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Akhlaq >> Charity

Total 98 hadees found


رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أرضُ القِيامَةِ نارٌ، ما خَلا ظِلَّ المؤمِنِ فإنَّ صَدَقَتَهُ تُظِلُّهُ

The earth on the Day of Resurrection will be scorching, except for the shadow of a believer, for verily his charity will serve him as shade.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 4, no. 6; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 175

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصَّدقَةُ جُنَّةٌ مِن النار

Charity acts as a shield against the fire
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Wasael al-Shi`aah, v. 6, p. 258, no. 17; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 175

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ اللّه‏َ تبارَكَ وتعالى يقولُ: ما مِن شَيءٍ إلّا وقد وَكَّلتُ مَن يَقبِضُهُ غَيرِي، إلّا الصَّدَقةَ؛ فإنّي أتَلَقَّفُها بِيَدِي تَلَقُّـفا

Verily Allah, Blessed and most High, says, ‘In My stead, I have entrusted every single thing to the one who grasps it, except for charity, for verily I immediately seize that up in My Hand.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 96, p. 134, no. 68; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 176

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): الصَّدقَةُ تَمنَعُ مِيتَةَ السُّوءِ

Charity prevents an undignified death.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
al-Kafi, v. 4, p. 2, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 176

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصَّدَقةُ دَواءٌ مُنجِحٌ

Charity is an effective cure.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 7; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 176

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) :أكثِرُوا مِنَ الصَّدَقَةِ تُرزَقُوا

Increase your charity and you will be given [increased] sustenance.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
A`alam al-Din, p. 333; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 177

الإمامُ‏عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اِستَنزِلُوا الرِّزقَ بِالصَّدَقةِ

Attract sustenance by giving charity.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 68, no. 13; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 177

الإمامُ‏عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا أملَقتُم فَتاجِرُوا اللّه‏َ بِالصَّدَقةِ

If you are reduced to poverty, then trade with Allah through giving in charity.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 258; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 177

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّي لاَُملِقُ أحياناً، فَاُتاجِرُ اللّه‏َ بِالصَّدَقةِ

I am sometimes reduced to poverty, so I trade with Allah through charity.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 206, no. 54; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 177

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصَّدَقةُ تَقضِي الدَّينَ وتُخلِفُ بِالبَرَكَةِ

Giving in charity helps settle debts and leaves behind blessings.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 96, p. 134, no. 68; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 177

رُويَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) أنَّه قالَ: إنَّ على كُلِّ مُسلمٍ في كلِّ يَومٍ صَدَقةً، قيلَ: مَن يُطِيقُ ذلكَ؟ قالَ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إماطَتُكَ الأذى عنِ الطَّريقِ صَدَقةٌ، وإرشادُكَ الرَّجُلَ إلى الطَّريقِ صَدَقةٌ، وعِيادَتُكَ المَريضَ صَدَقةٌ، وأمرُكَ بالمَعروفِ صَدَقةٌ، ونَهيُكَ عنِ المُنكَرِ صَدَقةٌ، ورَدُّكَ السَّلامَ صَدَقَةٌ

Verily every single Muslim is to give in charity every single day.’ When asked who would be capable of such a thing, he replied, ‘Your removal of an obstacle from the road is a charitable act; your guiding someone the way is a charitable act; your visiting the sick is a charitable act; your enjoinment of good to others is a charitable act; your forbidding others from wrongdoing is a charitable act, and your returning the greeting of peace is a charitable act.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 75, p. 50, no. 4; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 177

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): كُلُّ مَعروفٍ صَدَقةٌ

Every kindly act is considered charity.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
al-Khisal, p. 134, no. 145; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 178

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أمسِكْ لِسانَكَ؛ فإنّها صَدَقةٌ تَصَدَّقُ بها على نَفسِكَ

Guard your tongue, for verily this is a charitable act that you perform for your own sake.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 114, no. 7; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 178

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): تَركُ الشَّرِّ صَدَقةٌ

Abandoning evil [acts] is an act of charity.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 160, no. 168; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 178

20ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): صَدَقةٌ يُحِبُّها اللّه‏ُ: إصلاحٌ بينَ الناسِ إذا تَفاسَدُوا، وتَقارُبٌ بَينَهِم إذا تَباعَدُوا

