In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy.
All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all creation, and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and all his Companions.
These are chapters from Shaikhul-Islām Abu Ismā’īl Al-Harawī’s: “The Book Of Forty Narrations In The Evidences Of Tawhīd.” Born 396H and died 481H may Allah’s mercy be upon him. Verified and annotated by Shaikh ʿAli Nāsir al-Faqīhi. This compilation is an amazing series of narrations in the establishment of the Tawhīd of Allāh, the Mighty and Majestic, especially in the arena of the Names and Attributes that has left the Jahmiyyah and their offspring such as the Ashā’irah and Māturīdīs dumbstruck just as Allāh has said:
وَقُلْ جَاءَ الْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَاطِلُ ۚ إِنَّ الْبَاطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا
“And say: ‘The Truth has come and falsehood has been vanquished. Surely! Falsehood is ever bound to be vanquished.’” (Al-Isrā 17:81)
Chapter 25: Allah Takes the Charity of a Believer with His Hand.
Abu Ismā’īl Al-Harawī (481H) with his chain of narration to ʿAbdullāh Ibn Qatādah al-Mahārabi who said: I heard ʿAbdullāh Ibn Masʿūd (radiyallāhu ʿanhu) say:
“Sadaqah (charity) falls into the Hand of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, before it falls into the hand of the one asking for it.” Then ʿAbdullah recited (…words unclear).
Then al-Harawī brings another chain of narration to al-Qāsim Ibn Muhammad from ʿĀ’ishah (radiyallāhu ʿanhā) from the Prophet with the same words.
Checking: The first chain of narration to Ibn Masʿūd is authentic. The second chain of narration is reported by Al-Haythami in Majmaʿ az-Zawā’id, ‘Chapter: Allah does not accept except what is good/pure’, 3/112, from ʿĀ’ishah. He (Al-Haythami) said, ‘It was reported by Al-Bazzār and all its narrators are trustworthy (thiqāt).’
Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Wāhid.