Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of what has been narrated with regards to that charity is not permissible for a wealthy, nor for one of even creation, nor for a professional, nor for a strong
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن حماد بن عيسى، عن حريز، عن زرارة، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: لا تحل الصدقة لغني ولا لذي مرة سوي ولا لمحترف ولا لقوي. قلنا: وما معنى هذا؟ قال: لا يحل له أن يأخذها وهو يقدر على أن يكف نفسه عنها.

1. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed, from his father, from Hammad bin Isa, from Huraiz, from Zurara, from Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: Charity is not permissible for a wealthy, nor for one of even creation, nor for a professional, nor for a strong. We said: And what is the meaning of this? He said: It is not permissible for him to take it when he is able to keep himself off it.



Hadith #2

وفي حديث آخر عن الصادق عليه السلام أنه قال: [قد] قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: إن الصدقة لا تحل لغني - ولم يقل: ولا لذي مرة سوي -.

2. In another narration of al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, that he said: Certainly, the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: Indeed, charity is not permissible. He did not say: «nor for one of even creation».