38. Expressions to Pronounce on Seeing a Dead Person

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1ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ عَنْ أَبَانٍ لاَ أَعْلَمُهُ إِلاَّ ذَكَرَهُ عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ قَالَ كَانَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ (عَلَيْهِما الْسَّلام) إِذَا رَأَى جَنَازَةً قَدْ أَقْبَلَتْ قَالَ الْحَمْدُ لله الَّذِي لَمْ يَجْعَلْنِي مِنَ السَّوَادِ الْمُخْتَرَمِ.


1. I do not know about him more of his name - from abu Hamzah who has said the following: “Ali ibn al-Husayn, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, on seeing a dead body brought near, would say, ‘All praise belongs to Allah who has not brought my life to an end.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرسل كالحسن - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (4/5)



2ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ الْحَسَنِ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ النَّهْدِيِّ رَفَعَهُ قَالَ كَانَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) إِذَا رَأَى جَنَازَةً قَالَ الْحَمْدُ لله الَّذِي لَمْ يَجْعَلْنِي مِنَ السَّوَادِ الْمُخْتَرَمِ.


2. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Musa ibn al-Hassan from abu al-Hassan al-Nahdi in a marfu‘ manner who has said the following: “Abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, when seeing a dead person would say, ‘All praise belongs to Allah who has not placed me among the masses whose lives have already ended.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرفوع - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (14/6)



3ـ حُمَيْدٌ عَنِ ابْنِ سَمَاعَةَ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ جَبَلَةَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ الطَّائِيِّ عَنْ عَنْبَسَةَ بْنِ مُصْعَبٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) مَنِ اسْتَقْبَلَ جَنَازَةً أَوْ رَآهَا فَقَالَ الله أَكْبَرُ هَذَا مَا وَعَدَنَا الله وَرَسُولُهُ وَصَدَقَ الله وَرَسُولُهُ اللهمَّ زِدْنَا إِيمَاناً وَتَسْلِيماً الْحَمْدُ لله الَّذِي تَعَزَّزَ بِالْقُدْرَةِ وَقَهَرَ الْعِبَادَ بِالْمَوْتِ لَمْ يَبْقَ فِي السَّمَاءِ مَلَكٌ إِلاَّ بَكَى رَحْمَةً لِصَوْتِهِ.


3. Humayd has narrated from ibn Sama‘ah from ‘Abd Allah ibn Jabalah from Muhammad ibn Mas’ud al-Ta’i from ‘Anbasah ibn Mus’ab who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that the Messenger of Allah has said, ‘If one finds a dead body brought from the opposite direction or just sees one and says, “Allah is great. This is what Allah and His Messenger have told us will happen to us and Allah and His Messenger have indeed spoken the truth. O Lord, increase our belief and submission. All praise belongs to Allah who is Most Majestic due to His power and who has subdued people by death,” no angel is left in the heavens but will weep out of sympathy for the tone of his voice.””’


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (14/6)