The Attention of Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) to the livelihood status of People

There was a time in which famine came to the city of Medina and the goods became scarce. The shops were depleted and prices increased. In this situation, Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) asked his agent “Mo`tab”: “What is the market situation?” Mo`tab said: “O son of the Messenger of Allah! The situation of Market is not good. The people are under pressure”. His Holiness Said: “"Why is not the situation of the people ok?" Mo`tab said: "The goods are scarce and the prices have increased," His Holiness asked: "What is the situation of our family? He Replied: "Thanks to Allah, the situation of your family is good, because we have already provided food for one year and our warehouses and storehouses are full. As a result, this famine and depression will not make us uneasy."

Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) said: “Mo`tab! Go to the storehouses and bring everything that you have stored and sell!" Mo`tab said: "do I Sell all of them?” His Holiness said: “Yes.” He said: "After we sell our supplies, how do I make supplies?" His holiness asked: "How do people make supplies?" He said: "People with great difficulty buy their supplies at an expensive price". His Holiness (pbuh.) said: "We are also bothering to buy the necessary supplies at an expensive price."

This is a small sample of the Islamic way of thinking and lifestyle which is well illustrated the logic and nature of Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him).