6. The (group of) eights

Back to book

عنه، عن أبي الحسن يحيى الواسطي، عمن ذكره، أته قيل لابي عبد الله (ع) أترى هذا الخلق كلهم من الناس؟ - فقال: ألق منهم النارك للسواك، والمتربع في الموضع الضيق، والداخل فيما لا يعنيه، والممارى فيما لا علم له به، والمتمرض من غير علة، والمتشعث من غير مصيبة، والمخالف على أصحابه في الحق وقد اتفقوا عليه، والمفتخر بفخر آبائه وهو خلو من صالح أعمالهم، وهو بمنزلة الخلنج يقشر لحاء عن لحاء حتى يوصل إلى جوهره وهو كما قال الله عزوجل من قائل " إن هم إلا كالانعام بل هم أضل سبيلا ".

1. From him, from Abu Al Hassan Yahya Al Wasity, from the one who mentioned it, (The narrator says, I) came to Abu Abdullah (a.s.) and said to him (a.s.), ‘Do you (a.s.) view these people, all of them as from the human beings?’ So he (a.s.) said: ‘Among them are those who are the fuel of the Fire, and the ones sitting in the narrow place, and the ones who have entered into what does not concern them, the meddlers in what they have no knowledge of, and the sick ones not from the disease, and the afflicted ones not from difficulties, and the violator of the truth having agreed with his companions, and the proud one priding over his forefathers and he is empty from the righteous of their deeds, and he is at the status of the Al-Khalanj (a type of fish) peeling layer from layer until it gets to the core, and it is as Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic has Said [25:44] They are nothing but like cattle; but, they are straying farther off from the path’.

عنه، عن بعض أصحابنا، رفعه إلى أبي عبد الله (ع)، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: ثمانية لا تقبل منهم صلوة، العبد الابق حتى يرجع إلى مولاه، والناشز وزوجها ساخط عليها، ومانع الزكوة، وتارك الوضوء، والجارية المدركة تصلى بغير خمار، وإمام قوم يصلى بهم وهم له كارهون، والزبين، قالوا: يا رسول الله وما الزبين؟ قال: الرجل يدافع الغائط والبول، والسكران فهؤلاء الثمانية لا يقبل منهم صلوة.

2. From him, from one of our companions, raising it to Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘Rasool-Allah (saww) said: ‘There are eight from whom the Prayer would not be Accepted the runaway slave until he returns to his master; and the disobedient (wife) and her husband is angry with her; and the preventer of Zakat, and the avoider of the ablution; and the female (servant of Allah (azwj)) who Prays without a scarf; and the Prayer leader with whom the people Pray and they dislike him; and the ‘Al-Zabeyn’. They said, ‘O Rasool-Allah (saww)! And what is ‘Al-Zabaeyn’?’ He (saww) said: ‘The man who does not remove (from him) the faeces and the urine; and the drunkards. So these are the eight from whom the Prayer is not Acceptable’.