Giving of Zakat is from al-Eemaan – Shaykh al-Albaani
Taken from Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah
by The Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’ Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaani
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya
No. 1046 – The Messenger of Allaah –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam– said:
‘There are three things, whoever does them then he has tasted the flavour of Eemaan: whoever worshipped Allaah Alone, and there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and whoever gives of his wealth as a means of goodness from himself being concerned to give it every year, not giving (from livestock) which is old and decrepit, mangy or sick or an animal that is small and unpleasant which is stingy with its milk, but rather he gives from the average of his wealth as indeed Allaah does not ask you for the best of it and He does not order the worst of it.’
Shaykh Al-Albaani said:
‘In the narrations of Tabarani and al-Bayhaqi an extra wording mentions:
‘And he purified his soul. So a man said: ‘and what is purifying the soul?’ He said: ‘That he knows that Allaah –Azza wa Jal – is with him wherever he is.’
This chain is authentic.
Benefit: the saying of the Messenger -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- :‘that Allaah –Azza wa Jal – is with himwherever he is.’
‘Imaam Muhammad bin Yahya ad-Dhuhali said: ‘He meant that Allaah’s Knowledge is in every place, whilst Allaah is upon His ‘Arsh.’
This was quoted by Hafidh Dhahabi in his book ‘al-Uloo’ No. 73, with my research and summary. As for the saying of the common folk and many of thenotable people that Allaah is present in every place or in everything that exists, by which they mean His physical presence, then this is misguidance. Ratherit (this saying) is taken from the statement‘Wahdatul Wajood’ (Unity of existence) propagatedby the extreme Soofis, those who do not differentiate between The Creator and the creationwho believe, as one of their senior ones said: ‘everything that you see with your eyes is Allaah!’
May Allaah be exalted far and high above what they say about Him.’
All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His peace and blessings be upon our final Prophet Muhammad, his Family, his Companions and all those who follow his guidance.