208. The reason due to which it is recommended to (use) better shrouds

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أبى رحمه الله قال: حدثنا احمد بن إدريس قال: حدثنا محمد بن احمد عن احمد بن محمد، عن بعض أصحابنا يرفعه إلى أبى عبد الله " ع " قال: أجيدوا اكفان موتاكم فانها زينتهم.

1. My father said, ‘Ahmad Bin Idrees narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Ahmad, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from one of our companions, It has been narrated from Abu Abdullah (asws): ‘(Use) better shrouds for your dead ones, for these are an adornment for them’.

وعنه، عن احمد بن ادريس قال: حدثنى احمد بن محمد بن علي بن الحكم عن يونس بن يعقوب، عن ابى عبد الله عليه السلام قال: اوصاني ابي بكفنه فقال لي يا جعفر اشتر لي بردا وجوده، فان الموتى يتباهون باكفانهم.

2. And from him, from Ahmad Bin Idrees who said, ‘Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Ali Bin Al Hakam narrated to me, from Yunus Bin Yaqoub, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘My (asws) father (asws) bequeathed to me (asws) of his (asws) shroud, so he (asws) said to me (asws): ‘O Ja’far (asws)! Buy for me (asws) one of good quality, for the dead would be showing off with their shrouds’.