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الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الاحْتِكارُ داعِيَةُ الحِرْمانِ.

Hoarding is the cause of deprivation.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 256; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 404

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الاحْتِكارُ شِيمَةُ الفُجّارِ.

Hoarding is the habit of the dissolute.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 607; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 405

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الاحْتِكارُ رَذيلَةٌ .

Hoarding is a vice.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 112; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 405

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الاحْتِكارُ مَطِيَّةُ النَّصَبِ .

Hoarding is the mount of hardship.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 8, p. 19, no. 4; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 405

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مِن طَبائعِ الأغْمارِ إتْعابُ النُّفوسِ في الاحْتِكارِ .

One of the characteristics of the idiots is exhausting themselves by hoarding.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9349; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 405

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ فيما كَتَبَهُ للأشتَرِ حينَ وَلاّهُ مِصرَ ـ : ... واعْلَمْ ـ مَع ذلكَ ـ أنّ في كثيرٍ مِنهُم ضِيقاً فاحِشاً ، وشُحّاً قَبيحاً ، واحْتِكاراً للمَنافِعِ ، وتَحَكُّماً في البِياعاتِ ، وذلكَ بابُ مَضَرَّةٍ للعامَّةِ ، وعَيْبٌ على الوُلاةِ ، فامْنَعْ مِن الاحْتِكارِ ؛ فإنَّ رسولَ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) مَنعَ مِنهُ .

Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.) said in a letter he wrote to al-Ashtar when he appointed him governor of Egypt, ‘Know - along with this - that most of the merchants and traders are very narrow-minded, and awfully avaricious. They hoard goods for profiteering and fix high prices for goods. This is a source of harm to the people, and a source of shame for the governors in charge. So stop people from hoarding, because verily the Messenger of Allah (SAWA) has prohibited it.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Letter 53; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 405

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : كُلُّ حُكْرَةٍ تَضُرُّ بالنّاسِ وتُغْلي السِّعْرَ علَيهِم فلا خَيرَ فيها.

There is no good in any act of hoarding that brings loss to the people and inflates the prices for them.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Mustadrak al-Wasa`il, v. 13, p. 274, no. 15337; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 405

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إنَّ اللّه‏َ عزّوجلّ تَطَوّلَ على عِبادِهِ بالحَبَّةِ فسَلّطَ علَيها القُمَّلَةَ ، ولولا ذلكَ لخَزَنَتْها المُلوكُ كما يَخْزُنونَ الذَّهَبَ والفِضَّةَ.

Truly Allah, Mighty and Exalted, showed His bounty to His servants in the seed, but He also plagued them with lice; otherwise the kings would have hoarded it as they hoard gold and silver.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 103, p. 87, no. 3; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 406

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : المُحْتَكِرُ مَلْعونٌ.

The hoarder is damned.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 62, p. 292; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 406

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : مَن جَمعَ طَعاماً يَتَربّصُ بهِ الغَلاءَ أربَعينَ يَوما فقد بَرِئَ من اللّه‏ِ وبَرِئَ اللّه‏ُ مِنهُ .

He who hoards food for forty days waiting for the rise of its price, he indeed disassociates himself from Allah and Allah disassociates Himself from him.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 62, p. 292; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 407

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : أيُّما رجُلٍ اشْتَرى طَعاماً فكَبسَهُ أربَعينَ صَباحاً يُريدُ بهِ غَلاءَ المُسلِمينَ ، ثُمَّ باعَهُ فتَصدّقَ بثَمنِهِ لَم يَكُنْ كَفّارَةً لِما صَنَعَ.

Any man who buys food and hoards it for forty days waiting for its demand to rise among the Muslims and then sells it, even if he were to donate its value in charity, it would not atone for what he did.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Amali al-Tusi, p. 676, no. 1427; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 407

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : المُحْتَكِرُ مَحرومٌ نِعْمتَهُ .

The hoarder is deprived of his bounty.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 465; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 407

عنه (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : المُحتَكِرُ البَخيلُ جامعٌ لمَن لا يَشْكُرُهُ ، وقادِمٌ على مَنْ لا يَعْذِرُهُ .

The miserly hoarder gathers for those who will not thank him, and will come to Him who will not excuse him.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1842; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 407