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Clarify the wage before work begins

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Is this Hadith reliable?

من استأجر أجيرا فليسم له إجارته

‘Whoever employs an employee, should specify for him his wage [in advance].’


This Hadith is recorded -with slight variation in wording- by the student of Imam Abu Hanifah; Imam Muhammad ibn Hasan Ash-Shaybani (rahimahumallah) in his Kitabul Athar, with a reliable chain.

Imam ‘Abdur Razzaq (rahimahullah) has recorded it with the exact words cited in question with a reliable chain too.

Refer: Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 15023-15024, Nasbur Rayah, Hadith: 6792-6796, and At-Ta’rifu wal Ikhbar, Hadith: 840. Also see: Sunanul Kubra of Bayhaqi, vol. 6 pg. 120.

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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