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09-12-2023 |27 Jumādá al-ūlá 1445 AH


Description: The Prophet (S) said, 'Allah has made generosity the greatest moral virtue.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): السَّخاءُ خُلُقُ اللّه‏ِ الأعظَمُ.

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 15926]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, 'Allah has created every single vicegerent of His with generosity as their natural disposition.

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): ما جَبَلَ اللّه‏ُ ولِيّاً لَهُ إلّا عَلي السَّخاءِ.

Reference: ’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 16204]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'Generosity is a means of nearness [to Allah].’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): السَّخاءُ قُربَةٌ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 72, p. 193, no. 9]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'The heart can only be made use of [to the best of its capacity] with generosity.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا يُستَعانُ عَلَي اللُّبِّ إلّا بالسَّخاءِ.

Reference: ’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 7, no. 59]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'Generosity is the fruit of the intellect, and contentment is the proof of magnanimity.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): السَّخاءُ ثَمَرَةُ العَقلِ، والقَناعَةُ بُرهانُ النُّبلِ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2145]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'Generosity cultivates love.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): السَّخاءُ يَزرَعُ المَحَبَّةَ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 306]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'Generosity imparts love and adorns one's character.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): السَّخاءُ يُكسِبُ المَحَبَّةَ ويُزَيِّنُ الأخلاقَ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1600]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'Generosity is one of the noble traits possessed by prophets. It is the pillar of belief, such that only a true believer will be generous, as well as one who possesses great certainty and high aspiration, for generosity is a gleam from the light of certainty, and the one who knows what he wants finds it easy to give away.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): السَّخاءُ مِن أخلاقِ الأنبياءِ، وهُو عِمادُ الإيمانِ ، ولا يكونُ مؤمنٌ إلّا سَخيّاً، ولا يكونُ سَخيّاً إلّا ذو يَقينٍ وهِمَّةٍ عالِيَةٍ ؛ لأنَّ السَّخاءَ شُعاعُ نورِ اليَقينِ ، ومَن عَرَفَ ما قَصَدَ ، هانَ علَيهِ ما بَذَلَ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 355, no. 17]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'The best ones from among you are those who are liberal and the worst ones from among you are the miserly.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): خِيارُكُم سُمَحاؤكُم وشِرارُكُم بُخَلاؤكُم.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, p. 350, no. 3]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, 'The generous person is close to Allah, close to people and close to Paradise.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): السَّخِيُّ قَريبٌ مِنَ اللّه‏ِ، قريبٌ مِن الناسِ ، قَريبٌ مِن الجَنَّةِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 308, no. 37]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, 'Relinquish the generous person's sin for verily Allah takes him by the hand every time he slips.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): تَجافَوا عن ذَنبِ السَّخِيِّ فإنَّ اللّه‏َ آخِذٌ بيدِهِ كُلَّما عَثَرَ .

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 16212]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'A generous youth burdened by sins is more beloved to Allah than a worshipping but miserly old man.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): شابٌّ سَخِيٌّ مُرَهَّقٌ في الذُّنوبِ أحَبُّ إلي اللّه‏ِ عزّوجلّ مِن شَيخٍ عابِدٍ بَخيلٍ .

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 307, no. 34]

Description: Imam Ar-Ridha’ (a.s.) said, 'The generous person partakes of other people's food in order that they may [feel comfortable to] partake of his food, whereas the miser does not partake of others' food so that they may not eat from his.’

الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): السَّخِيُّ يَأكُلُ مِن طَعامِ الناسِ لِيَأكُلُوا مِن طَعامِهِ ، والبَخيلُ لا يَأكُلُ مِن طَعامِ الناسِ لِئَلاّ يَأكُلُوا مِن طَعامِهِ .

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 352, no. 8]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'The kind and generous person is he who spends his wealth for a right cause.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): السَّخِيُّ الكريمُ الذي يُنفِقُ مالَهُ في حَقٍّ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 353, no. 11]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'Generosity is when the act of giving is initiated. When it is prompted by a request however, it is merely out of a sense of embarrassment or obligation.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): السَّخاءُ ما كانَ ابتِداءً ، فَأمّا ما كانَ مِن مَسألَةٍ فَحَياءٌ وتَذَمُّمٌ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, p. 357, no. 21]

Description: Imam al-’Askari (a.s.) said, 'Generosity has a set limit, and if taken to extremes becomes squandering.’

الإمامُ العسكريُّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ للسَّخاءِ مِقدارا فإنْ زادَ علَيهِ فهُو سَرَفٌ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 69, p. 407, no. 115]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, 'The most generous of people is he who fulfils payment of the alms-tax due upon him.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أسخَي الناسِ مَن أدّي زَكاةَ مالِهِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 112, no. 2]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'Generosity is that you contribute willingly from your own wealth, and restrain yourself from other people's wealth.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): السَّخاءُ أن تَكونَ بمالِكَ مُتَبَرِّعاً وعن مالِ غَيرِكَ مُتَوَرِّعاً.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1928]