Al-Kāfi - Volume 5 > Gifts and Presents
Hadith #6

6- مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَمَّنْ حَدَّثَهُ عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ الْمُبَارَكِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ جَبَلَةَ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لَهُ الرَّجُلُ الْفَقِيرُ يُهْدِي إِلَيَّ الْهَدِيَّةَ يَتَعَرَّضُ لِمَا عِنْدِي فَأَخَذَهَا وَلا أُعْطِيهِ شَيْئاً أَيَحِلُّ لِي قَالَ نَعَمْ هِيَ لَكَ حَلالٌ وَلَكِنْ لا تَدَعْ أَنْ تُعْطِيَهُ.

6. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from those whom he has mentioned from Yahya al-Mubarak from ‘Abd Allah ibn Jabalah from Ishaq ibn ‘Ammar who has said the following: “I once asked him (the Imam) about a poor man who presents to me a gift seeking nearness to me thereby and I accept it and do not give him anything as a gift. Is this lawful for me?’ He (the Imam) replied, ‘It is lawful for you, however, you must not neglect to give him something.’”