Charity and Alms
214- قالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ (ص) :
لاتَزالُ أُمَّتي بِخَيرٍ مَالَم يَتَخَاوَنُوا، وَ اَدَّوُا الأََمانَةَ، وَ آتَوُا الزَّكاةَ، وَ إذا لَم يَفعَلُوا ذلِكَ اُبْتُلُوا بِالقَحْطِ وَالسِّنِينَ
The Holy Prophet [p.b.u.h.] said: "My community will continue to live fairly while they are faithful (to each other), return the deposits (to their owners), and give alms (of their property); but, if they do not fulfil these duties, they will encounter famine and scarcity."
Wasa'il-ush Shia'ah, vol. 6,
his death his successors may not act upon his will or he may not get an opportunity to write a will.
Nahjul-Balagha, p. 512
Saying No. 254
It is narrated from the Holy Prophet [p.b.u.h.] who said:
"When I ascended to the sky, I saw three lines written on the door of Heaven:
The first line: In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful; I am Allah and there is no god save Me that My Grace preceeds My wrath.
The second line: In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful; charity is repaid ten times and loan eighteen times, and regard for kinship thirty times.
The third line: He who understands My Rank and My Lordship should never accuse Me regarding sustenance."
Al - Ithna 'Ashariyyah, p.
218- عَن طاوُوسِ بنِ اليَمانِ قالَ سَمِعتُ عَلِيَّ بنَ الحُسَينِ (ع) يَقُولُ: عَلاماتُ المُؤمِنِ خَمـسٌ، قُلـتُ: وَ ماهُـنَّ يابنَ رَسُـولِ الله؟ قالَ: اَلوَرَعُ فِي الخَلوَة، وَالصَّدَقَة فِي القِلَّة، وَالصَّبرُ عِندَ المُصيبَة، وَالحِلمُ عِندَ الغَضَبِ، وَالصِّدقُ عِندَ الخَوفِ
Tawus-ibn-il-Yaman said that he heard when Imam Ali-ibn-il-Husain, Zainul-'Abidin [a.s.] that said the epithets of a believer were five then he asked him [a.s.] about them and he answered: "Piety in private, donating charity at the time of need, patience when misfortunes come, tolerance at the time of anger, truthfulness when there is fear."
Al-Khisal by Saduq, p. 127