A charitable act that Allah loves indeed is reconciling people when they have become estranged to one another, and bringing them close together when they have become distanced from each other.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 209, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 178

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إسماعُ الأصَمِّ مِن غَيرِ تَضَجُّرٍ صَدَقةٌ هَنِيئَةٌ

Making a deaf person hear without becoming irritated is a wholesome act of charity.’
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 74, p. 388, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 178

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنَّ أفضَلَ الصَّدَقةِ صَدَقةُ اللِّسانِ، تَحقُنُ بهِ الدِّماءَ، وتَدفَعُ بهِ الكَريهَةَ، وتَجُرُّ المَنفَعةَ إلى أخيكَ المُسلِمِ

The best form of charity is charity with one’s tongue through which lives are spared, adversities repelled, and benefits attracted towards one’s Muslim brother.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Qasas al-Anbiya’ li al-Rawandi, p. 188, no. 235; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 179

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) ـ لَمّا سُئلَ عن أفضَلِ الصَّدَقةِ ـ: على ذِي الرَّحِمِ الكاشِحِ

Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.) when asked about the best act of charity, replied, ‘[It is the act of charity] towards a kin against whom one harbours secret enmity.’
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sawab al-A`amal, p. 171, no. 18; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 179

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أفضَلُ الصَّدَقةِ إبرادُ الكَبِدِ الحَرّى

The best form of charity is to cool down someone’s internal heat [by quenching their thirst].
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 96, p. 172, no. 8; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 179

الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): عَونُكَ لِلضَّعيفِ مِن أفضَلِ الصَّدَقةِ

Your assistance of the weak is one of the best forms of charity.
Imām Mūsā ibn Ja‘far al-Kāżim (a.s.)
Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, p. 414; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 179

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنَّ أفضَلَ ما تَوَسَّلَ بهِ المُتَوَسِّلُونَ إلى اللّه‏ِ سبحانَهُ وتعالى، الإيمانُ بهِ وبرسولِهِ ... وصَدَقةُ السِّرِّ فإنّها تُكَفِّرُ الخَطيئةَ، وصَدَقةُ العَلانيَةِ فإنّها تَدفَعُ مِيتةَ السَّوءِ

Among the best means by which those who seek nearness to Allah may have recourse to His nearness, Blessed and most High, are: faith in Him and in His messenger …, giving charity secretly for verily it atones for one’s misdeeds, and giving charity openly for verily it protects against an undignified death.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Sermon 110; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 180

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في الإمامِ زينِ العابِدِينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ: إنّهُ كانَ يَخرُجُ في اللَّيلةِ الظَّلماءِ، فَيَحمِلُ الجِرابَ على ظَهرِهِ حتّى يَأتِيَ باباً باباً، فَيَقرَعَهُ ثمّ يُناوِلَ مَن كانَ يَخرُجُ إلَيهِ، وكانَ يُغَطِّي وَجهَهُ إذا ناوَلَ فَقيراً لِئلاّ يَعرِفَهُ

Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.) describing his father Imam Zayn al-Abidin (AS), ‘He used to go out in the dark night carrying a sack on his back and going from door to door, knocking on each and giving to whoever came out to answer it. He used to cover his face when giving to the poor in order that they may not recognise him.’
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 46, p. 89, no. 77; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 180

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا تَتَصَدَّقْ على أعيُنِ الناسِ لِيُزَكُّوكَ؛ فإنّكَ إن فَعَلتَ ذلكَ فَقَدِ استَوفَيتَ أجرَكَ، ولكنْ إذا أعطَيتَ بِيَمِينِكَ فلا تُطلِعْ علَيها شِمالَكَ؛ فإنَّ الذي تَتَصَدَّقُ لَهُ سِرّاً يَجزِيكَ عَلانِيَةً

Do not give charity openly for people to see and commend you for it, for verily when you do that, you have already received your reward for it [in their commendation]. However, if you give with your right hand such that your left hand does not come to know it, then the One for whose sake you have secretly given charity will surely reward you for it openly.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 284, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 180

