Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the apparent and the internal alms tax
Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن الحسن - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا أحمد بن إدريس، قال: حدثنا محمد بن أحمد، قال: حدثنا أبو عبد الله الرازي، عن نصر بن الصباح، عن المفضل بن عمر، قال: كنت عند أبي عبد الله عليه السلام فسأله رجل: في كم تجب الزكاة من المال؟ فقال له: الزكاة الظاهرة أم الباطنة تريد؟ قال: أريدهما جميعا، فقال: أما الظاهرة ففي كل ألف خمسة وعشرون درهما، وأما الباطنة فلا تستأثر على أخيك بما هو أحوج إليك منك.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Ahmad bin Idrees, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Ahmad, that he said: We were told by Abu Abdillah al-Razi, from Nasr bin Sabah, from Mufaddal bin Umar, that he said: I was at the place of Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, and a man asked him: In how much does the alms tax of money become obligatory? So he said to him: Is it the apparent alms tax or the internal one that you intend? He said: I intend both of them. he said: As for the apparent, in every thousand there is twenty five dirhams, and as for the internal, (it is that you) do not specify for yourself rather than your brother that which he is more in need of than you.