369. Reward of a disbeliever who does good to a believer

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی الْهَیْثَمُ بْنُ أَبِی مَسْرُوقٍ النَّهْدِیُّ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ یَقْطِینٍ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو الْحَسَنِ مُوسَی بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ ع إِنَّهُ کَانَ فِی بَنِی إِسْرَائِیلَ رَجُلٌ مُؤْمِنٌ وَ کَانَ لَهُ جَارٌ کَافِرٌ وَ کَانَ یَرْفُقُ بِالْمُؤْمِنِ وَ یُوَلِّیهِ الْمَعْرُوفَ فِی الدُّنْیَا فَلَمَّا أَنْ مَاتَ الْکَافِرُ بَنَی اللَّهُ لَهُ بَیْتاً فِی النَّارِ مِنْ طِینٍ فَکَانَ یَقِیهِ حَرَّهَا وَ یَأْتِیهِ الرِّزْقُ مِنْ غَیْرِهَا وَ قِیلَ لَهُ هَذَا بِمَا کُنْتَ تَدْخُلُ عَلَی جَارِکَ الْمُؤْمِنِ فُلَانِ بْنِ فُلَانٍ مِنَ الرِّفْقِ وَ تُوَلِّیهِ مِنَ الْمَعْرُوفِ فِی الدُّنْیَا.


1. Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.) said, “A believer of Bani Israel had a neighbor who was an infidel and he used to behave very well with the believer and performed good deeds in the world. When the infidel died, Allah built for him a house of mud in Hell which protected him from its heat and provided him sustenance from elsewhere. He was told, ‘You are getting these comforts because of your nice behavior with your so and so believing neighbor and doing good in the world’.”