217. The reason due to which the dead should not be brought to the grave without pausing

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أبي رحمه الله قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله عن محمد بن الحسين عن محمد بن سنان عن محمد بن عجلان عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: إذا جئت باخيك إلى القبر فلا تفدحه به، ضعه أسفل من القبر بذراعين أو ثلاثة حتى يأخذ لذلك أهبته ثم ضعه في لحده وان استطعت ان تلصق خده بالارض وتحسر عن خده فافعل وليكن أولى الناس به مما يلى رأسه وليتعوذ بالله من الشيطان وليقرأ (فاتحة الكتاب) (والمعوذتين) (وقل هو الله أحد) (وآية الكرسي) ثم ليقل ما يعلم حتى ينتهى إلى صاحبه.

1. My father said, ‘Sa’ad Bin Abdullah narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Al Husayn, from Muhammad Bin Sinan, from Muhammad Bin Ajlan, Abu Abdullah (a.s.) has said: ‘When you come with your (dead) brother to the grave do not dump him like a burden. Place him at the bottom of the grave by two cubits or three until due to that he prepares himself for it. Then place him in his grave. And if you are able to stick his cheek upon the earth and sigh upon his cheek, so do it. So let the closest of the people from his head seek Refuge from the Satan (la), and let him recite (Surah Al-Fatiha – Chapter 1), and (Surah Al-Naas and Surah Al-Falaq (Chapters 114 & 113), and Surah Al-Ikhlaas (Chapter 112), and Ayat Al-Kursy (Chapter 2:255). Then he should say whatever he knows until ends up to his companions’.

وروي في حديث آخر: إذا أتيت بالميت القبر فلا تفدح به القبر فان للقبر أهوالا عظيمة وتعوذ من هول المطلع، ولكن ضعه قرب شفير القبر واصبر عليه هنيئة ثم قدمه قليلا واصبر عليه ليأخذ أهبته ثم قدمه إلى شفير القبر.

2. And it has been reported in another Hadeeth, (he (a.s.) having) said: ‘When you come with the dead to the grave, so do not dump him in the grave, for the grave is a grievous horror, and you should seek Refuge from the emerging horrors. But, place him near the pit of the grave and be patient over him, welcoming. Then move him forward a little and be patient over him, for him to prepare for it. Then move him forward to the pit of the grave’.