22. Punishment of performing a good deed for others than Allah

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ یَحْیَی الْعَطَّارُ عَنِ الْعَمْرَکِیِّ الْخُرَاسَانِیِّ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ عَنْ أَخِیهِ مُوسَی بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ آبَائِهِ ع قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص یُؤْمَرُ بِرِجَالٍ إِلَی النَّارِ فَیَقُولُ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَ لِمَالِکٍ قُلْ لِلنَّارِ لَا تُحْرِقِی لَهُمْ أَقْدَاماً فَقَدْ کَانُوا یَمْشُونَ بِهَا إِلَی الْمَسَاجِدِ وَ لَا تُحْرِقِی لَهُمْ وُجُوهاً فَقَد کَانُوا یُسْبِغُونَ الْوُضُوءَ وَ لَا تُحْرِقِی لَهُمْ أَیْدِیاً فَقَدْ کَانُوا یَرْفَعُونَهَا بِالدُّعَاءِ وَ لَا تُحْرِقِی لَهُمْ أَلْسِنَهً فَقَدْ کَانُوا یُکْثِرُونَ تِلَاوَهَ الْقُرْآنِ قَالَ فَیَقُولُ لَهُمْ خَازِنُ النَّارِ یَا أَشْقِیَاءُ مَا کَانَ حَالُکُمْ قَالُوا کُنَّا نَعْمَلُ لِغَیْرِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ فَقِیلَ لَنَا خُذُوا ثَوَابَکُمْ مِمَّنْ عَمِلْتُمْ لَهُمْ.


1. Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.) narrates from his ancestors that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Some people will be ordered to be thrown into Hell on the Day of Judgment. The Almighty Allah will ask the angel of fire not to burn their feet for they walked with them to the mosque. Also He will order not to burn their faces for they used to face Allah while supplicating. He will order not to burn their tongues for they used to recite Quran excessively. The attendant of Hell will ask those people about their sin. They will reply that they used to perform good deeds for others instead of Allah. Those people will be ordered to go and ask for reward from the persons for whom they performed good deeds.”