84. The reason due to which the Zakat came to be twenty five Dirhams in every one thousand Dirhams (1/40)

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أبي رحمه الله قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار عن محمد بن أحمد عن ابراهيم بن محمد عن محمد بن حفص عن صباح الحذاء عن ق؟ م عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: قلت له جعلت فداك اخبرني عن الزكاة كيف صارت من كل الف درهم خمسة وعشرين درهما لم يكن أقل منها أو أكثر ما وجهها؟ قال: ان الله تعالى خلق الخلق كلهم فعلم صغيرهم وكبيرهم وعلى غنيهم وفقيرهم فجعل من كل الف إنسان خمسة وعشرين مسكينا فلو علم ان ذلك لا يسعهم لزادهم لانه خالقهم وهو أعلم بهم.

1. My father said, ‘Muhammad Bin Yahya Al Ataar narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Ahmad, from Ibrahim Bin Muhammad, from Muhammad Bin Hafs, from Sabah Al Haza’a, from Qasam, (The narrator says) ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (a.s.), ‘May I be sacrificed for you (a.s.)! Inform me about the Zakat, how it came to be twenty-five Dirhams from every one thousand Dirhams, and did not become any less from it, or more. What is its reason?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Allah (azwj) Blessed and High Created the creatures, all of them, so He (azwj) Knows their smaller ones, and their greater ones, and their rich ones, and their poor ones. So, He (azwj) Made twenty five poor ones from every thousand human beings. Thus, had He (azwj) Known that, that is not sufficient for them, He (azwj) would have Increased it for them, because He (azwj) is their Creator, and He (azwj) is a Knower of them’.