5. Giving Charity Increases One’s Wealth

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1ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ غِيَاثِ بْنِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ إِنَّ الصَّدَقَةَ تَقْضِي الدَّيْنَ وَتَخْلُفُ بِالْبَرَكَةِ.


1. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Yahya from Ghiyath ibn Ibrahim who has said the following: “Abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Giving charity pays off debts and leaves behind blessings.’”


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2ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي الْجَهْمُ بْنُ الْحَكَمِ الْمَدَائِنِيُّ عَنِ السَّكُونِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) تَصَدَّقُوا فَإِنَّ الصَّدَقَةَ تَزِيدُ فِي الْمَالِ كَثْرَةً وَتَصَدَّقُوا رَحِمَكُمُ الله.


2. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah, from al-Jahm ibn al-Hakam al-Mada’iniy from al-Sakuniy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that the Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, has said, ‘Give charity; charity increases wealth a great deal. Give charity, may Allah grant you favors.’”


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3ـ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ وَهْبَانَ عَنْ عَمِّهِ هَارُونَ بْنِ عِيسَى قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) لِمُحَمَّدٍ ابْنِهِ يَا بُنَيَّ كَمْ فَضَلَ مَعَكَ مِنْ تِلْكَ النَّفَقَةِ قَالَ أَرْبَعُونَ دِينَاراً قَالَ اخْرُجْ فَتَصَدَّقْ بِهَا قَالَ إِنَّهُ لَمْ يَبْقَ مَعِي غَيْرُهَا قَالَ تَصَدَّقْ بِهَا فَإِنَّ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يُخْلِفُهَا أَ مَا عَلِمْتَ أَنَّ لِكُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ مِفْتَاحاً وَمِفْتَاحُ الرِّزْقِ الصَّدَقَةُ فَتَصَدَّقْ بِهَا فَفَعَلَ فَمَا لَبِثَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) عَشَرَةَ أَيَّامٍ حَتَّى جَاءَهُ مِنْ مَوْضِعٍ أَرْبَعَةُ آلافِ دِينَارٍ فَقَالَ يَا بُنَيَّ أَعْطَيْنَا لله أَرْبَعِينَ دِينَاراً فَأَعْطَانَا الله أَرْبَعَةَ آلافِ دِينَارٍ.


3. Ahmad ibn Muhammad from has narrated from his father from Ali ibn Wahban from his uncle, Harun ibn ‘Isa who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, once said to his son, Muhammad, ‘Son, how much is left with you of that (money) for expenses?’ He replied, ‘Forty dinars are left.’ He said, ‘You should go out and give it away as charity.’ The son said, ‘No more money is left with me besides this.’ The Imam said, ‘You should give it as charity, Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, will replace it. Have you not noted that for everything there is a key, and the key to greater means of sustenance is giving charity, so give it as charity.’ The son followed the instruction. Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, waited for only ten days until he received four thousand dinars from a certain place. He then said, ‘Son, we gave Allah forty dinars and He has given us four thousand dinars.’”


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4ـ قَالَ وَحَدَّثَنِي عَلِيُّ بْنُ حَسَّانَ عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ بَكْرٍ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ اسْتَنْزِلُوا الرِّزْقَ بِالصَّدَقَةِ.


4. The narrator of the above Hadith has said that Ali ibn Hassan narrated to me from Musa ibn Bakr who has said the following: “Abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Make the means of sustenance descend to you by giving charity.’”


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5ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنِ السَّكُونِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ مَا أَحْسَنَ عَبْدٌ الصَّدَقَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا إِلاَّ أَحْسَنَ الله الْخِلافَةَ عَلَى وُلْدِهِ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ وَقَالَ حُسْنُ الصَّدَقَةِ يَقْضِي الدَّيْنَ وَيَخْلُفُ عَلَى الْبَرَكَةِ.


5. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father, from al-Nawfaliy from al-Sakuniy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Whenever a man gives charity of the best quality, Allah replaces it for him with children in the same way (of best quality children) after his passing away.” The Imam has also said, ‘Giving charity of best quality pays off debts and leaves behind blessings.’”


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