Posted by: Upāsaka | 06/03/2017

Small Charities

53. Generosity is to help a deserving person without his request, and if you help him after his request, then it is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke.

67. Do not feel ashamed if the amount of charity is small because to refuse the needy is an act of greater shame.

-Imam Ali (as)

May I practice the perfection of generosity, renunciation and loving-kindness by offering whatever I can to anyone in need. 

How often have I allowed someone in obvious need of food or drink to languish because they didn’t ask me directly for help? 

While I yet have the means, may I not squander the opportunity to offer chastity and succor to all of my brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles in samsara. 

May I ever be attentive to the needs of others and give before asked. 


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