444. Reward of visiting a sick, giving ritual bath to dead, attending a funeral, consoling a mother at the death of her young son

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حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِیسَی عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِی الْجَارُودِ عَنْ أَبِی جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: کَانَ فِیمَا نَاجَی اللَّهُ بِهِ مُوسَی ع رَبَّهُ أَنْ قَالَ یَا رَبِّ أَعْلِمْنِی مِمَّا بَلَغَ مِنْ عِیَادَهِ الْمَرِیضِ مِنَ الْأَجْرِ قَالَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ أُوَکِّلُ بِهِ مَلَکاً یَعُودُهُ فِی قَبْرِهِ إِلَی مَحْشَرِهِ قَالَ یَا رَبِّ فَمَا لِمَنْ غَسَّلَ الْمَوْتَی قَالَ أَغْسِلُهُ مِنْ ذُنُوبِهِ کَمَا وَلَدَتْهُ أُمُّهُ قَالَ یَا رَبِّ فَمَا لِمَنْ شَیَّعَ الْجِنَازَهَ قَالَ أُوَکِّلُ بِهِ مَلَائِکَهً مِنْ مَلَائِکَتِی مَعَهُمْ رَایَاتٌ یُشَیِّعُونَهُمْ مِنْ قُبُورِهِمْ إِلَی مَحْشَرِهِمْ قَالَ یَا رَبِّ فَمَا لِمَنْ عَزَّی الثَّکْلَی قَالَ أُظِلُّهُ فِی ظِلِّی یَوْمَ لَا ظِلَّ إِلَّا ظِلِّی.


1. It was narrated to me by Muhammad b. al-Hassan who said it was narrated to me by Muhammad b. al-Hassan al-Saffar from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa from Muhammad b. Sinan from Abi al-Jarud from Abi Ja’far (a.s.) who said: Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) narrates that Musa (a.s.) asked Allah, “Let me know the reward of visiting a sick.” Allah replied, “I order an angel to worship in the grave of the visitor till the Day of Reckoning.” Musa (a.s.) asked, “O Lord! What is the reward of giving ritual bath to a dead body?” Allah replied, “I will wash his sins like that of the day when he was born.” Musa (a.s.) asked, “O Allah! What is the reward of those who attend a funeral?” I will appoint flag-bearing angels to attend him from his grave till the Day of Reckoning.” Musa (a.s.) asked, “What is the reward of condoling a woman whose son has passed away?” Allah answered, “He will get the shade on the day when there will be no shade.”