Hadith on Zaynab: The generosity of the Prophet’s wife

Aisha reported: Some of the wives of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said to him, “Which of us will be the quickest to meet you?” The Prophet said, “The one with the longest hand.” They measured their hands with sticks and Sawdah had the longest of them, yet Zaynab was the first to die. Then, we knew that the length of her hand meant her charity. She was the quickest to meet him and she loved to give charity.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1420, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2542

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ أَنَّ بَعْضَ أَزْوَاجِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قُلْنَ لِلنَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَيُّنَا أَسْرَعُ بِكَ لُحُوقًا قَالَ أَطْوَلُكُنَّ يَدًا فَأَخَذُوا قَصَبَةً يَذْرَعُونَهَا فَكَانَتْ سَوْدَةُ أَطْوَلَهُنَّ يَدًا فَمَاتَتْ زَيْنَبُ أَوَّلُهُنَّ فَعَلِمْنَا بَعْدُ أَنَّمَا كَانَتْ طُولَ يَدِهَا الصَّدَقَةُ وَكَانَتْ أَسْرَعَنَا لُحُوقًا بِهِ وَكَانَتْ تُحِبُّ الصَّدَقَةَ

1420 صحيح البخاري كتاب الزكاة باب فضل صدقة الشحيح الصحيح

2452 صحيح مسلم كتاب فضائل الصحابة رضي الله تعالى عنهم باب من فضائل زينب أم المؤمنين رضي الله عنها