459. Reward of a believer after his death and reward of making a believer happy

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ الْحِمْیَرِیُّ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ سَدِیرٍ الصَّیْرَفِیِّ قَالَ: کُنْتُ عِنْدَ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع فَذَکَرُوا عِنْدَهُ الْمُؤْمِنَ فَالْتَفَتَ إِلَیَّ فَقَالَ یَا أَبَا الْفَضْلِ أَ لَا أُحَدِّثُکَ بِحَالِ الْمُؤْمِنِ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ قُلْتُ بَلَی فَحَدِّثْنِی قَالَ إِذَا قَبَضَ اللَّهُ رُوحَ الْمُؤْمِنِ صَعِدَ مَلَکَاهُ إِلَی السَّمَاءِ فَقَالا رَبَّنَا عَبْدُکَ فُلَانٌ وَ نِعْمَ الْعَبْدُ کَانَ لَکَ سَرِیعاً فِی طَاعَتِکَ بَطِیئاً فِی مَعْصِیَتِکَ وَ قَدْ قَبَضْتَهُ إِلَیْکَ فَمَا ذَا تَأْمُرُنَا مِنْ بَعْدِهِ قَالَ فَیَقُولُ اللَّهُ لَهُمَا اهْبِطَا إِلَی الدُّنْیَا وَ کُونَا عِنْدَ قَبْرِ عَبْدِی فَاحْمَدَانِی وَ سَبِّحَانِی وَ هَلِّلَانِی وَ کَبِّرَانِی وَ اکْتُبَا ذَلِکَ لِعَبْدِی حَتَّی أَبْعَثَهُ مِنْ قَبْرِهِ- ثُمَّ قَالَ أَ لَا أَزِیدُکَ فَقُلْتُ بَلَی فَزِدْنِی فَقَالَ إِذَا بَعَثَ اللَّهُ الْمُؤْمِنَ مِنْ قَبْرِهِ خَرَجَ مَعَهُ مِثَالٌ یَقْدُمُهُ أَمَامَهُ فَکُلَّمَا رَأَی الْمُؤْمِنُ هَوْلًا مِنْ أَهْوَالِ الْقِیَامَهِ قَالَ لَهُ الْمِثَالُ لَا تَحْزَنْ وَ لَا تَفْزَعْ وَ أَبْشِرْ بِالسُّرُورِ وَ الْکَرَامَهِ مِنَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ فَمَا زَالَ یُبَشِّرُهُ بِالسُّرُورِ وَ الْکَرَامَهِ مِنَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ حَتَّی یَقِفَ بَیْنَ یَدَیِ اللَّهِ جَلَّ جَلَالُهُ فَیُحَاسِبُهُ حِساباً یَسِیراً وَ یَأْمُرُ بِهِ إِلَی الْجَنَّهِ وَ الْمِثَالُ أَمَامَهُ فَیَقُولُ لَهُ الْمُؤْمِنُ رَحِمَکَ اللَّهُ نِعْمَ الْخَارِجُ خَرَجْتَ مَعِی مِنْ قَبْرِی مَا زِلْتَ تُبَشِّرُنِی بِالسُّرُورِ وَ الْکَرَامَهِ مِنَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ حَتَّی رَأَیْتُ ذَلِکَ فَمَنْ أَنْتَ فَیَقُولُ لَهُ الْمِثَالُ أَنَا السُّرُورُ الَّذِی کُنْتَ تُدْخِلُهُ عَلَی أَخِیکَ الْمُؤْمِنِ فِی الدُّنْیَا خَلَقَنِیَ اللَّهُ مِنْهُ لأسترک [لِأَسُرَّکَ].


1. The narrator says that he was with Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) when the discussion was about a believer. Imam turned towards him and said, “O Abul Fazl! Do you want me to tell you the position of a believer near Allah?” “Yes,” he replied. Imam said, “Whenever Allah captures the soul of a believer, two angels go to Allah and say that Your so and so servant was a good person, he used to hasten to Your obedience and shunned Your prohibitions. Now what do You order us after capturing his soul? Allah will order the angels to go near the grave of the believer and glorify Allah. He would write the reward of this deed for His servant till the day he is resurrected.” Imam asked, “Do you want me to narrate a few more excellences?” “Yes,” replied he and Imam (a.s.) said, “When Allah resurrects that believer, his look-alike will also come out with him and it will move ahead of the believer. Whenever the believer fears the stages of the Day of Judgment, this look-alike will tell him not to fear or aggrieve. It will go on giving him glad tidings about good fortune and divine mercy.” “The accounting of deeds will be easy for him and he will be ordered to enter Paradise. This look-alike will walk in front of the believer and the latter will ask: How good you are! You were resurrected from my grave and you are providing me happiness and glad tidings of divine mercy continuously. I have seen everything. After all, who are you? The look-alike will reply: I am the same happiness which you had given to a believer in the world. Allah had created me to give you glad tidings.”