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصَّدَقةُ واللّه‏ِ في السِّرِّ أفضَلُ مِنَ الصَّدَقةِ في العَلانِيَةِ، وكذلكَ واللّه‏ِ العِبادَةُ في السِّرِّ أفضَلُ مِنها في العَلانِيَةِ

By Allah, charity given secretly is better than charity given openly, just as, by Allah, worship performed secretly is better than worship performed openly.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 4, p. 8, no. 2; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 180

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ صَدَقَةَ الليلِ تُطفِئُ غَضَبَ الرَّبِّ، وتَمحُو الذَّنبَ العَظيمَ، وتُهَوِّنُ الحِسابَ، وصَدَقةَ النَّهارِ تُثمِرُ المالَ، وتَزِيدُ في العُمرِ

Verily charity given at night [i.e. secretly in the dark of the night] extinguishes the wrath of the Lord, wipes away grave sins and facilitates one’s account [on the Day of Resurrection]. Charity given during the day [in broad daylight] makes one’s wealth thrive and increases one’s lifespan.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 96, p. 125, no. 39; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 181

الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا تَبذُلْ لإِخوانِكَ مِن نفسِكَ ما ضَرُّهُ علَيكَ أكثَرُ مِن مَنفَعَتِهِ لَهُم

Do not give away of yourself to your brothers so much that the loss incurred by you supercedes the benefit to them.
Imām Mūsā ibn Ja‘far al-Kāżim (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 4, p. 33, no. 2; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 181

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لمّا سُـئلَ عنِ الصَّدَقةِ على مَن يَسألُ على الأبوابِ، أو يُمسِكُ ذلكَ عَنهُم ويُعطِيهِ ذَوِي قَرابَتِهِ ؟ ـ: لا، بل يَبعَثُ بها إلى مَن بينَهُ وبينَهُ قَرابَةٌ، فهذا أعظَمُ لِلأجرِ

Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.) was once asked whether one should give charity to those who beg at people’s doors, or whether to withhold it from them and give it to one’s poor relatives instead, to which he replied, ‘No, rather one should send it to a [poor] relative, for that holds a greater reward.’
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, p. 171, no. 20; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 181

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ أيضا ـ: المَحرومُ المُحارَفُ الذي قد حُرِمَ كَدَّ يَدِهِ في الشِّراءِ والبَيعِ

Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.) said with regards to Allah’s verse in the Qur’an: “…the beggar and the deprived”, ‘The deprived is the disabled one who is deprived of the use of his hands for working in trade.’
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 500, no. 12; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 182

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): تَصَدَّقُوا مِن غَيرِ مَخِيلَةٍ؛ فإنَّ المَخِيلَةَ تُبطِلُ الأجرَ

Give in charity without conceitedness, for verily conceitedness does away with your reward [for it].
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 2, p. 120; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 182

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): المَطلُ والمَنُّ مُنَكِّداً الإحسانِ

Delaying [one’s promise of] giving and reproaching someone for a gift embitters the goodness of the favor.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1595; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 182

“A worshipper prayed to Allah for eighty years. Then he fell in love with a woman and fulfilled his desires with her. When the angel of death approached him, he became mute. A beggar happened to pass by. That person pointed out the beggar to take the piece of bread lying in his pocket. The Almighty Allah had destroyed his worship of eighty years due to the adultery committed by him but He forgave him for offering that piece of bread.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 184/185

“My father used to say that the first deed to be rewarded on the Day of Judgment is offering water as Sadaqah.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 185

The narrator was present near Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) when there was a discussion about illness. Imam said, “Treat your illness with Sadaqah. Why don’t you offer a day’s food as Sadaqah? If the angel of death is ordered to take out the soul of a person and he pays Sadaqah, the angel of death is told to return.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 185

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his father that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) asked a person, “Did you fast today?” “No,” he replied. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) asked, “Did you visit a sick person?” “No,” he replied. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) asked, “Did you attend a funeral?” He said, “No.” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) asked, “Did you feed a poor?” He replied, “No.” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) told him, “Go to your family and kiss them. It will be Sadaqah for them.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 185

“Making a deaf understand something without getting irritated is also a good charity.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 185

