73. Punishment of leaving obligations and committing prohibited acts

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حَدَّثَنِی عَلِیُّ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ الْأَسَدِیُّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی مُوسَی بْنُ عِمْرَانَ النَّخَعِیُّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی الْحُسَیْنُ بْنُ یَزِیدَ النَّوْفَلِیُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنِ الْمُفَضَّلِ بْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِأَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع رُوِیَ عَنِ الْمُغِیرَهِ أَنَّهُ قَالَ إِذَا عَرَفَ الرَّجُلُ رَبَّهُ لَیْسَ عَلَیْهِ وَرَاءَ ذَلِکَ شَیْ ءٌ قَالَ مَا لَهُ لَعَنَهُ اللَّهُ أَ لَیْسَ کُلَّمَا ازْدَادَ بِاللَّهِ مَعْرِفَهً فَهُوَ أَطْوَعُ لَهُ فَیُطِیعُ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ مَنْ لَا یَعْرِفُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ أَمَرَ مُحَمَّداً ص بِأَمْرٍ وَ أَمَرَ مُحَمَّدٌ ص الْمُؤْمِنِینَ بِأَمْرٍ فَهُمْ عَامِلُونَ بِهِ إِلَی أَنْ یَجِی ءَ نَهْیُهُ وَ الْأَمْرُ وَ النَّهْیُ عِنْدَ الْمُؤْمِنِ سَوَاءٌ ثُمَّ قَالَ لَا یَنْظُرُ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ إِلَی عَبْدٍ وَ لَا یُزَکِّیهِ [إِذَا] تَرَکَ فَرِیضَهً مِنْ فَرَائِضِ اللَّهِ وَ ارْتَکَبَ کَبِیرَهً مِنَ الْکَبَائِرِ قَالَ قُلْتُ لَا یَنْظُرُ اللَّهُ إِلَیْهِ قَالَ نَعَمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ أَمَرَ بِأَمْرٍ وَ أَمَرَ إِبْلِیسُ بِأَمْرٍ فَتَرَکَ مَا أَمَرَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ بِهِ وَ صَارَ إِلَی مَا أَمَرَ إِبْلِیسُ بِهِ فَهَذَا مَعَ إِبْلِیسَ فِی الدَّرْکِ السَّابِعِ مِنَ النَّارِ.


1. The narrator told Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) that Mughaira tells people, “When a person achieves the recognition of Allah, there is no obligation for him.” Imam (a.s.) replied, “May Allah curse him! Why did he say so? Is it not so that a person becomes obedient to Allah as much as the recognition of Allah he has achieved? Does a person who does not recognize Allah obey Him? The Almighty Allah orders Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) and Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) conveys the message to the believers. They follow the previous order until a new order arrives. Allah’s order to do a thing and to keep away from another has equal importance for believers. One who leaves an obligatory act or commits one of the greater sins, the Almighty Allah does not even look at him with mercy and does not purify him.” The narrator asked, “Is it polytheism?” Imam said, “Of course, an order is given by Allah and another by Shaitaan. One who leaves the order of Allah and obeys the order of Shaitaan, will go to Hell along with Shaitaan.”