209. The reason due to which the branch is made to be for the dead

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أبى رحمه الله قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله عن يعقوب بن يزيد عن حماد بن عيسى عن حريز عن زرارة عن أبى جعفر عليه السلام قال: قلت له أرأيت الميت اذا مات لم تجعل معه الجريدة؟ قال تجافي عنه العذاب والحساب مادام العود رطبا انما الحساب والعذاب كله في يوم واحد وفي ساعه واحدة قدر ما يدخل القبر ويرجع الناس عنه، فانما جعل السعفتان لذلك، ولاعذاب ولاحساب بعد جفوفهما ان شاء الله.

1. My father said, ‘Sa’ad Bin Abdullah narrated to us, from Yaqoub Bin Yazeed, from Hamaad Bin Isa, from Hareyz, from Zarara, (The narrator says) ‘I said to Abu Ja’far (a.s.), ‘What is your (a.s.) view about the dead when he dies, and the branch is not made to be with him?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘(Both these branches) would defy the Punishment and the Reckoning for as long as the sticks are wet. But rather, the Reckoning and the Punishment, all of it is in one day, and in one time, in a measurement of what enters the grave and the people return from him. But rather, the two palms (branches) are made to be for that, and there would neither be a Punishment, nor a Reckoning after they both having dried out, Allah (azwj) Willing’.