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Imam Baqir's (a.s.) Honoring the Poor

Among his high morals was that he glorified the poor and raised their position lest the people should see the abasement of the need on them. The historians said: "He ordered his family not to say to the beggar: 'Beggar, take this.' Rather he ordered them to say: 'Servant of Allah, you are blessed.3 He also ordered them to call the beggars with their best names.4

Surely, they are the morals of the Prophet, who came to make man high, to supply him with glory and dignity, and to save him from submission and abasement.

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3. 'Uyyun al-Akhbar, vol. 3, p. 208.

4. Al-Bayan wa al-Tabiyyin, p. 158.