Thawāb al-Aʿmāl wa ʿiqāb al-Aʿmāl > Punishment of not paying Zakat
Hadith #8

أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِنَا قَالَ: مَنْ مَنَعَ قِیرَاطاً مِنَ الزَّکَاهِ فَمَا هُوَ بِمُؤْمِنٍ وَ لَا مُسْلِمٍ وَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع مَا ضَاعَ مَالٌ فِی بَرٍّ أَوْ بَحْرٍ إِلَّا بِمَنْعِ الزَّکَاهِ وَ قَالَ إِذَا قَامَ الْقَائِمُ أَخَذَ مَانِعَ الزَّکَاهِ فَضَرَبَ عُنُقَهُ.

8. My father (rah) said: it was narrated to me by Sa’d b. Abdillah who said it was narrated to me by Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Khalid from his father from some of our companions who said: “One who pays Zakat, his wealth will never be wasted neither on land nor in the sea. When the Qaim of the progeny of Muhammad reappears, he will cut off the heads of those who do not pay Zakat.”