213. The reason due to which it is forbidden for the relatives to put the soil in the grave

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أخبرني علي بن حاتم قال حدثنا ابو الفضل العباس بن محمد بن القاسم العلوي قال، حدثنا الحسن بن سهل عن محمد بن سهل عن محمد بن حاتم عن يعقوب ابن يزيد قال: حدثني علي بن اسباط عن عبيد بن زرارة قال: مات لبعض اصحاب أبي عبد الله (ع) ولد فحضر أبو عبد الله جنازته فلما الحد تقدم أبوه ليطرح عليه التراب فأخذ أبو عبد الله (ع) بكتفه وقال: لا تطرح عليه من التراب، ومن كان منه ذا رحم فلا يطرح عليه التراب فقلنا: يابن رسول الله أتنهى عن هذا وحده؟ فقال: أنهاكم ان تطرحوا التراب على ذوي الارحام فان ذلك يورث القسوة في القلب، ومن قسا قبله بعد من ربه عز وجل.

1. Ali Bin Hatim informed me, from Abu Al Fazal Al Abbas Bin Muhammad Bin Al Qasim Al Alawy, from Al Hassan Bin Sahl, from Muhammad Bin Sahl, from Muhammad Bin Hatim, from Yaqoub Ibn Yazeed, from Ali Bin Asbaat, from Ubeyd Bin Zarara who said, ‘A child of one of the companions of Abu Abdullah (a.s.) died, so Abu Abdullah (a.s.) was present at his funeral. So when his body was placed in the grave, his father moved forward to place the soil upon him. So Abu Abdullah (a.s.) grabbed his shoulder and said: ‘Do not lay the soil upon him, and the ones who were his relatives (also) should not place the soil upon him’. So we said, ‘O son (a.s.) of Rasool-Allah (saww)! Are you (a.s.) forbidding from this one alone?’ So he (a.s.) said: ‘I (a.s.) am forbidding you all to place the soil upon the relatives, for that inherits the hardness in the heart; and the one who is hard of heart is remote from his Lord (azwj) Mighty and Majestic’.