Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the narration that has been narrated with regards to that if the alms tax is prevented, the condition of the poor and the rich is worsened
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حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن أحمد بن محمد بن خالد، عن بعض من رواه يرفعه قال: إذا منعت الزكاة ساءت حال الفقير والغني. قلت: هذا الفقير تسوء حاله لما منع من حقه، فكيف تسوء حال الغني، قال: الغني المانع للزكاة تسوء حاله في الآخرة.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan bin Ahmad bin Waleed, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan al-Saffar, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Khalid, from some of what he narrated, that he ascribed it, saying: If the alms tax is prevented, the condition of the poor and the rich is worsened. I said: As for the poor, his condition is worsened when he is prevented from his right, but how is the condition of the rich worsened? He said: The rich who prevents (the deduction of) the alms tax, his condition will worsen in the Hereafter.