Compensation and Imam (a.s.)
Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Amir through his chain of narrators has narrated in a marfu‘ manner saying, "Abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) has said the following.
"Whoever would think that imam is needy to what people own he would become an unbeliever. It is the people who need that Imam accept from them. Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most gracious, has said, "Collect religious tax (zakat) from them to purify and cleanse them and pray for them;. . ." (9:103)
A number of our people has narrated Ahmad ibn Muhammad from al-Washsha’ from ‘Isa ibn Sulayman al-Nahhas from al-Mufaddl ibn ‘Umar from al-Khaybari and Yunus ibn Zabyan who both have said we heard abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) say the following.
"There is nothing more beloved to Allah than the Dirhams taken out (of one’s property) to pay to the Imam (a.s.). On the Day of Judgment Allah will his Dirham as big as the mountain of ’Uhud." He then said, "Allah, the Most High has said in His book, "One who generously lends to God will be paid back in many multiples of the loan. . . ." (2:245) The Imam (a.s.) said, "This is a special reference to the payment made to the Imam."
Through the same chain of narrators it is narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from md ibn sn from Hammad ibn abu Talha from Ma‘adh Sahib al-Akyisa who has said the following
"I heard abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) say, ‘Allah does not ask His creatures to lend Him from their properties because He needs it. In fact, Whatever such rights Allah has they are for His appointed guardian (over His creatures)."
Ahmad ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ali ibn al-Hakam from abu al-Maghra’ from iq ibn ‘Ammar from abu Ibrahim (a.s.) who has said the following
"The narrator has said that he asked abu Ibrahim (a.s.) about the words of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Gracious, ‘Whoever gives a virtuous loan to God will receive double from Him in addition to an honorable reward." (57:11).The Imam (a.s.) said, "It was revealed about the payments to Imam."
Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from al-Hassan ibn Mayyah from his father who has said the following
"Once abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) said to me, "O Mayyah, one Dirham paid to the Imam is greater in weight than the mountain of ’Uhud."
Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Yunus from certain persons of his people have narrated from abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) the following.
"One Dirham paid to the Imam earns more reward than two million Dirhams paid for other charities."
Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Faddal from ibn Bukayr who has said the following
"I heard abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) say, ‘I procure payment of one Dirham from a person of you when I am the wealthiest of the people of the city of al-Madina . I accept such payments just to purify you."