There was drought in Bani Israel for many years at a stretch. A woman kept a morsel in her mouth. A beggar passed by and called out, “O woman! I am hungry.” The woman thought that she should offer Sadaqah and took out the morsel from her mouth and gave it to the beggar. The woman had a young child who had gone to collect some firewood in the forest. A wolf picked the child up and started running away. The woman started chasing that wolf. Allah sent Jibraeel at that time and he took the child from wolf and returned him to his mother and told her, “O woman! Are you happy to get the return of that morsel through this one?”
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 185/186

“Allah keeps away from sorrow, wild animals and unpleasant death one who gives charity during the day or night.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 186

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his predecessors that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Sadaqah keeps one away from unpleasant death.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 186

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his predecessors that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “The ground of Qiyamat is fire except the shade of a believer. Indeed his Sadaqah shades him.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 186

Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.) was asked,“Is it better for a rich person to give Sadaqah or to buy a slave and free him?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “I prefer Sadaqah.”
Imām Mūsā ibn Ja‘far al-Kāżim (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 186

“Good deeds and Sadaqah keep poverty away, increases life. A person who does good deeds and gives Sadaqah is safe from seventy types of unpleasant deaths.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 186

Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) narrates that Amirul Momineen (a.s.) said that once he gave a dinar as Sadaqah. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) told him,“O Ali! Don’t you know, that before a believer gives Sadaqah seventy Satans are released and they plead him not to do so. This Sadaqah passes through the hands of Allah before reaching the hands of the beggar.” Then he recited the verse: ‘Don’t you know that only Allah accepts the repentance of the servants and takes Sadaqah. Surely Allah is the Greatest Forgiver and Most Merciful.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 186/187

“Instead of going for Hajj I would prefer freeing a slave.” Then he went on increasing the number of slaves to be freed one by one comparing them with a single Hajj till he reached ten. Further he increased the number of slaves to be freed in multiples of ten comparing them with a single Hajj till he reached seventy. Then he said, “I like to feed a Muslim family, clothe them and safeguard their honor instead of going for a Hajj.” Then he went on increasing the number of Hajj by one comparing them with care of a family till he reached ten. Further he increased the number of Hajj in multiples of ten comparing them with care of a family till he reached seventy.
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 187

“If eighty people do a good deed together each person will get the reward equal to that of all the people without decrease in the reward of any one of them.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 187

“The Sadaqah given at the time of prosperity is the best Sadaqah.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 187

The narrator asked Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) or Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.),“Which Sadaqah is the best?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Sadaqah given from a little wealth. Didn’t you hear Allah’s saying: ‘and prefer (them) before themselves though poverty may afflict them’?[Surah Hashr 59:9]. Do you realize its excellence now?”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 187/188

“Giving Sadaqah with hand keeps away unpleasant death. It keeps away seventy types of calamities and opens Satanic mouths all stopping the person from giving Sadaqah.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 188

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his predecessors that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) was asked, “Which Sadaqah is better?” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) replied, “Giving Sadaqah to an inimical relative.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 188

“The Almighty Allah keeps seventy calamities away from one who gives Sadaqah in the month of Ramadan.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 188

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) was asked, “Should we give Sadaqah to beggars or to our near relatives?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Give it to your near relatives for it carries greater reward.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 188

It is narrated that Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) never used to return any beggar away empty-handed on the day of Arafah.
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 188

“The reward and punishment of good deeds and sins respectively has equal weight on Friday.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 188

It is narrated that a beggar came to Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) on Thursday night. Imam returned him empty-handed and told the people present there, “I had enough money to give him as Sadaqah but Sadaqah given on Friday carries multiple rewards.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 188/189

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.) said, “Giving Sadaqah secretly cools the anger of Allah.”
Imām `Alī ibn Husayn (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 189

“A Sadaqah given openly keeps away seventy calamities and giving Sadaqah secretly cools Allah’s anger.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 189

“Giving Sadaqah at night keeps away unpleasant death and seventy types of calamities.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 189

“Giving Sadaqah at night cools the anger of the Lord.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 189

“Sadaqah given during day dissolves sins like water dissolves salt. Giving Sadaqah at night cools the anger of the Lord.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 189

