10. Giving Charity to Bedouins and People Who Live in Desolate Areas

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1ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ بَزِيعٍ أَوْ غَيْرِهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عُذَافِرٍ عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ يَزِيدَ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) عَنِ الصَّدَقَةِ عَلَى أَهْلِ الْبَوَادِي وَالسَّوَادِ فَقَالَ تَصَدَّقْ عَلَى الصِّبْيَانِ وَالنِّسَاءِ وَالزَّمْنَى وَالضُّعَفَاءِ وَالشُّيُوخِ وَكَانَ يَنْهَى عَنْ أُولَئِكَ الْجُمَّانِينَ يَعْنِي أَصْحَابَ الشُّعُورِ.


1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Isma‘il ibn Bazi’ or someone other than him from Muhammad ibn ‘Adhafir from ‘Umar ibn Yazid who has said the following: “I asked abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about giving charity to the Bedouins and people who live in remote areas. He replied, ‘Give charity to their children, women and people suffering from chronic illness, the weak and the old.’ He prohibited giving charity to those with big hairs (meaning thereby people hostile to ’A’immah).’’


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2ـ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الصَّلْتِ عَنْ زُرْعَةَ عَنْ مِنْهَالٍ الْقَصَّابِ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) أَعْطِ الْكَبِيرَ وَالْكَبِيرَةَ وَالصَّغِيرَ وَالصَّغِيرَةَ وَمَنْ وَقَعَتْ لَهُ فِي قَلْبِكَ رَحْمَةٌ وَإِيَّاكَ وَكُلَّ وَقَالَ بِيَدِهِ وَهَزَّهَا.


2. Ahmad ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ali ibn al-Salt from Zur‘ah, from Minhal al-Qassab who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Give charity to old men and women, small boys and girls, and to whomever you sympathize with; never give charity to those . . he moved his hand as if shaking something off his hand (a reference to those hostile to ’A’immah).”


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3ـ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنِ الْحَكَمِ بْنِ مِسْكِينٍ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ أَبِي نَصْرٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) إِنَّ أَهْلَ السَّوَادِ يَقْتَحِمُونَ عَلَيْنَا وَفِيهِمُ الْيَهُودُ وَالنَّصَارَى وَالْمَجُوسُ فَنَتَصَدَّقُ عَلَيْهِمْ فَقَالَ نَعَمْ.


3. Ahmad ibn Muhammad has narrated from Muhammad ibn Ali from al-Hakam ibn Miskin from ‘Amr ibn abu Nasr who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘People who live in wilderness come to us. Among them are Jews, Christian and Zoroastrians. Can we give them charity?’ The Imam replied, ‘Yes, you


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