24. Punishment of offering Salaat without Wuzu and passing by a poor man without helping him

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حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنِ السِّنْدِیِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ یَحْیَی عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ مِهْرَانَ الْجَمَّالِ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: أُقْعِدَ رَجُلٌ مِنَ الْأَخْیَارِ فِی قَبْرِهِ قِیلَ لَهُ یَا أَبَا خَالِدٍ إِنَّا جَالِدُوکَ مِائَهَ جَلْدَهٍ مِنْ عَذَابِ اللَّهِ فَقَالَ لَا أُطِیقُهَا فَلَمْ یَزَالُوا بِهِ حَتَّی انْتَهَوْا إِلَی جَلْدَهٍ وَاحِدَهٍ فَقَالُوا لَیْسَ مِنْهَا بُدٌّ فَقَالَ فِیمَا تَجْلِدُونِّی فِیهَا قَالُوا إِنَّکَ صَلَّیْتَ یَوْماً بِغَیْرِ وُضُوءٍ وَ مَرَرْتَ عَلَی ضَعِیفٍ فَلَمْ تَنْصُرْهُ قَالَ فجلده [فَجَلَدُوهُ] جَلْدَهً مِنْ عَذَابِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ فَامْتَلَأَ قَبْرُهُ نَاراً.


1. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s) said, “A virtuous person will be made to sit inside a grave and told that he will be punished with a hundred lashes. He will say that he does not have the strength to bear that punishment. The punishment will be reduced continuously on his insistence till it is brought to a single lash. He will be told that a single lash is the minimum possible. That person will ask the reason for the punishment. He would be told that one day he offered Salaat without Wuzu and passed by a poor man without helping him. The person will be given punishment of one lash and because of which his grave will become full of fire.”