Voluntary Sharing

“And among the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh is voluntary sharing of one’s property with others among mankind. This voluntary sharing is greater than equality, and consists in this, that man should not prefer himself to others, but rather should sacrifice his life and property for others. But this should not be introduced by coercion so that it becomes a law and man is compelled to follow it. Nay, rather, man should voluntarily and of his own choice sacrifice his property and life for others, and spend willingly for the poor, just as is done in Persia among the Bahá’ís.”
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá p. 302

“To give and to be generous are attributes of Mine; well is it with him that adorneth himself with My virtues.”
Bahá’u’lláhh, Arabic Hidden Words #49

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