Al-Kāfi - Volume 4 > Completion of Benevolent Assistance
Hadith #1

1ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ سَعْدَانَ عَنْ حَاتِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ رَأَيْتُ الْمَعْرُوفَ لا يَصْلُحُ إِلاَّ بِثَلاثِ خِصَالٍ تَصْغِيرِهِ وَتَسْتِيرِهِ وَتَعْجِيلِهِ فَإِنَّكَ إِذَا صَغَّرْتَهُ عَظَّمْتَهُ عِنْدَ مَنْ تَصْنَعُهُ إِلَيْهِ وَإِذَا سَتَّرْتَهُ تَمَّمْتَهُ وَإِذَا عَجَّلْتَهُ هَنَّأْتَهُ وَإِنْ كَانَ غَيْرُ ذَلِكَ سَخَّفْتَهُ وَنَكَّدْتَهُ.

1. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Muhammad ibn Khalid from Sa‘dan from Hatim who has said the following: “Abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that a complete Benevolent Assistance materializes only when the provider considers it insignificant and provides it out of public sight without delay. When you consider it insignificant, it then seems great to the recipient; providing it out of public sight completes it, and without delay makes it enjoyable; otherwise, you have made it obnoxious and loathsome.”



Hadith #2

2ـ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ خَلَفِ بْنِ حَمَّادٍ عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ بَكْرٍ عَنْ زُرَارَةَ عَنْ حُمْرَانَ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ لِكُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ ثَمَرَةٌ وَثَمَرَةُ الْمَعْرُوفِ تَعْجِيلُ السَّرَاحِ.

2. Ahmad ibn Muhammad has narrated from Muhammad ibn Khalid from Khalaf ibn Hammad from Musa ibn Bakr from Zurarah from Humran who has said the following: “I heard abu Ja’far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, say, ’Everything has a fruit. The fruit of Benevolent Assistance is its quick release.”’