baghdādī in al-Jāmiʿ li Akhlāq al-Rāwī wa Ādāb al-Sāmiʿ

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