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Hadith #272

أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الْأَشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنِ الْحَجَّالِ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِجَمِيلِ بْنِ دَرَّاجٍ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ (صلى الله عليه وآله) إِذَا أَتَاكُمْ شَرِيفُ قَوْمٍ فَأَكْرِمُوهُ قَالَ نَعَمْ قُلْتُ لَهُ وَ مَا الشَّرِيفُ قَالَ قَدْ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ (عليه السلام) عَنْ ذَلِكَ فَقَالَ الشَّرِيفُ مَنْ كَانَ لَهُ مَالٌ قَالَ قُلْتُ فَمَا الْحَسِيبُ قَالَ الَّذِي يَفْعَلُ الْأَفْعَالَ الْحَسَنَةَ بِمَالِهِ وَ غَيْرِ مَالِهِ قُلْتُ فَمَا الْكَرَمُ قَالَ التَّقْوَى.

272. Abu Ali Al-Ashary, from Muhammad Bin Abdul Jabbaar, from Al-HajjaAl-who said: I said to Jameel Bin Darraaj, ‘The Rasool Allah (saww) said: ‘If a respectable person of a people comes, so be kind to him’. He said, ‘Yes’. I said to him, ‘And what is the respectable one?’ He said, ‘I had asked Abu Abdullah (asws) about that, so he (asws) said that the honourable one is the one who is wealthy’. I said, ‘So what is nobility?’ He (asws) said: ‘The one who acts goodly with his wealth and the wealth of others’. I said, ‘So what is the kindness?’ He (asws) said: ‘The piety’.