102. Punishment of not helping Ahle Bayt (a.s.) in spite of seeing and hearing them calling for help

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حَدَّثَنِی الْحُسَیْنُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی أَبِی عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحَکَمِ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ أَبِی الْجَارُودِ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ قَیْسٍ الْمَشْرِقِیِّ قَالَ: دَخَلْتُ عَلَی الْحُسَیْنِ ع أَنَا وَ ابْنُ عَمٍّ لِی وَ هُوَ فِی قَصْرِ بَنِی مُقَاتِلٍ فَسَلَّمْنَا عَلَیْهِ فَقَالَ لَهُ ابْنُ عَمِّی یَا أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ هَذَا الَّذِی أَرَی خِضَابٌ أَوْ شَعْرُکَ فَقَالَ خِضَابٌ وَ الشَّیْبُ إِلَیْنَا بَنِی هَاشِمٍ یُعَجِّلُ ثُمَّ أَقْبَلَ عَلَیْنَا فَقَالَ جِئْتُمَا لِنُصْرَتِی فَقُلْتُ إِنِّی رَجُلٌ کَبِیرُ السِّنِّ کَثِیرُ الدَّیْنِ کَثِیرُ الْعِیَالِ وَ فِی یَدِی بَضَائِعُ لِلنَّاسِ وَ لَا أَدْرِی مَا یَکُونُ وَ أَکْرَهُ أَنْ أُضَیِّعَ أَمَانَتِی وَ قَالَ لَهُ ابْنُ عَمِّی مِثْلَ ذَلِکَ قَالَ لَنَا فَانْطَلِقَا فَلَا تَسْمَعَا لِی وَاعِیَهً وَ لَا تَرَیَا لِی سَوَاداً فَإِنَّهُ مَنْ سَمِعَ وَاعِیَتَنَا أَوْ رَأَی سَوَادَنَا فَلَمْ یُجِبْنَا وَ لَمْ یُعِنَّا کَانَ حَقّاً عَلَی اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ أَنْ یُکِبَّهُ عَلَی مَنْخِرَیْهِ فِی النَّارِ.


1. It was narrated to me by al-Hussain b. Ahmad who said it was narrated to me by Abi from Muhammad b. Ahmad from Muhammad b. Ismail from Ali b. al-Hakam from his father from Abi al-Jarud from ’Amru b. Qays al-Mashraqi who said: “I can see dye applied on your hair. Are your hairs turning white?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Yes it is the dye which I have applied. We, the Hashemites turn old soon.” Then Imam glanced at the narrator and asked, “Have you come for my help?” The narrator replied, “I have become aged and turned old. I have huge loans on my head and I have a large family. I am also having the things of other people with me kept as trust. I don’t know what will happen to me if I go with you? I don’t want to deprive so many people of their trust.” The cousin also gave similar excuses for not accompanying the Imam (a.s.). Upon this, Imam (a.s.) told them, “Go away from this place as if you have not heard me asking for help because one who hears an Imam asking for help and turns a deaf ear, will be thrown headlong into Hell.”