Question: What is worse than a man who is stingy?
Answer: A wealthy man who is stingy.
Question: What is worse than a wealthy man who is stingy?
Answer: A wealthy man who is stingy with his family.
Question: And what is worse than that?
Answer: A wealthy man who is stingy with his wife.
“And let not those who [greedily] withhold what Allah has given them of His bounty ever think that it is better for them. Rather, it is worse for them. Their necks will be encircled by what they withheld on the Day of Resurrection. And to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth. And Allah, with what you do, is [fully] Acquainted.” (3:180)
Abu Hurayrah (r) reported that the Prophet (s) said: A dinar spent for the sake of Allah, a dinar spent to free a slave, a dinar given in charity to a poor person, and a dinar spent on ones wife the greatest in reward of all these is the dinar spent on one’s wife. (Muslim)
Abu Hurayrah (r) narrated that the Prophet (s) said: “Generosity is close to Allah, close to Paradise, close to the people and far from the Fire. Stinginess is far from Allah, far from Paradise, far from the people and close to the Fire. The ignorant generous person, is more beloved to Allah than the worshiping stingy person.” (Tirmidhi)