22. Punishment for the one who forgets the Quran

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عنه، عن محمد بن علي، عن ابن فضال، عن أبي المعزا، عن أبي بصير، قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام يقول: من نسى سورة من القرآن مثلت له في صورة حسنة ودرجة رفيعة في الجنة فإذا رآها قال: من أنت؟ ما أحسنك! ليتك لي، فتقول: أما تعرفني؟ أنا سورة كذا وكذا، لو لم تنسنى لرفعتك إلى هذا المكان.

1. From him, from Muhammad Bin Ali, from Ibn Fazaal, from Abu Al Ma’aza who said, ‘I heard Abu Abdullah (a.s.) saying: ‘The one who abandons (does not recite) a Chapter from the Quran, a resemblance is Created for him in a beautiful image, and at a high Level in the Paradise. So when he sees it, he says, ‘Who are you? How beautiful you are! If only you were for me’. So it says: ‘But, do you not recognise me? I am Chapter such and such (from the Quran). Had you not abandoned me, you would have been raised to this status’.