201. Reason for facing the dead (dying ones) towards the Qiblah

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حدثنا محمد بن علي ماجيلويه رضى الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن محمد بن احمد، عن ابى جعفر احمد بن ابى عبد الله، عن أبى الجوزاء المنبه بن عبد الله عن الحسين بن علوان عن عمرو بن خالد، عن زيد بن علي، عن آبائه، عن علي عليه السلام قال: دخل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله على رجل من ولد عبد المطلب فإذا هو في السوق وقد وجه إلى غير القبلة فقال: وجهوه إلى القبلة فانكم إذا فعلتم ذلك أقبلت عليه الملائكة واقبل الله عليه بوجهه فلم يزل كذلك حتى يقبض.


1. Muhammad Bin Ali Majaylawiya narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Yahya Al Ataar, from Muhammad Bin Ahmad, from Abu Ja’far Ahmad Bin Abu Abdullah, from Abu Al Jowza Al Manbah Bin Abdullah, from Al Husayn Bin Alwan, from Amro Bin Khalid, (It has been narrated) from Zayd son of Ali (asws), from his forefathers (asws), from Ali (asws) having said: ‘Rasool-Allah (saww) went over to a man from the Clan of Abdul Muttalib (as), and he was in the market, and his face was towards other than the Qiblah. So he (saww) said: ‘Face him towards the Qiblah, for when you do that, the Angels would face him, and Allah (azwj) would Face him by His (azwj) Face’. So he did not cease to be like that until he (his soul) was captured’.