Hadith on Zakat: Paying obligatory charity removes his evil

Jabir reported: A man among his people said, “O Messenger of Allah, what do you think if a man pays alms on his wealth?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever pays alms on his wealth, his evil will depart from him.

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 1579

Grade: Hasan li ghayrihi (fair due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَجُلٌ مِنَ الْقَوْمِ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَرَأَيْتَ إِذَا أَدَّى رَجُلٌ زَكَاةَ مَالِهِ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ أَدَّى زَكَاةَ مَالِهِ فَقَدْ ذَهَبَ عَنْهُ شَرُّهُ

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