It is narrated from Mualla bin Khunais that one night Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) came out of his house. It was raining heavily. Imam walked and Mualla followed him. Suddenly a thing fell from Imam’s hands. Imam recited Bismillaah and prayed to Allah to get the lost thing back. He went near the Imam and saluted him. Imam (a.s.) asked, “Are you Mualla?” He replied, “Yes, may I be sacrificed for you.” The Imam said, “Move your hand on the ground and see if you find something.” He started searching and came to know that it was a bag containing bread when he found it out. He told the Imam, “May I be sacrificed for you, I will carry it.” Imam (a.s.) replied, “I have right to carry it more than you but you come along with me.” They both went to the hutments of Bani Saidah. Some people were sleeping over there. Imam kept a few loaves near each person and they returned. Mualla asked Imam, “Are they on the right religion?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “If they had been on the right religion I would have brought salt along with the bread. There is no creation of Allah which is deprived of necessities. Sadaqah is in the hands of Allah only.” Imam (a.s.) further said, “Whenever my father used to give Sadaqah, he used to take it back from the hands of the beggar, kiss that Sadaqah and smell it and then return it to him. He used to do it so because Sadaqah goes into the hands of Allah before going into the hands of beggar. He used to say that I like to have in my hands too what Allah’s hands had held. Giving Sadaqah in darkness reduces the anger of Allah and wipes greater sins. It makes accounting of deeds easier. Sadaqah given during day causes abundance in wealth and life. Once Isa Ibne Maryam passed by a sea. He dropped his food in the sea. One of his companions asked, “O Ruhullah! Why did you do so? It was your food, why did you drop it?” He replied, “I dropped it so that the marine creatures consume it. It carries a great reward in front of Allah.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 189/190

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.) said, “One who gives Sadaqah to a destitute and the latter supplicates for the former his supplications are accepted immediately.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 191

“Giving Sadaqah to a Muslim so much that the latter is satisfied is dearer to me than feeding one Afaq men.” The narrator asked, “What is meant by one Afaq?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “A hundred thousand or more than that.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 197/198

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his ancestors that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “When my Ummah avoids beggars and walks proudly, Allah will swear by His honor and say: I will punish these people because of some of them.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 316

كُلُّ قَرْضٍ صَدَقَةٌ.

All forms of loaning are considered charity.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 174; Page No. 31

ما خَالَطَتِ الصَّدَقَةُ مَالاً اِلاّ أهْلَكَتْهُ.

Alms mixed with one’s property will surely make it ruin.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 188; Page No. 33

الزَّكَاةُ قَنْطَرَةُ الإسْلامِ.

Alms-giving is a bridge to Islam.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 189; Page No. 33

بَاكِرُوْا بِالصَّدَقَةِ فَاِنَّ البَلاءَ لا يَتَخَطَّى الصَّدَقَةَ.

Begin your day with charity, for it surely stops calamity.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 308; Page No. 49

الصَّدَقَةُ تَسُدُّ سَبْعِيْنَ بَابَاً مِنَ السُّوْءِ.

Charity blocks seventy doors to evil.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 373; Page No. 58

الصَّدَقَةُ تُطْفِى‏ءُ الخَطِيْئَةَ كَمَا يُطْفِى‏ءُ المَاءُ النَّارَ.

Charity puts sins out just as water extinguishes fire.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 374; Page No. 58

الصَّدَقَةُ عَلَى المِسْكِيْنِ صَدَقَةٌ؛ وَهِىَ عَلى ذِي الرَّحِمِ اِثْنَتَانِ: صَدَقَةٌ وَصِلَةُ الرَّحِمِ.

Charity to the needy is only alms-giving, but to the kinds is alms-giving as well as strengthening kinship ties.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 375; Page No. 58

الصَّدَقَةُ تَمْنَعُ مِيْتَةَ السُّوْءِ.

Charity wards off hard deaths.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 376; Page No. 58

الحَيَاءُ وَالإيمَانُ قُرِنا جَميعاً، فَاِذا رُفِعَ أحَدُهُما رُفِعَ الآخَرُ.

Chastity and faith are interrelated. Should one of them vanish, the other will (definitely) perish.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 377; Page No. 58

كُلُوْا وَاشْرَبُوْا وَتَصَدَّقُوْا، وَالْبِسُوْا في غَيْرِ اِسْرَافٍ وَلا مَخيلَةٍ.

