Do you command me that I should seek support by oppressing those over whom I have been placed? By Allah, I won't do so as long as the world goes on, and as long as one star leads another in the sky. Even if it were my property, I would have distributed it equally among them, then why not when the property is that of Allah. Beware; certainly that giving of wealth without any right for it is wastefulness and lavishness. It raises its doer in this world, but lowers him in the next world. It honours him before people, but disgraces him with Allah. If a man gives his property to those who have no right for it or do not deserve it, Allah deprives him of their gratefulness, and their love too would be for others. Then if he falls on bad days and needs their help, they would prove the worst comrades and ignoble friends.
Admonishing his companions about careless behaviour Imam said: How long shall I accord you consideration that is accorded to camels with hollow hump, or to worn clothes which when ...Learn More
O Kufa, as though I see you being drawn like the tanned leather of Ukkaz (a market near Mecca in the pre-Islamic age), you are being scraped by calamities and ...Learn More
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