445. Reward of facing the corpse towards Qiblah

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حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَی قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی أَحْمَدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَبِی الْجَوْزَاءِ الْمُنَبِّهِ بْنِ عُبَیْدِ اللَّهِ عَنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ عُلْوَانَ عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ زَیْدِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ جَدِّهِ عَنْ أَمِیرِ الْمُؤْمِنِینَ ع قَالَ: دَخَلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص عَلَی رَجُلٍ مِنْ وُلْدِ عَبْدِ الْمُطَّلِبِ وَ هُوَ فِی السِّیَاقِ وَ قَدْ وُجِّهَ لِغَیْرِ الْقِبْلَهِ فَقَالَ وَجِّهُوهُ إِلَی الْقِبْلَهِ فَإِنَّکُمْ إِذَا فَعَلْتُمْ ذَلِکَ أَقْبَلَتْ عَلَیْهِ الْمَلَائِکَهُ وَ أَقْبَلَ اللَّهُ عَلَیْهِ فَلَمْ یَزَلْ کَذَلِکَ حَتَّی یُقْبَضَ.


1. It is narrated by Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.) that his father narrated that Amirul Momineen (a.s.) said that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) visited a person from the children of Abdul Muttalib who was on his death bed and was not facing the Qibla. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) ordered him to turn his face towards qiblah and said, “If you turn his face towards qiblah, angels and God look at him till his soul is captured.”