121. Punishment of injustice

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَلِیُّ بْنُ مُوسَی عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ بَکْرِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ یَزِیدَ عَنْ جَعْفَرٍ عَنْ أَبِیهِ ع قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص إِنَّ أَسْرَعَ الْخَیْرِ ثَوَاباً الْبِرُّ وَ إِنَّ أَسْرَعَ الشَّرِّ عِقَاباً الْبَغْیُ وَ کَفَی بِالْمَرْءِ عَیْباً أَنْ یَنْظُرَ مِنَ النَّاسِ إِلَی مَا یَعْمَی عَنْهُ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ وَ یُعَیِّرَ النَّاسَ بِمَا لَا یَسْتَطِیعُ تَرْکَهُ وَ یُؤْذِیَ جَلِیسَهُ بِمَا لَا یَعْنِیهِ.


1. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his ancestors that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “The reward of good done to someone is rewarded earlier than other good deeds and an injustice done to someone is punished earlier than other bad deeds. It is enough for one to have the bad quality of peeping into confidential matters of other people, to continue criticizing others for defects he himself has and to trouble people with senseless talks.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَبِیهِ رَفَعَهُ إِلَی عُمَرَ بْنِ أَبِی حَمْزَهَ الثُّمَالِیِّ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع یَقُولُ إِنَّ أَسْرَعَ الشَّرِّ عِقَاباً الْبَغْیُ.


2. It is narrated that Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) said, “The evil deed punished first is injustice done to others.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَلِیُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِیمَ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنِ النَّوْفَلِیِّ عَنِ السَّکُونِیِّ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ آبَائِهِ ع قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص لَوْ بَغَی جَبَلٌ عَلَی جَبَلٍ لَجَعَلَ اللَّهُ الْبَاغِیَ مِنْهُمَا دَکّاً.


3. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his ancestors that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “If a mountain does injustice to another mountain the Almighty Allah will raze it to the ground.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَلِیُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِیمَ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَیْمُونٍ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ آبَائِهِ ع قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص إِنَّ أَعْجَلَ الشَّرِّ عُقُوبَهً الْبَغْیُ.


4. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his ancestors that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “The evil deed to be punished first is injustice.”




وَ بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ قَالَ: دَعَا رَجُلٌ بَعْضَ بَنِی هَاشِمٍ إِلَی الْبِرَازِ فَأَبَی أَنْ یُبَارِزَهُ فَقَالَ لَهُ عَلِیٌّ ع مَا مَنَعَکَ أَنْ تُبَارِزَهُ فَقَالَ کَانَ فَارِسَ الْعَرَبِ وَ خَشِیتُ أَنْ یَغْلِبَنِی فَقَالَ لَهُ إِنَّهُ بَغَی عَلَیْکَ وَ لَوْ بَارَزْتَهُ لَغَلَبْتَهُ وَ لَوْ بَغَی جَبَلٌ عَلَی جَبَلٍ لَهَلَکَ الْبَاغِی.


5. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that a person challenged a man from Bani Hashim to fight with him. The person refused to fight. Amirul Momineen (a.s.) said, “Why didn’t you fight?” The Hashimite replied, “That person is a very brave Arab and I think he can beat me easily.” Imam (a.s.) said, “If he has done injustice to you, you should have fought with him and overpowered him, because if a mountain does injustice to another, Allah destroys the unjust mountain.”