90. The reason due to which it is allowed for the man that he should take the Zakat and in his presence is livelihood for a month, or livelihood for a year

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أبي رحمه الله قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله عن محمد بن الحسين بن أبي الخطاب عن صفوان بن يحيى عن علي بن اسماعيل الدغشى قال: سألت أبا الحسن (ع) عن السائل وعنده قوت يوم أيحل له ان يسئل وان أعطى شيئا من قبل أن يسئل يحل له أن يقبله؟ قال: يأخذه وعنده قوت شهر وما يكفيه لسنة من الزكاة لانها إنما هي من سنة إلى سنة.


1. My father said, ‘Sa’ad Bin Abdullah narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Al Husayn Bin Abu Al Khatab, from Safwan Bin Yahya, from Ali Bin Ismail Al Dagshy who said, ‘I asked Abu Al-Hassan (asws) about the beggar, and with him is livelihood or a day. Is it Permissible for him that he should be begging, and if he is given something from before he asks, is it Permissible for him that he should accept it?’ He (asws) said: ‘He should take it and with him is livelihood for a month, and what suffices him for a year from the Zakat, because, rather it is from a year to a year’.