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05-06-2023 |17 Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1444 AH


Description: The Prophet (S) said, 'Beware of bribery for verily it is sheer infidelity, and the briber will not even smell the fragrance of Paradise.

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إيّاكُم والرّشوَةَ فإنّها مَحضُ الكُفرِ ، ولا يَشُمُّ صاحِبُ الرّشوةِ رِيحَ الجَنَّةِ.

Reference: ’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 104, p. 274, no. 12]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, 'Allah's curse is on the briber, the bribed, and the agent between them.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لَعَنَ اللّه‏ُ الراشيَ والمُرتَشِيَ والرائشَ الذي يَمشِي بَينَهُما.

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 1508]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'The ruin of your predecessors lay in the fact that they deprived people of their rights and subsequently resorted to buying them back, and they handled people using unethical means, which they followed.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّما أهلَكَ مَن كانَ قَبلَكُم أنَّهُم مَنَعُوا الناسَ الحَقَّ فاشتَرَوهُ ، وأخَذُوهُم بالباطِلِ فاقتَدَوهُ.

Reference: ’[Nahjul Balaghah, Letter 79]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'You know full well that he who is in charge of honour, people's lives, war booty, legal commandments and the leadership of the Muslims must not be a miser… nor should he accept bribes whilst governing for he would forfeit their rights, and base his rulings upon them [the bribes] rather than proper judgment.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): وقد عَلِمتُم أ نَّهُ لا يَنبَغِي أن يكونَ الوالِي علي الفُرُوجِ والدِّماءِ والمَغانِمِ والأحكامِ وإمامَةِ المسلمينَ البَخِيلُ ... ولا المُرتَشِي في الحُكمِ فَيَذهَبَ بالحُقوقِ،ويَقِفَ بِها دُونَ المَقاطِعِ.

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 131]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said about Allah's verse in the Qur’an: "eaters of the unlawful", 'This refers to the man who fulfils a need for a fellow brother and then accepts a gift from him.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في قولِهِ تعالي: «أَكّالُونَ للسُّحْتِ»ـ: هُو الرَّجُلُ يَقضِي لأخِيهِ الحاجَةَ ثُمّ يَقبَلُ هَدِيَّتَهُ.

Reference: ’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 104, p. 273, no. 5]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'Accepting bribes as a judge or ruler is tantamount to disbelief in Allah.

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الرُّشي في الحُكمِ هُو الكُفرُ باللّه‏ِ .

Reference: ’[al-Kafi, v. 7, p. 409, no. 2]