Generosity for the sake of God

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SHAFAQNA – It is narrated that one day a poor person went to Imam Sadeq (AS) and asked for help. Imam Sadeq (AS) gave him a bunch of grapes and the poor man said: Thank God for sending me sustenance. Then Imam Sadeq (AS) gave him two bunches of grapes and again the poor man thanked God. The third time Imam (AS) gave him money and the poor man thanked God again and for the fourth time Imam (AS) gave him his shirt but this time the poor man thanked Imam (AS) in a very special tone. Imam (AS) did not give him anything else and the companions realised that if the poor man would have continued thanking God, Imam Sadeq (AS) could continue helping him [1].

[1] Daastaan-e-Raastaan, Page 91.

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