1. Punishment of not worshipping Allah according to divine orders

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مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ مُوسَی بْنِ بَابَوَیْهِ الْفَقِیهُ الْقُمِّیُّ مُصَنِّفُ هَذَا الْکِتَابِ ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ أَبِی الْخَطَّابِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ یَحْیَی عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ غَالِبٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: عَبَدَ اللَّهَ حِبْرٌ مِنْ أَحْبَارِ بَنِی إِسْرَائِیلَ حَتَّی صَارَ مِثْلَ الْخِلَالِ فَأَوْحَی اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ إِلَی نَبِیِّ زَمَانِهِ قُلْ لَهُ وَ عِزَّتِی وَ جَلَالِی وَ جَبَرُوتِی لَوْ أَنَّکَ عَبَدْتَنِی حَتَّی تَذُوبَ کَمَا تَذُوبُ الْأَلْیَهُ فِی الْقِدْرِ مَا قَبِلْتُ مِنْکَ حَتَّی تَأْتِیَنِی مِنَ الْبَابِ الَّذِی أَمَرْتُکَ.


1. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said that a monk from Bani Israel worshipped Allah so much that he become like a dry stick. Allah, the Mighty and Sublime revealed to His prophet of that time to go and say to him that (Allah says), “By My Greatness, Might and Power, even if you worship Me till you melt like something in the cooking pot, also, I will not accept it from you until you come to Me from the door I have ordered for you.”