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Verily begging is not allowed, except in three cases: for paying a large sum of blood money, an escalating debt or an abasing poverty.


Beware of debt for verily it is a source of anxiety in the night and a source of disgrace during the day.

Giving in charity helps settle debts and leaves behind blessings.

The promise is a debt. Woe unto he who promises but does not fulfill it. Woe unto he who promises but does not fulfil it. Woe unto he who promises but does not fulfil

A believer is the brother of another believer, his eye and his guide; he does not betray him, nor doe’s he wrong him or deceive him, and nor does he rescind a promise he made to him.




Copious debts transform the truthful man into a liar and a man who is faithful to his promises into an unreliable person.

Every sin is expiated with getting killed in the way of Allah, Mighty and Exalted, except for debt, for there is no expiation for it other than its repaymrnt; so it must be repaid unless the creditor forgoes his right.

There is no good in one who does not like to collect wealth through lawful means by which he preserves his honour, repays his debts and maintains relations with his kin.

There is no good in he who does not love to earn lawful wealth with which he can protect his honour, repay his debts and maintain relations with his kin.

Imam al-Sadiq (AS), when asked about the status of a person who lies when he speaks, breaks promises when he makes them, and betrays trusts when entrusted with them, replied, 'These are the lowest of the states of disbelief, even though he may not be a disbeliever.'



Whoever postpones repaying someone his right while he is capable of doing has the sin of an extortionist written down for him as every day passes by.

Whoever postpones repaying someone his right while he is capable of doing has the sin of an extortionist written down for him as every day passes by.

Whoever postpones repaying someone his right while he is capable of doing has the sin of an extortionist written down for him as every day passes by.