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The most open-handed of people is he who [is willing to] gives his life and his wealth in the way of Allah.

If you are reduced to poverty, then trade with Allah through giving in charity.

The bane of giving is procrastination

Hold onto wealth according to your need of it, and send the rest ahead for the day you will need it (the hereafter).

You will be more overjoyed for what you have given away than the one who asked you for what you have given him.

When his father asked him about greed, said, [It is] when you count what is in your hands as a source of honor, while you count what you have given away as a waste.

Imam Ali (as), in his will before his martyrdom said, (Fear) Allah (and) keep Allah in view in the matter of orphans. So do not allow them to starve and they should not be ruined in your presence, as I have heard the Prophet (s) say, Whoever elevates an orphan until he becomes free from need, Allah will make it incumbent for him to enter Heaven just as He has made Hellfire incumbent for the consu...


The believer is he whose earnings are pure, whose character [Akhlaq] is beautiful, whose conscience is clean, who gives away whatever is surplus from his wealth, and guards whatever is surplus from his speech.

The believer is one whose earnings are pure, whose character is beautiful, whose conscience is clean, who gives away whatever is surplus from his wealth, who guards whatever is surplus from his speech, who people feel safe from his evil and who is fair to people in spite of himself.

The believer is he whose earnings are pure, whose character is beautiful, whose conscience is clean, who gives away whatever is surplus from his wealth, and guards whatever is surplus from his speech.


There are three things which if a person performs even one, Allah will make Paradise incumbent upon him: to give charity when one is needy oneself, cheerfulness with the whole world, and being just in spite of one's self.

There are three things which if a person performs even one, Allah will make Paradise incumbent upon him: to give charity when one is needy oneself, cheerfulness with the whole world, and being just in spite of one's self.

There are three things which if a person performs even one, Allah will make Paradise incumbent for him: to give charity when one is needy oneself, cheerfulness with the whole world, and being just in spite of one's self.

Be openhanded with whatever you earn, and you will be commended.


Regarding the verse: “Spend from the good things which you have earned.”, Imam al-Sadiq (as) said, in Jahiliyya period [Pre-Islamic era] , people used to earn money through unlawful means, when they became Muslims they decided to take out the unlawful from their wealth and spend it [in charity] but Allah refused to accept it unless it was taken out from the purest of what they had earned.


If people were to earn whence Allah has ordered them to and spend it in that which He has forbidden, then He will not accept it from them. And if they earn what Allah has prohibited them from and spend it in that which He has ordered them to, He will not accept it from them either unless they take it from its rightful place and spend it in its rightful place.