43. Punishment of the one who follows the tracks of the Believer

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عنه، عن ابن أبي نجران، عن محمد بن سنان ومحمد بن علي، عن ابن سنان، عن أبي الجارود، عن أبي برزة، قال صلى بنا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله ثم انصرف مسرعا حتى وضع يده على باب المسجد ثم نادى بأعلى صوته: يا معشر من آمن بلسانه ولم يخلص الايمان إلى قلبه لا تتبعوا عورات المؤمنين فانه من تتبع عورات المؤمنين تتبع الله عورته، ومن تتبع الله عورته فضحه ولو في جوف بيته. وفي رواية زرارة، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام، قال: ان أقرب ما يكون العبد إلى الكفر أن يواخى الرجل على الدين فيحصى عليه عثراته أو زلاته ليعنفه بها يوما ما. وفي رواية ابن سنان، قال: قلت لابي عبد الله عليه السلام: عورة المؤمن على المؤمن حرام؟ - قال: نعم، قلت: يعنى سفالته؟ - قال: ليس هو حيث تذهب، انما هو اذاعة سره.


1. From him, from Ibn Abu Najran, from Muhammad Bin Sinan and Muhammad Bin Ali, from Ibn Sinan, from Abu Al Jaroud, from Abu Barza who said, ‘We Prayed with Rasool-Allah (saww), then he (saww) finished quickly until he (saww) placed his hand upon the door of the Masjid. Then he (saww) called out in a high voice: ‘O group, the ones who believed by his tongue and is not sincere of faith to his heart! Do not follow the faults of the Believers, for the one who does follow the faults of the Believers follows the faults of Allah (azwj). And the one who follows the faults of Allah (azwj), would have these exposed even if he is in the middle of his house’. And in a report of Zarara, from Abu Ja’far (asws) having said: ‘The closest of what the servant comes to the disbelief is when he establishes brotherhood with the man over the debt, so he counts it against him, his stumbles and slips so that he can scold him for it one day’. And in a report of Ibn Sinan who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (asws), ‘The nakedness of the Believer is forbidden unto the Believer?’ He (asws) said: ‘Yes’. I said, ‘Meaning, his lowness?’ He (asws) said: ‘It is not where you are going (with it). But rather, it is the broadcasting of his secret’.