Eat and drink and give something in charity. Dress yourselves without prodigality and vanity.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 526; Page No. 77

دَخَلْتُ الجَنَّةَ فَرَأَيْتُ عَلى بَابِهَا: الصَّدَقَةُ بِعَشَرَةٍ، وَالقَرْضُ بِثَمَانِيَةَ عَشَرَ.فَقُلْتُ يا جِبْرِيْلُ كَيْفَ صَارَتِ الصَّدَقَةُ بِعَشْرَةٍ وَالقَرْضُ بِثَمَانِيَةَ عَشَرَ.قَالَ لِأَنَّ الصَّدَقَةَ تَقَعُ في يَدِ الغَنِيِّ وَالفَقِيْرِ، وَالقَرْضُ لا يَقَعُ اِلاّ في يَدِ مَنْ يَحْتَاجُ اِلَيْهِ.

Entering Paradise, I saw the statement on its door that `charity will be rewarded ten times as much but lending, eighteen times as much. I asked Gabriel for the reason, and he replied: “Charity is to the good of the poor and the rich alike, but lending is only to the good of the needy”.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 533; Page No. 78

كُلُّ مَعْرُوفٍ صَدَقَةٌ وَمَا أنْفَقَ المُسْلِمُ مِنْ نَفَقَةٍ عَلى نَفْسِهِ وَأهْلِهِ كُتِبَ لَهُ بِهَا صَدَقَةٌ، وَمَا وَقِىَ بِهِ المَرْءُ المُسْلِمُ عِرْضَهُ كُتِبَ لَهُ بِهِ صَدَقَةٌ.

Every good deed is charity, and whatever a Muslim dispenses for himself and his kinds will be considered charity, and so are the steps s(he) takes to keep his/her own fame intact.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 544; Page No. 80

لِكُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ مِفْتَاحٌ، وَمِفْتَاحُ الجَنَّةِ حُبُّ المَسَاكِيْنِ وَالفُقَراءِ

For everything there is a key, and the key to Paradise is to love the poor and the needy.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 633; Page No. 92

فَهُوَ يَتَّقِي فِيهِ رَبَّهُ؛ وَيَصِلُ فِيهِ رَحِمَهُ؛ وَيَعْلَمُ للَّهِِ فِيْهِ حَقَّاً؛ فَهذا بِأَفْضَلِ المَنَازِلِ؛ وَعَبْدٍ رَزَقَهُ اللَّهُ عِلْمَاً وَلَمْ يَرْزُقْهُ مالاً فَهُوَ صادِقُ النِّيَّةِ يَقُولُ: لَوْ أنَّ لِي مالاً لَعَمِلْتُ بِعَمَلِ فُلانٍ؛ فَهُوَ بِنِيَّتِهِ؛ فَأَجْرُهُمَا سَواءٌ؛ وَعَبْدٍ رَزَقَهُ اللَّهُ مالاً وَلَمْ يَرْزُقْهُ عِلْمَاً يَخْبِطُ في مالِهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ؛ لا يَتَّقِي فِيْهِ رَبَّهُ وَلا يَصِلُ فِيْهِ رَحِمَهُ وَلا يَعْلَمُ للَّهِِ فِيْهِ حَقَّاً؛ فَهذا بِأَخْبَثِ المَنَازِلِ؛ وَعَبْدٍ لَمْ يَرْزُقْهُ اللَّهُ مالاً وَلا عِلْمَاً فَهُوَ يَقُولُ: لَوْ أنَّ لِي مالاً لَعَمِلْتُ فِيْهِ بِعَمَلِ فُلانٍ؛ فَهُوَ بِنِيَّتِهِ؛ فَوِزْرُهُمَا سَواءٌ

