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The reward for donating one date

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Is there a Hadith – that if a person give a date in the path of Allah, Allah will reward him with mountains in gold but if he give mountains of gold for name and fame (i.e, without sincerity) Allah will take him to task on day of Qiyamah.

If so is it authentic?


Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) said:

When one donates charity equal to a date from pure earnings, – and Allah will only accept that which is pure- Allah accepts it and grows it (the reward) just like some of you grow your young animals until it (the reward) reaches the size of a mountain.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1410)

The second part of your question seems to be the understanding of a combination of Hadiths. I haven’t seen it in any particular Hadith as clear as that.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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