One day, sheytan came to Isa (a.s) and he asked him, ‘who do you hate and who do you love amongst the children of Adam?’
Sheytan answered, ‘ I hate those who have no faith, but they are generous.’
Isa (a.s) said, ‘they have no faith and yet you hate them?’
Sheytan said, ‘Yes. And I love those who have faith but they are stingy.’
Isa (a.s) asked, ‘Why is that?’
Sheytan said, ‘the stingy person, I’m going to pull him. He cannot escape from my hand. I’m waiting and guarding. Before Azrail comes, I will pull him and I will take the faith away. But the generous one, Allah is watching that one and He opens and creates reasons for that one to have faith and to go out from this world with a faith.’
The generous people Allah loves, all Prophets love and all Awliya love. Generosity makes man not to go out from this world without faith. Some way somehow it’s going to reach to man. Allah swt is favoring that one because he’s generous.
And generosity, even if he’s an unbeliever, it’s going to reach to them, some help is going to reach to them to say the Shahadat in the last minute and go out from this world. Impossible for him to go out from this world without faith.
If you are a stingy one, you may pray a lot, you may do so many worshipping, but there’s a big danger waiting for you. You may go out from this world without faith if you are a stingy person. It’s because you are being stingy in the Mulk of Allah swt which is not yours. Allah doesn’t like that. He doesn’t want that from His servants.
The stingy ones, even if they do something, because of their stinginess, even though they did it but their heart is hurting, even if they did something great, instead of getting lots of reward they may get a lot of punishment for it.
– SahibulSaif Sheykh AbdulKerim Effendi Hz