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The best form of charity is that you give away when you are healthy and covetous, when you have high hopes of having a lasting life and fear poverty and that you do not wait until you are breathing your last, saying: ‘this is for x and this is for y, for at that time, your property will be for given to others any way.

The most miserly person with regards to his wealth is the most liberal in squandering away his honour.

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

The best noble moral traits are the pardoning by one who has the upper hand and the open-handedness of one who is himself in need.

Do not grieve over something you have missed of the world, and do not oblige someone to whom you have done a favour. When you lose something of this world then do not grieve over it, and when you do someone a favour do not make them feel abliged to you. ... do not make them feel indebted to you.

There are four virtues that qualify a man for chiefdom: chastity, courtesy, generosity and intelligence.

There are four virtues that qualify a man for chiefdom: chastity, courtesy, generosity and intelligence.

The most courageous of people is the most generous of them.

The most knowledgeable of people is he who is infatuated with knowledge.

The most knowledgeable of people is he who adds other peoples knowledge to his own.

The bane of generosity towards people is making them feel obliged.

The bane of giving is procrastination

The best form of open-handedness is that expressed in spite of hardship.

The best form of generosity is self-sacrifice.

The best moral trait is completing one's favours.

The best of people is he who gives away his hard-earned money [in charity].

The most virtuous/ best of people in the world are the generous ones, and in the Hereafter, the Godwary.

The noblest moral virtue is liberality and the most beneficial moral virtue is justice.

Verily the one whom Allah is most pleased with from among you is the one who is the most generous towards his family.

Verily the one who is most pleasing to Allah from among you is he who is the most generous towards his own dependents.