For the realization of three things I (earnestly) swear: charity causes no reduction in one’s wealth, patience against injustice causes God, the Great and Powerful, to enhance one’s dignity and begging makes God to open to the beggar the doors of poverty. And keep in mind what I tell you. There are four groups of people in the world. First, those gifted with knowledge and wealth, who fear their Lord in dispensing them, who give a hand to their kinds and who know that God has a share in their possessions. This group has the highest status. The second group is those gifted with knowledge but not wealth, who are truthful of intention in saying, `if we possessed wealth, we would practice what the wealthy do’. This group will gain the results of their own intentions and are equal in reward with the first one. The third group are those gifted with wealth but not knowledge, who make use of their wealth ignorantly, fear not their Lord in dispensing their wealth, give no hand to their kinsmen and observe no share for God in their possessions. This group has the lowest status. The fourth group is those on whom God has bestowed neither wealth nor knowledge, who keep on saying, `If we possessed wealth, we would practice much the same as the wealthy’. This group too will pick the fruits of their own intentions and are equal in vice with their leaders.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 637; Page No. 92&93

ثَلاثٌ أُقْسِمُ عَلَيْهِنَّ: مانَقَصَ مَالٌ قَطُّ مِنْ صَدَقَةٍ فَتَصَدَّقُوْا؛ وَلا عَفا رَجُلٌ عَنْ مَظْلَمَةٍ ظُلِمَها إلاّ زادَهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالى بِها عِزَّاً فَاعْفُوْا؛ يَزِدْكُمُ اللَّهُ عِزَّاً؛ وَلا فَتَحَ رَجُلٌ عَلى نَفْسِهِ بَابَ مَسْأَلَةٍ يَسْأَلُ النَّاسَ إلاّ فَتَحَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ بابَ فَقْرٍ

For the realization of three things I (easily) swear: charity will not cause a reduction in one’s wealth (give charity, therefore), no one connives at the oppressions he has gone through, unless God expands his dignity (forgive, therefore, and God will further your dignity), and nobody stretches the hand of need toward others unless God opens the door of poverty on him.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 638; Page No. 93

تَصَدَّقُوْا فَسَيَأْتِي عَلَيْكُمْ زَمَانٌ يَمْشِي الرَّجُلُ بِصَدَقَتِهِ فَيَقُولُ الَّذِي يَأْتِيْهِ بِهَا: لَوْ جِئْتَ بِها بِالأَمْسِ لَقَبِلْتُهَا فَأَمَّا الآنَ فَلا حَاجَةَ لِي فيها، فَلا يَجِدُ مَنْ يَقْبَلُهَا

Give alms, for a time may come to pass when man manages to give something on charity, but the one who is supposed to get it will say, “I would have accepted it if you had brought it yesterday. Today, I am no more in need of it.” and thus he will find nobody to accept it.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 672; Page No. 98

تَصَدَّقُوْا؛ فَاِنَّ الصَّدَقَةَ فَكاكُكُمْ مِنَ النَّارِ

Give alms, for it surely releases you from the Fire.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 673; Page No. 98

تَصَدَّقُوْا وَلَوْ بِتَمْرَةٍ فَاِنَّهَا تَسُدُّ مِنَ الجَائِعِ وَتُطْفِى‏ءُ الخَطِيْئَةَ كَما يُطْفِى‏ءُ المَاءُ النَّارَ

Give alms, though a date it might be, for it drops one’s hunger and puts out (the fire of) sin just as water makes fire extinguished.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 674; Page No. 98

لا تَرُدُّوا السَّائِلَ وَلَوْ بِشِقِّ تَمْرَةٍ

Give something to a beggar, even if it is half a date (petty).
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 677; Page No. 98

أَعْطِ السَّائِلَ وَلَوْ جَاءَكَ عَلى فَرَسٍ؛ وَأَعْطِ الاَجِيْرَ حَقَّهُ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَجِفَّ عَرَقُهُ

Give something to those who beg you, though coming to you on horse back (though rich), and pay workers their wage before sweat is dried on their skin.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 678; Page No. 98&99

لَأَنْ اُطْعِمَ أخَاً في اللَّهِ مُسْلِمَاً لُقْمَةً أحَبُّ اِلَيَّ مِنْ أنْ أتَصَدَّقَ بِدِرْهَمٍ، وَلَأَنْ أُعْطِي أخَاً في اللَّهِ مُسْلِمَاً دِرْهَمَاً أحَبُّ اِلىَّ مِنْ أنْ أتَصَدَّقَ بِعَشْرَةٍ، وَلأَنْ أُعْطِيْهِ عَشَرَةً أَحَبُّ اِلَىَّ مِنْ أنْ أُعْتِقَ رَقَبَةً

