A Bundle of Flowers

Regard for Kinship

The Holy Prophet (S) said: "He who wishes that his sustenance be increased for him and his death day be delayed, then he should pay attention to his kinsfolk."

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 74, p. 89

Imam ‘Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha’ (‘a) said: "Wealth does not (excessively) accumulate but by having five traits: extreme miserliness, high expectations, overwhelming greed, breaking off ties with one's kindred, and preferring this world to the next."

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 73, p. 138

Imam Muhammad Baqir (‘a) said: regard for kinship causes (five advantages):

  1. The purification (and acceptance) of deeds.

  2. Increase in wealth.

  3. Repelling misfortunes.

  4. Easiness in Reckoning, (in the Hereafter).

  5. Prolonging life.

Usul al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 150

The Holy Prophet (S) said: "There are three groups who will not (be allowed to) enter Heaven: drinkers of wine, witches, and renouncers of one's kindred."

Al-Khisal, p. 179