119. The reason due to which the dates in the Fitra came to be more preferable than something else - Hadith #1

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حدثنا محمد بن الحسن رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار عن ابن هاشم وأيوب بن نوح ومحمد بن عبد الجبار ويعقوب بن يزيد، عن محمد ابن أبي عمير، عن هشام بن الحكم عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: التمر في الفطر افضل من غيره لانه أسرع منفعة وذلك انه إذا وقع في يد صاحبه اكل منه وقال نتزلت الزكاة وليس للناس أموال، وإنما كانت الفطرة.

1. Muhammad Bin Al Hassan narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Al Hassan Al Saffar, from Ibn Hashim and Ayoub Bin Nuh and Muhammad Bin Abdul Jabbar and Yaqoub Bin Yazeed, from Muhammad Bin Abu Umeyr, from Hisahm Bin Al Hakam, Abu Abdullah (a.s.) has said: ‘The dates in the Fitra is preferable than something else, because it is quick to the benefit, and that is when it reaches in the hand of its owner, he would eat from it’. And he (a.s.) said: ‘And the Zakat was Revealed, there was not (much) wealth for the people, but rather, the Fitra was there’.