Sayyidina Abu Hurairah (RA) reported that the Prophet (s.a.w) said, “The generous person is near to Allah, near to paradise and near to the people, and far away from the fire.

The miser is far from Allah, far from paradise and far from the people, but near to the fire. An ignorant generous person is dearer to Allah than an ascetic miser.”

[Sunan at Tirmidhi Zaeef Hadith # 1971]