Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
Nov, 15 20186 Rabi Al Awwal 1440


المُواساةُ


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE




المُواساةُ / Financial Assistance

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن كانَ لَهُ قَميصانِ فلْيَلبَسْ أحَدَهُما ولْيُلبِسِ الآخَرَ أخاهُ.
1– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘He who has two shirts should wear one and should give the other to his brother to wear.’
[Makarim al-Akhlaq, v. 2, p. 380, no. 2661]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أحسَنُ الإحسانِ مُواساةُ الإخوانِ.
2– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The best of goodness is giving financial assistance to one’s brothers.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3023]


المُواساةُ


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE




3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لاتَعُدَّنَّ صَدِيقا مَن لا يُواسي بمالِهِ.
3– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Do not count as a friend one who does not give assistance
[to others] with his wealth.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10276]

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مُواساةُ الأخِ في اللّه‏ِ تَزيدُ في الرِّزقِ.
4– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Financially assisting one’s brother for the sake of Allah increases one’s sustenance.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 74, p. 395, no. 22]

5ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): تَقَرَّبوا إلَى اللّه‏ِ تعالى بِمُواساةِ إخوانِكُم .
5– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Come closer to Allah through assisting your brothers financially.’
[al-Khisal, p. 8, no. 26]

6ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): خَصلَتانِ مَن كانَتا فيهِ وإلّا فاعزُبْ ثُمّ اعزُبْ ثُمّ اعزُبْ ! قيلَ: وما هُما ؟ قالَ: الصَّلاةُ في مَواقيتِها والُمحافَظَةُ علَيها، والمُواساةُ .
6– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘There are two traits that one should possess, and if not then begone, begone, begone!’ He was asked, ‘And what are they?’ He said, ‘Performing the prayers at their prescribed times and guarding them, and giving financial aid
[to others].’
[al-Khisal, p. 47, no. 50]

7ـ الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لِجَعفرِ بنِ محمّدِ العاصِميِّ ـ: يا عاصِمُ، كيفَ أنتُم في التَّواصُلِ والتَّواسي؟
[قالَ:
[قلتُ: على أفضَلِ ما كانَ علَيهِ أحَدٌ . قالَ: أيَأتي أحَدُكُم إلى دُكّانِ‏أخيهِ أو مَنزِلِهِ عِندَ الضَّائقَةِ فيَستَخرِجُ كِيسَهُ ويأخُذُ مايَحتاجُ إلَيهِ فلا يُنكِرُ علَيهِ ؟! قالَ: لا، قالَ: فَلَستُم على ما اُحِبُّ في التَّواصُلِ .
7– Imam al-Kazim (AS) said to Ja`afar b. Muhammad al-`Aasimi, ‘O `Aasim, how are you at maintaing contact with each other and offering
[financial] aid to each other?’
[He said] I said, ‘The best that anyone can be.’ He said, ‘Do any of you come to your brother’s shop or his home in times of hardship and you pull out your purse for him to take whatever he needs without disapproving of him?!’ He said, ‘No.’ Imam (AS) said, ‘Then you are not at a state of mutual assistance that I love.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 74, p. 231, no. 28]

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