Hazrat Ali quotes about miser help us to understand who miser is and what is miserly. Islam has always forbidden miserly and disliked a miser. Islam has commanded to be generous and to help the people who are in need. Islam says that all the wealth a person has is provided by Allah the almighty. Allah has provided him so that he can help others when they ask from him. Islam says that when you are spending for the good of people to gain Allah’s favors, you get even a lot more than what you have spent.
Hazrat Ali quotes about miser guide us to stay away from miserly and to help people with whatever we can. It does not matter, whether we have too much to offer or just a little. We should help people in the name of Allah with whatever we have. As a reward, Allah will grant us more than what we can even hold. Hazrat Ali (R.A) has advised us all through advising his sons that we should not be friends with a miser. Because he will not be there for you when you need him the most.
Followings are some of the quotes of Hazrat Ali about miser for your consideration:
“Be generous but not extravagant, be frugal but not miserly.”
“Do not accept the advice of misers, they will try their best to keep you away from acts of kindness and from doing good to others. They will make you frightened of poverty.”
“Remember that miserliness, cowardice and greed appear to be different wicked qualities but they all arise from the same evil mentality of having no faith and no trust in Allah.”
“Besides these two I find some other person One of them is a slave of self and greedy for inordinate desires, which can easily drag him away from the path of religion, the other is an avaricious, grasping and acquisitive miser who will risk his life to grasp and hold wealth, none of these two will be of any use to religion or man, both of them resemble beasts having appetite for food.”
“I wonder at the mentality of a miser, fearing poverty he takes to stinginess and thus hastily pushes himself head- long into a state of want and destitution, he madly desires plenty and ease, but throws it away without understanding. In this world he, of his own free will, leads the life of a beggar and in the next world he will have to submit an account like the rich.”
“Do not make friendship with a fool because when he will try to do you good he will do you harm; do not make a miser your friend because he will run away from you at the time of your dire need; do not be friendly with a vicious and wicked person because he will sell you and your friendship at the cheapest price and do not make friend of a liar because like a mirage he will make you visualize very near the things which lie at a great distance and will make you see at the great distance the things which are near to you.”
“Do you expect Allah to grant you rewards reserved for courteous, kind and benevolent people, while you actually are proud, vain, haughty and miserly? Do you hope to receive His Blessings reserved for charitable, generous and kind-hearted persons who always help the poor and the needy, while you, rolling in wealth and luxuries, prevent any part of your wealth from reaching the disabled persons and poverty-ridden old widows? Remember a man receives the reward according to actions he has done in this world because in the next world only the result of such deeds as he has done during his lifetime shall reach him.”