Enormities: Stinginess

This is another article in the chapter Probable Enormities from the classical manual on Sharia called Reliance of the Traveller. The articles are posted one by one in the order they are given in the book.

p75.25 Allah Most High says:
(1) “Whoever is watchful against the stinginess of his own soul, those are the successful” (Koran 59:9).
(2) “Here you are, called upon to spend in the Way of Allah, and some of you are being stingy, while whoever is stingy is only ungenerous towards himself. It is Allah who is rich and you who are the poor” (Koran 47:38).
The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
(1) “What disease is worse than stinginess?”
(2) “Three things are deadly: avarice obeyed, caprice yielded to, and opinionated people’s pride in their opinions.”


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