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Hadith #27

27 - حَدَّثَنا مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مَسْرُور رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قالَ: حَدَّثَني الحُسَيْنِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عامِرٍ، عَنْ مُعَلَّى بْنِ مُحَمَّد البَصَرِيِّ، عَنِ الحَسَن بْنِ عَلِى الوَشَّاء قالَ: سَمِعْتُ أَبَا الحَسَن‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ يَقُولُ: السَّخِيُّ قَرِيبٌ مِنَ اللَّهِ قَرِيبٌ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ قَرِيبٌ مِنَ النَّاسِ وَالْبَخِيلُ بَعِيدٌ مِنَ اللَّهِ بَعِيدٌ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ بَعِيدٌ مِنَ النَّاسِ وَسَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ السَّخَاءُ شَجَرَةٌ فِي الْجَنَّةِ مَنْ تَعَلَّقَ بِغُصْنٍ مِنْ أَغْصَانِهَا دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ.

30-27 Muhammad ibn Ja’far ibn Masroor - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Al-Hussein ibn Muhammad ibn Aamir quoted on the authority of Mo’ala ibn Muhammad al-Basri, on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Ali al-Washsha’ that he had heard Abul Hassan Al-Ridha (s) say, “A generous person is close to God, close to Paradise, close to the people and distant from the Fire. However, a stingy person is distant from Paradise, distant from the people and close to the Fire.” He also narrated that he had heard Abul Hassan Al-Ridha (s) say, “Generosity is a tree rooted in Paradise with its branches extended out all over this world. Whoever grabs onto one of its branches will go to Paradise.’”