Giving a morsel of food to a Muslim brother for God’s sake is more favorite to me than giving a Dirham in charity, and giving a Dirham to a Muslim is more favorite to me than giving ten Dirhams in charity, and giving him ten Dirhams is more favorite to me than making a slave free.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 684; Page No. 99

الصَّدَقَةُ عَلى القَرابَةِ صَدَقَةٌ وَصِلَةٌ

Giving alms to kinds is alms-giving as well as strengthening ties of kinship.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 685; Page No. 99

الصَّدَقَاتُ بِالغَدَواتِ يَذْهَبْنَ بِالعَاهَاتِ

Giving charity early in morning takes away all evils.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 686; Page No. 100

خَيْرُ أبْوَابِ البِرِّ الصَّدَقَةُ

Giving charity is the best path to piety.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 687; Page No. 100

ما أحْسَنَ عَبْدٌ الصَّدَقَةَ اِلاّ أحْسَنَ اللَّهُ الخِلافَةَ عَلى تَرَكَتِهِ

God will make a servant’s property end in good, should (s)he give good charity.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 755; Page No. 108

الكَلِمَةُ الطَّيِّبَةُ صَدَقَةٌ

Good words are (acts of) charity.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 816; Page No. 116

ضَعِي في يَدِ المِسْكِيْنِ وَلَوْ ظِلْفَاً مُحْرَقَ

Hand something to the poor even if it is a piece of burnt hoof.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 854; Page No. 121

صَدَقَةُ السِّرِّ تُطْفِى‏ءُ غَضَبَ الرَّبِّ

Hidden charity cools down God's wrath.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 905; Page No. 128

تَبْنُونَ ما لا تَسْكُنُونَ؛ وَتَجْمَعُونَ ما لا تَأْكُلُونَ؛ وَتَأْمُلُونَ ما لا تُدْرِكُونَ

Houses you make wherein you will not rest, things you amass which you never taste and wishes you have which are never fulfilled.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 920; Page No. 130

لا صَدَقَةَ وَذُو رَحِمٍ مُحْتاجٌ

If a relative is in need, giving alms(to others) will not be fair.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 982; Page No. 139

لَوْ كَانَ لِي مِثْلُ أُحُدٍ ذَهَبَاً لَسَرَّنِي أنْ لا يَمُرَّ عَلَيَّ ثَلاثٌ وَعِنْدِي شَي‏ءٌ، إلاّ شَيْ‏ءٌ أُرْصِدُهُ لِدَيْنٍ

If I had gold as much as Mount Uhud, I would like to have nothing of it with me within three days, save for a piece by which to repay my debts.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 993; Page No. 140

لأَنْ يَتَصَدَّقَ المَرْءُ في حَيَاتِهِ بِدِرْهَمٍ خَيْرٌ لَهُ مِنْ أنْ يَتَصَدَّقَ بِمَائَةٍ عِنْدَ مَوْتِهِ

It is better for a man to give a Dirham in charity in his lifetime than to give a hundred Dirhams at the verge of death.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 1078; Page No. 153

اِنَّ الْعَبْدَ لَيَتَصَدَّقُ بِالْكِسْرَةِ تَرْبُو عِنْدَ اللَّهِ حَتَّى تَكُونَ مِثْلَ أُحُد

It may happen that a servant (of God) gives a loaf of bread in charity but it turns out to be great as Mount Uhud to God.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 1102; Page No. 156

دِرْهَمُ الرَّجُلِ يُنْفِقُ في صِحَّتِهِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ عِتْقٍ رَقَبَةٍ عِنْدَ مَوْتِهِ

It would be much better for one to give a penny in health (in the way of God) than to emancipate a salve at the point of death.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 1107; Page No. 157

قَرْضُ الشَّي‏ءِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ صَدَقَتِهِ

Lending something is better than giving it in charity.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 1181; Page No. 169

قَرْضُ مَرَّتَيْنِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ صَدَقَةِ مَرَّةٍ

Lending something twice is better than giving it in charity once.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 1182; Page No. 169