65. Punishment of being haughty against Allah

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِی عُمَیْرٍ عَنْ حَفْصٍ الْبَخْتَرِیِّ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع إِنَّ قَوْماً أَذْنَبُوا ذُنُوباً کَثِیرَهً فَأَشْفَقُوا مِنْهَا وَ خَافُوا خَوْفاً شَدِیداً وَ جَاءَ آخَرُونَ فَقَالُوا ذُنُوبُکُمْ عَلَیْنَا فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ عَلَیْهِمُ الْعَذَابَ ثُمَّ قَالَ تَبَارَکَ وَ تَعَالَی خَافُونِی وَ اجْتَرَأْتُمْ.


1. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that a community had committed a number of sins. However they stopped committing them after a period and began to fear those sins a lot. Some people came forward and said, “Your sins are around our necks.” The Almighty Allah sent chastisement on them and said: “Those people used to fear Me and you tried to be haughty.”