Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
Nov, 14 20185 Rabi Al Awwal 1440


الغِشُّ


SWINDLING




ذَمُّ الغِشِّ / The Censure of Swindling

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن غَشَّ أخاهُ المُسلِمَ نَزَعَ اللّه‏ُ عَنهُ بَرَكةَ رِزقِهِ، وأفسَدَ علَيهِ مَعيشَتَهُ، ووَكَلَهُ إلى نفسِهِ.
1– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘He who swindles a fellow Muslim brother, Allah snatches away the benediction in his sustenance, thwarts his efforts at earning a livelihood, and relegates him to his own base self.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 76, p. 365, no. 30]

2ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن باعَ عَيباً لَم يُبَيِّنْهُ لَم يَزَلْ في مَقتِ اللّه‏ِ، ولَم تَزَلِ المَلائكةُ تَلعَنُهُ.
2– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘He who sells a flawed commodity, not stating it, remains despised by Allah, and the angels continuously curse him.’
[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 9501]


الغِشُّ


SWINDLING




3ـ الترغيب والترهيب: إنَّ رسولَ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) مَرَّ على صُبْرَةِ طَعامٍ، فَأدخَلَ يَدَهُ فيها فَنالَت أصابِعُهُ بَلَلاً، فقالَ: ما هذا يا صاحِبَ الطَّعامِ ؟ قالَ: أصابَتهُ السماءُ يارسولَ اللّه‏ِ . قالَ: أفَلا جَعَلتَهُ فَوقَ الطَّعامِ حتّى يَراهُ الناسُ؟! مَن غَشَّنا فَلَيسَ مِنّا.
3– It is narrated in Kanz al-`Aummal: ‘Verily the Prophet (SAWA) once passed by a pile of wheat, so he placed his hand in and his fingers hit upon some moisture, at which he asked the vendor, ‘What is this O vendor of wheat?’ to which he replied, ‘The rain fell on it O Prophet of Allah.’ The Prophet then asked him, ‘Then why did you not place it at the top of the pile that people might see it?! He who swindles us is not of us.’
[al-Targhib wa al-Tarhib, v. 2, p. 571, no. 2]

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ مِن عَهدِهِ إلى بعضِ عُمّالِهِ ـ: إنَّ أعظَمَ الخِيانَةِ خِيانَةُ الاُمَّةِ، وأفظَعَ الغِشِّ غِشُّ الأئمَّةِ.
4– Imam Ali (AS) said in his instruction to one of his labourers, ‘Verily the worst act of treachery is the treachery against a Muslim community, and the worst act of swindling is swindling one’s leaders
[Imams].’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Letter 26]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن غَشَّ الناسَ في دِينِهِم فَهُو مُعانِدٌ للّه‏ِِ ورسولِهِ .
5– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He who swindles people in matters of religion is an antagonist of Allah and His Prophet.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8891]

6ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ليسَ مِنّا مَن غَشَّنا .
6– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘He who swindles us is not of us.’
[al-Kafi, v. 5, p. 160, no. 1]

7ـ الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لَمّا مَرَّ بهشامِ بنِ الحَكَمِ وهو يَبِيعُ السَّابِرِيَّ فِي الظِّلالِ ـ: يا هِشامُ، إنّ البَيعَ فِي الظِلِّ غِشٌّ، وإنَّ الغِشَّ لا يَحِلُّ.
7– Imam al-Kazim (AS) once passed by Hisham b. al-Hakam selling fine cloth in the shade, so he said to him, ‘O Hisham, verily the sale of goods in the shade is considered fraud, and verily fraud is not allowed.’
[al-Kafi, v. 5, p. 160, no. 6]
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