461. Reward of buying gifts for one’s near and dear ones and making one’s daughter and son happy

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حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنْ سَلَمَهَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ عَنْ أَیُّوبَ بْنِ سُلَیْمٍ الْعَطَّارِ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ بَشِیرٍ الْکَاهِلِیِّ عَنْ سلیم [سَالِمٍ] الْأَفْطَسِ عَنْ سَعِیدِ بْنِ جُبَیْرٍ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص مَنْ دَخَلَ السُّوقَ فَاشْتَرَی تُحْفَهً فَحَمَلَهَا إِلَی عِیَالِهِ کَانَ کَحَامِلِ صَدَقَهٍ إِلَی قَوْمٍ مَحَاوِیجَ وَ لْیَبْدَأْ بِالْإِنَاثِ قَبْلَ الذُّکُورِ فَإِنَّهُ مَنْ فَرَّحَ أُنْثَی فَکَأَنَّمَا عتق [أَعْتَقَ] رَقَبَهً مِنْ وُلْدِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ وَ مَنْ أَقَرَّ بِعَیْنِ ابْنٍ فَکَأَنَّمَا بَکَی مِنْ خَشْیَهِ اللَّهِ وَ مَنْ بَکَی مِنْ خَشْیَهِ اللَّهِ أَدْخَلَهُ جَنَّاتِ النَّعِیمِ.


1. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “One who goes to the market and buys gifts for his near and dear ones, its reward is equal to that of paying sadaqah to a community of needy people. Present gifts to your daughters before sons. A person who makes his daughter happy will get the reward of freeing a slave from the progeny of Ismail (a.s.). A person who makes his sons happy will get the reward of weeping in the fear of Allah. A person who weeps in the fear of Allah, will be rewarded a Paradise full of bounties.”