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.
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.