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Akhlaq >> Generosity

Total 28 hadees found


الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): السَّخاءُ قُربَةٌ.

Generosity is a means of nearness [to Allah].
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 72, p. 193, no. 9; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 348

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

The heart can only be made use of [to the best of its capacity] with generosity.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 7, no. 59; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 348

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

Generosity is the fruit of the intellect, and contentment is the proof of magnanimity.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2145; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 348

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): السَّخاءُ يَزرَعُ المَحَبَّةَ .

Generosity cultivates love.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 306; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 348

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

Generosity imparts love and adorns one's character.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1600; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 349

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.

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.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 355, no. 17; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 349

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

The best ones from among you are those who are liberal and the worst ones from among you are the miserly.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, p. 350, no. 3; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 349

أوحى اللّه‏ُ عزّوجلّ إلى موسى (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أن لا تَقتُلِ السّامِرِيَّ، فإنّهُ سَخِيٌّ.

Allah, Mighty and Exalted, revealed to Prophet Moses (AS), 'That you kill not the Samiri*, for verily he is a generous man.’
Allāh (s.w.t.)
al-Kafi, v. 4, p. 41, no. 13; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 349

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

The generous person is close to Allah, close to people and close to Paradise.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 308, no. 37; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 349

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

A generous youth burdened by sins is more beloved to Allah than a worshipping but miserly old man.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 307, no. 34; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 350

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

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.
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 352, no. 8; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 350

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أسخَى الناسِ مَن أدّى زَكاةَ مالِهِ.

The most generous of people is he who fulfils payment of the alms-tax due upon him.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 112, no. 2; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 350

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

Generosity is that you contribute willingly from your own wealth, and restrain yourself from other people's wealth.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1928; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 350

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

The kind and generous person is he who spends his wealth for a right cause.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 353, no. 11; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 350

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

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.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, p. 357, no. 21; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 350

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

Generosity has a set limit, and if taken to extremes becomes squandering.
Imām Hasan al-‘Askarī (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 69, p. 407, no. 115; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 350

طَعَامُ السَّخِيِّ دَواءٌ؛ وَطَعَامُ الشَّحِيْحِ دَاءٌ

A generous man's food is cure, and a miser’s is disease for sure.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 65; Page No. 17

اليَدُ العُلْيَا خَيْرٌ مِنَ اليَدِ السُّفْلَى؛ وَابْدَأْ بِمَنْ تَعُوْلُ

A giving hand is better than a receiving hand, and start charity at home.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 66; Page No. 17

هَدِيَّةُ اللَّهِ إلَى المُؤْمِنِ السَّائِلُ عَلى بَابِهِ

A poor at the door of the pious is God’s gift for him.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 118; Page No. 24

أُطْلُبُوا الْفَضْلَ عِنْدَ الرُّحَمَاءِ مِنْ أُمَّتِي تَعِيشُوا في أَكنَافِهِمْ وَلا تَطْلُبُوهُ مِنَ الْقَاسِيَةِ قُلُوبُهُمْ.

Ask for generosity from the merciful among my people, not from the hardhearted, and live under the protection of the former.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 231; Page No. 38&39

أَعْطِ وَلا تُوكِى‏ءْ فَيُوكَأُ عَلَيْكَ.

Be generous (to people) and put them not in straits, for you will be put in straits (in the Hereafter).
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 272; Page No. 44

أَقِيلُوا السَّخِيَّ زَلَّتَهُ؛ فَاِنَّ اللَّهَ آخِذٌ بِيَدِهِ كُلَّمَا عَثَرَ

For his faults, a generous man, do not reprimand, for whenever he slips, God gives him a helping hand.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 635; Page No. 92

السَّخَاءُ شَجَرَةٌ مِنْ أشْجَارِ الجَنَّةِ أغْصَانُهَا مُتَدَلِّيَاتٌ في الدُّنْيا، فَمَنْ أخَذَ بِغُصْنٍ مِنْهَا قَادَهُ ذلِكَ الغُصْنُ إلَى الجَنَّةِ، وَالبُخْلُ شَجَرَةٌ مِنْ أشْجَارِ النَّارِ أغْصَانُهَا مُتَدَلِّيَاتٌ في الدُّنْيا، فَمَنْ أخَذَ بِغُصْنٍ مِنْهَا قَادَهُ ذلِكَ الغُصْنُ إلَى النَّارِ

Generosity is a heavenly tree with branches hanging over the earth, leading to Paradise whoever clings to one of them, and miserliness is a hellish tree with branches hanging over the earth, directing to Fire whoever touches one/of them.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 661; Page No. 96

السَّخَاءُ خُلُقُ اللَّهِ الأعْظَمِ

Generosity is God's outstanding attribute.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 662; Page No. 97

خُلْقَانِ يُحِبُّهُمَا اللَّهُ وَخُلْقَانِ يُبْغِضُهُمَا اللَّهُ. فَأَمَّا اللَّذانِ يُحِبُّهُمَا اللَّهُ فَالسَّخَاءُ وَالسَّمَاحَةُ؛ وَأمَّا اللَّذانِ يُبْغِضُهُمَا اللَّهُ فَسُوْءُ الخُلْقِ وَالبُخْلِ، وَاِذا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِعَبْدٍ خَيْرَاً اسْتَعْمَلَهُ عَلى قَضَاءِ حَوائِجِ النَّاسِ.

God likes two characteristic features (for man) and dislikes two others. The former are generosity and forgiveness; the later, parsimony and ill-temperedness, and when He wishes goodness for someone, He assigns him (her) the service of people.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 724; Page No. 104

الأيْدِي ثَلاثَةٌ: فَيَدُ اللَّهِ العُلْيَا؛ وَيَدُ المُعَطِي الَّتِي تَلِيْهَا؛ وَيَدُ السَّائِلِ السُّفْلى، فَاعْطِ الفَضْلَ وَلا تَعْجَزْ عَنْ نَفْسِكَ

Hands are of three kinds: God’s hand which above all hands stands, the giver’s hand which stands below God’s hand and the receiver’s hand which below the other two stands. Be generous, therefore, and be not close-handed.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 855; Page No. 121

اِذا آتَاكَ اللَّهُ مَالاً فَلْيُرَ أَثَرُ نِعْمَةِ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكَ وَكَرَامَتِهِ

If God grants you wealth, the sign of His blessing and generosity should appear in you.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 990; Page No. 140

تَجَاوَزُوْا عَنْ ذَنْبِ السَّخِيَّ، وَزَلَّةِ العَالِم، وَسَطْوَةِ السُّلْطَانِ العَادِلِ، فَاِنَّ اللَّهَ تَعَالى آخِذٌ بِيَدِهِمْ كُلَّمَا عَثَرَ عَاثِرٌ مِنْهُمْ

Ignore the sins of the generous, the shortcomings of the learned and the awe of the just kings; for whenever they slip, the Exalted God gives them a hand.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 1040; Page No. 146&147