95. The Rare Ahadith

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1ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ نُوحِ بْنِ شُعَيْبٍ عَنْ شِهَابِ بْنِ عَبْدِ رَبِّهِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنِ الْجُنُبِ يُغَسِّلُ الْمَيِّتَ أَوْ مَنْ غَسَّلَ مَيِّتاً لَهُ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ أَهْلَهُ ثُمَّ يَغْتَسِلَ فَقَالَ سَوَاءٌ لاَ بَأْسَ بِذَلِكَ إِذَا كَانَ جُنُباً غَسَلَ يَدَهُ وَتَوَضَّأَ وَغَسَّلَ الْمَيِّتَ فَإِنْ غَسَّلَ مَيِّتاً ثُمَّ تَوَضَّأَ ثُمَّ أَتَى أَهْلَهُ يُجْزِئُهُ غُسْلٌ وَاحِدٌ لَهُمَا.


1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from Nuh ibn Shu’ayb from Shihab ibn ’Abd Rabbihi who has narrated the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the case of a man who is involved in sexual relations and he gives Ghusl (bath) to a dead person or one who has given Ghusl (bath) to a dead person, then performs sexual relation with his wife. He (the Imam) said, ‘It is the same and it is not harmful. If he is involved in sexual relation, he washes his hand, then gives Ghusl (bath) to a dead person, then takes Wudu’, can go to his wife for sexual relation, only one Ghusl (bath) is sufficient for both reasons.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (4/236)



2ـ عَلِيٌّ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ عَنِ السَّكُونِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ إِنَّ الْمَيِّتَ إِذَا حَضَرَهُ الْمَوْتُ أَوْثَقَهُ مَلَكُ الْمَوْتِ وَلَوْ لاَ ذَلِكَ مَا اسْتَقَرَّ.


2. Ali has narrated from his father from ‘Abd Allah ibn al-Mughirah from al-Sakuniy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that when a person is about to die, the angel of death ties him down; otherwise, he will not calm down.”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (4/236)



3ـ أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الأشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنْ أَبِي مُحَمَّدٍ الْهُذَلِيِّ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ خَالِدٍ الْقَطَّانِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مَنْصُورٍ الصَّيْقَلِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ شَكَوْتُ إِلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) وَجْداً وَجَدْتُهُ عَلَى ابْنٍ لِي هَلَكَ حَتَّى خِفْتُ عَلَى عَقْلِي فَقَالَ إِذَا أَصَابَكَ مِنْ هَذَا شَيْ‏ءٌ فَأَفِضْ مِنْ دُمُوعِكَ فَإِنَّهُ يَسْكُنُ عَنْكَ.


3. Abu Ali al-Ash’ariy has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Jabbar from abu Muhammad al-Hudhaliy from Ibrahim ibn Khalid al- Qattan from Muhammad ibn Mansur al-Sayqal from his father who has said the following: “I complained before abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about feeling extremely sad for the death of my son and I feared for my sanity. He said, ‘When something like this happens, allow your tears to flow; it gives you relief.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (14/237)



4ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ رَفَعَهُ قَالَ لَمَّا مَاتَ ذَرُّ بْنُ أَبِي ذَرٍّ مَسَحَ أَبُو ذَرٍّ الْقَبْرَ بِيَدِهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ رَحِمَكَ الله يَا ذَرُّ وَالله إِنْ كُنْتَ بِي بَارّاً وَلَقَدْ قُبِضْتَ وَإِنِّي عَنْكَ لَرَاضٍ أَمَا وَالله مَا بِي فَقْدُكَ وَمَا عَلَيَّ مِنْ غَضَاضَةٍ وَمَا لِي إِلَى أَحَدٍ سِوَى الله مِنْ حَاجَةٍ وَلَوْ لاَ هَوْلُ الْمُطَّلَعِ لَسَرَّنِي أَنْ أَكُونَ مَكَانَكَ وَلَقَدْ شَغَلَنِي الْحُزْنُ لَكَ عَنِ الْحُزْنِ عَلَيْكَ وَالله مَا بَكَيْتُ لَكَ وَلَكِنْ بَكَيْتُ عَلَيْكَ فَلَيْتَ شِعْرِي مَا ذَا قُلْتَ وَمَا ذَا قِيلَ لَكَ ثُمَّ قَالَ اللهمَّ إِنِّي قَدْ وَهَبْتُ لَهُ مَا افْتَرَضْتَ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ حَقِّي فَهَبْ لَهُ مَا افْتَرَضْتَ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ حَقِّكَ فَأَنْتَ أَحَقُّ بِالْجُودِ مِنِّي.


4. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated in a marfu‘ manner the following: “When Dharr, son of abu Dharr passed away, abu Dharr wiped his grave with his hand and said, ‘May Allah grant you mercy, O Dharr, by Allah, you were kind to me and I am satisfied with you. By Allah, I am not disappointed due to your death and I do not need anyone beside Allah. Had it not been for fear from the next life I would have been happy to be in your place. My sadness for you (my concern about your condition in the next life) has kept me from sadness due to your death. By Allah, I do not weep because of your death but I weep for you because of what you may face in the next life. I do not know what I have said about you and what is said about you.’ Then he said, ‘O Lord, I have waived in his favor my rights that You had set on him. Please waive in his favor Your rights on him; You are more generous than I.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرفوع - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (4/237)



5ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ عِدَّةٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا قَالَ لَمَّا قُبِضَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) أَمَرَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) بِالسِّرَاجِ فِي الْبَيْتِ الَّذِي كَانَ يَسْكُنُهُ حَتَّى قُبِضَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) ثُمَّ أَمَرَ أَبُو الْحَسَنِ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) بِمِثْلِ ذَلِكَ فِي بَيْتِ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) حَتَّى خَرَجَ بِهِ إِلَى الْعِرَاقِ ثُمَّ لاَ أَدْرِي مَا كَانَ.


5. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from ‘Uthman ibn ‘Isa from a number of our people has narrated the following: “When abu Ja‘far passed away abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, commanded (his people) to light a lamp in the house where he lived until abu ‘Abd Allah passed away. Thereafter abu al-Hassan did a similar thing in the house where abu ‘Abd Allah lived until he was taken to Iraq and thereafter I do not know what happened.”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (14/238)



6ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ حَمَّادٍ عَنِ الْحَلَبِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنْ أَوَّلِ مَنْ جُعِلَ لَهُ النَّعْشُ فَقَالَ فَاطِمَةُ (عَلَيْهِا الْسَّلام).


6. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hammad from al-Halabiy who has said the following: “I asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘Who was the initiator of coffins for deceased people?’ He replied, ‘Fatimah, ‘Alayha al-Salam, was the one.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (14/239)



7ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ سَعِيدٍ عَنْ مُصَدِّقِ بْنِ صَدَقَةَ عَنْ عَمَّارِ بْنِ مُوسَى عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ سُئِلَ عَنِ الْمَيِّتِ يَبْلَى جَسَدُهُ قَالَ نَعَمْ حَتَّى لاَ يَبْقَى لَهُ لَحْمٌ وَلاَ عَظْمٌ إِلاَّ طِينَتُهُ الَّتِي خُلِقَ مِنْهَا فَإِنَّهَا لاَ تُبْلَى تَبْقَى فِي الْقَبْرِ مُسْتَدِيرَةً حَتَّى يُخْلَقَ مِنْهَا كَمَا خُلِقَ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ.


7. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Muhammad ibn Ahmad from Ahmad ibn al-Hassan from ‘Amr ibn Sa‘id from Musaddiq ibn Sadaqah from ‘Ammar ibn Musa who has said the following: “Abu ’Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, was asked, ’Does the body of a dead person decay?’ He replied, ‘Yes, nothing of the flesh and bones will be left except the clay from which he is created. This does not decay and it remains in the grave with a round shape until he is created from it just as before.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: موثق - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (14/239)



8ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ وَأَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الْكُوفِيُّ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِهِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ يَزِيدَ بْنِ خَلِيفَةَ الْخَوْلاَنِيِّ وَهُوَ يَزِيدُ بْنُ خَلِيفَةَ الْحَارِثِيُّ قَالَ سَأَلَ عِيسَى بْنُ عَبْدِ الله أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) وَأَنَا حَاضِرٌ فَقَالَ تَخْرُجُ النِّسَاءُ إِلَى الْجَنَازَةِ وَكَانَ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) مُتَّكِئاً فَاسْتَوَى جَالِساً ثُمَّ قَالَ إِنَّ الْفَاسِقَ عَلَيْهِ لَعْنَةُ الله آوَى عَمَّهُ الْمُغِيرَةَ بْنَ أَبِي الْعَاصِ وَكَانَ مِمَّنْ هَدَرَ رَسُولُ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) دَمَهُ فَقَالَ لابْنَةِ رَسُولِ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) لاَ تُخْبِرِي أَبَاكِ بِمَكَانِهِ كَأَنَّهُ لاَ يُوقِنُ أَنَّ الْوَحْيَ يَأْتِي مُحَمَّداً فَقَالَتْ مَا كُنْتُ لأَكْتُمَ رَسُولَ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) عَدُوَّهُ فَجَعَلَهُ بَيْنَ مِشْجَبٍ لَهُ وَلَحَفَهُ بِقَطِيفَةٍ فَأَتَى رَسُولَ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) الْوَحْيُ فَأَخْبَرَهُ بِمَكَانِهِ فَبَعَثَ إِلَيْهِ عَلِيّاً (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) وَقَالَ اشْتَمِلْ عَلَى سَيْفِكَ ائْتِ بَيْتَ ابْنَةِ ابْنِ عَمِّكَ فَإِنْ ظَفِرْتَ بِالْمُغِيرَةِ فَاقْتُلْهُ فَأَتَى الْبَيْتَ فَجَالَ فِيهِ فَلَمْ يَظْفَرْ بِهِ فَرَجَعَ إِلَى رَسُولِ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) فَأَخْبَرَهُ فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ الله لَمْ أَرَهُ فَقَالَ إِنَّ الْوَحْيَ قَدْ أَتَانِي فَأَخْبَرَنِي أَنَّهُ فِي الْمِشْجَبِ وَ دَخَلَ عُثْمَانُ بَعْدَ خُرُوجِ عَلِيٍّ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) فَأَخَذَ بِيَدِ عَمِّهِ فَأَتَى بِهِ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) فَلَمَّا رَآهُ أَكَبَّ عَلَيْهِ وَلَمْ يَلْتَفِتْ إِلَيْهِ وَكَانَ نَبِيُّ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) حَيِيّاً كَرِيماً فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ الله هَذَا عَمِّي هَذَا الْمُغِيرَةُ بْنُ أَبِي الْعَاصِ وَفَدَ وَالَّذِي بَعَثَكَ بِالْحَقِّ آمَنْتَهُ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) وَكَذَبَ وَالَّذِي بَعَثَهُ بِالْحَقِّ مَا آمَنَهُ فَأَعَادَهَا ثَلاَثاً وَأَعَادَهَا أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) ثَلاَثاً أَنَّى آمَنَهُ إِلاَّ أَنَّهُ يَأْتِيهِ عَنْ يَمِينِهِ ثُمَّ يَأْتِيهِ عَنْ يَسَارِهِ فَلَمَّا كَانَ فِي الرَّابِعَةِ رَفَعَ رَأْسَهُ إِلَيْهِ فَقَالَ لَهُ قَدْ جَعَلْتُ لَكَ ثَلاَثاً فَإِنْ قَدَرْتُ عَلَيْهِ بَعْدَ ثَالِثَةٍ قَتَلْتُهُ فَلَمَّا أَدْبَرَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) اللهمَّ الْعَنِ الْمُغِيرَةَ بْنَ أَبِي الْعَاصِ وَالْعَنْ مَنْ يُؤْوِيهِ وَالْعَنْ مَنْ يَحْمِلُهُ وَالْعَنْ مَنْ يُطْعِمُهُ وَالْعَنْ مَنْ يَسْقِيهِ وَالْعَنْ مَنْ يُجَهِّزُهُ وَالْعَنْ مَنْ يُعْطِيهِ سِقَاءً أَوْ حِذَاءً أَوْ رِشَاءً أَوْ وِعَاءً وَهُوَ يَعُدُّهُنَّ بِيَمِينِهِ وَانْطَلَقَ بِهِ عُثْمَانُ فَآوَاهُ وَأَطْعَمَهُ وَسَقَاهُ وَحَمَلَهُ وَجَهَّزَهُ حَتَّى فَعَلَ جَمِيعَ مَا لَعَنَ عَلَيْهِ النَّبِيُّ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) مَنْ يَفْعَلُهُ بِهِ ثُمَّ أَخْرَجَهُ فِي الْيَوْمِ الرَّابِعِ يَسُوقُهُ فَلَمْ يَخْرُجْ مِنْ أَبْيَاتِ الْمَدِينَةِ حَتَّى أَعْطَبَ الله رَاحِلَتَهُ وَنُقِبَ حِذَاهُ وَوَرِمَتْ قَدَمَاهُ فَاسْتَعَانَ بِيَدَيْهِ وَرُكْبَتَيْهِ وَأَثْقَلَهُ جَهَازُهُ حَتَّى وَجَسَ بِهِ فَأَتَى شَجَرَةً فَاسْتَظَلَّ بِهَا لَوْ أَتَاهَا بَعْضُكُمْ مَا أَبْهَرَهُ ذَلِكَ فَأَتَى رَسُولَ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) الْوَحْيُ فَأَخْبَرَهُ بِذَلِكَ فَدَعَا عَلِيّاً (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) فَقَالَ خُذْ سَيْفَكَ وَانْطَلِقْ أَنْتَ وَعَمَّارٌ وَثَالِثٌ لَهُمْ فَأْتِ الْمُغِيرَةَ بْنَ أَبِي الْعَاصِ تَحْتَ شَجَرَةِ كَذَا وَكَذَا فَأَتَاهُ عَلِيٌّ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) فَقَتَلَهُ فَضَرَبَ عُثْمَانُ بِنْتَ رَسُولِ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) وَقَالَ أَنْتِ أَخْبَرْتِ أَبَاكِ بِمَكَانِهِ فَبَعَثَتْ إِلَى رَسُولِ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) تَشْكُو مَا لَقِيَتْ فَأَرْسَلَ إِلَيْهَا رَسُولُ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) اقْنَيْ حَيَاءَكِ مَا أَقْبَحَ بِالْمَرْأَةِ ذَاتِ حَسَبٍ وَدِينٍ فِي كُلِّ يَوْمٍ تَشْكُو زَوْجَهَا فَأَرْسَلَتْ إِلَيْهِ مَرَّاتٍ كُلَّ ذَلِكَ يَقُولُ لَهَا ذَلِكَ فَلَمَّا كَانَ فِي الرَّابِعَةِ دَعَا عَلِيّاً (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) وَقَالَ خُذْ سَيْفَكَ وَاشْتَمِلْ عَلَيْهِ ثُمَّ ائْتِ بَيْتَ ابْنَةِ ابْنِ عَمِّكَ فَخُذْ بِيَدِهَا فَإِنْ حَالَ بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَهَا أَحَدٌ فَاحْطِمْهُ بِالسَّيْفِ وَأَقْبَلَ رَسُولُ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) كَالْوَالِهِ مِنْ مَنْزِلِهِ إِلَى دَارِ عُثْمَانَ فَأَخْرَجَ عَلِيٌّ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) ابْنَةَ رَسُولِ الله فَلَمَّا نَظَرَتْ إِلَيْهِ رَفَعَتْ صَوْتَهَا بِالْبُكَاءِ وَاسْتَعْبَرَ رَسُولُ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) وَبَكَى ثُمَّ أَدْخَلَهَا مَنْزِلَهُ وَكَشَفَتْ عَنْ ظَهْرِهَا فَلَمَّا أَنْ رَأَى مَا بِظَهْرِهَا قَالَ ثَلاَثَ مَرَّاتٍ مَا لَهُ قَتَلَكِ قَتَلَهُ الله وَكَانَ ذَلِكَ يَوْمَ الأحَدِ وَبَاتَ عُثْمَانُ مُلْتَحِفاً بِجَارِيَتِهَا فَمَكَثَ الإِثْنَيْنَ وَالثَّلاَثَاءَ وَمَاتَتْ فِي الْيَوْمِ الرَّابِعِ فَلَمَّا حَضَرَ أَنْ يَخْرُجَ بِهَا أَمَرَ رَسُولُ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) فَاطِمَةَ (عَلَيْهِا الْسَّلام) فَخَرَجَتْ (عَلَيْهِا الْسَّلام) وَنِسَاءُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ مَعَهَا وَخَرَجَ عُثْمَانُ يُشَيِّعُ جَنَازَتَهَا فَلَمَّا نَظَرَ إِلَيْهِ النَّبِيُّ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) قَالَ مَنْ أَطَافَ الْبَارِحَةَ بِأَهْلِهِ أَوْ بِفَتَاتِهِ فَلاَ يَتْبَعَنَّ جَنَازَتَهَا قَالَ ذَلِكَ ثَلاَثاً فَلَمْ يَنْصَرِفْ فَلَمَّا كَانَ فِي الرَّابِعَةِ قَالَ لَيَنْصَرِفَنَّ أَوْ لأُسَمِّيَنَّ بِاسْمِهِ فَأَقْبَلَ عُثْمَانُ مُتَوَكِّئاً عَلَى مَوْلىً لَهُ مُمْسِكاً بِبَطْنِهِ فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ الله إِنِّي أَشْتَكِي بَطْنِي فَإِنْ رَأَيْتَ أَنْ تَأْذَنَ لِي أَنْصَرِفُ قَالَ انْصَرِفْ وَخَرَجَتْ فَاطِمَةُ (عَلَيْهِا الْسَّلام) وَنِسَاءُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُهَاجِرِينَ فَصَلَّيْنَ عَلَى الْجِنَازَةِ.


8. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father and Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Kufiy from certain persons of his people from Safwan ibn Yahya from Yazid ibn Khalifah al-Khawlaniy who is Yazid ibn Khalifah al-Harithiy who has said the following: ... (Fatwah best explains this hadith)


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (14/242)



9ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنِ السَّكُونِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ إِذَا أَعَدَّ الرَّجُلُ كَفَنَهُ فَهُوَ مَأْجُورٌ كُلَّمَا نَظَرَ إِلَيْهِ.


9. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from al-Nawfaliy from al-Sakuniy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that if a man keeps his shroud ready, because of looking at it, he is entitled to a reward each time he looks at it.”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (4/247)



10ـ وَبِهَذَا الإِسْنَادِ أَنَّ أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) اشْتَكَى عَيْنُهُ فَعَادَهُ النَّبِيُّ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) فَإِذَا هُوَ يَصِيحُ فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) أَ جَزَعاً أَمْ وَجَعاً فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ الله مَا وَجِعْتُ وَجَعاً قَطُّ أَشَدَّ مِنْهُ فَقَالَ يَا عَلِيُّ إِنَّ مَلَكَ الْمَوْتِ إِذَا نَزَلَ لِقَبْضِ رُوحِ الْكَافِرِ نَزَلَ مَعَهُ سَفُّودٌ مِنْ نَارٍ فَيَنْزِعُ رُوحَهُ بِهِ فَتَصِيحُ جَهَنَّمُ فَاسْتَوَى عَلِيٌّ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) جَالِساً فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ الله أَعِدْ عَلَيَّ حَدِيثَكَ فَلَقَدْ أَنْسَانِي وَجَعِي مَا قُلْتَ ثُمَّ قَالَ هَلْ يُصِيبُ ذَلِكَ أَحَداً مِنْ أُمَّتِكَ قَالَ نَعَمْ حَاكِمٌ جَائِرٌ وَآكِلُ مَالِ الْيَتِيمِ ظُلْماً وَشَاهِدُ زُورٍ.


10. It is narrated through the same chain of narrator, as the above Hadith, the following: “Amir al-Mu’minin, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, was suffering from a severe eye illness and the Holy Prophet visited him for this reason. He groaned loudly because of severe pain. The Holy Prophet said, ‘Is it impatience or severe pain?’ He replied, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I have never experienced such a severe pain.’ He said, ‘O Ali, when the angel of death goes to remove the soul of an unbeliever from his body, he takes with him a number of roasting bars of fire with which he removes his (unbeliever’s) soul from his body, and then hell roars.’ Ali, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, then sat upright saying, ‘O Messenger of Allah, please repeat what you just said; it made me forget the severe pain altogether.’ He then asked, ‘Will anyone from your followers face such a condition?’ The Messenger of Allah replied, ‘Yes, an unjust ruler, those who unjustly consume the property of orphans and those who present a false testimony.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (4/247)



11ـ وَبِهَذَا الإِسْنَادِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) مُسْتَرِيحٌ وَمُسْتَرَاحٌ مِنْهُ أَمَّا الْمُسْتَرِيحُ فَالْعَبْدُ الصَّالِحُ اسْتَرَاحَ مِنْ غَمِّ الدُّنْيَا وَمَا كَانَ فِيهِ مِنَ الْعِبَادَةِ إِلَى الرَّاحَةِ وَنَعِيمِ الآخِرَةِ وَأَمَّا الْمُسْتَرَاحُ مِنْهُ فَالْفَاجِرُ يَسْتَرِيحُ مِنْهُ الْمَلَكَانِ اللَّذَانِ يَحْفَظَانِ عَلَيْهِ وَخَادِمُهُ وَأَهْلُهُ وَالأرْضُ الَّتِي كَانَ يَمْشِي عَلَيْهَا.


11. Through the same chain of narrators, as the above Hadith, it is narrated who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that the Holy Prophet has said, ‘There is relieved and relieving. The relieved is the believing person who because of death is freed. He is relieved from worldly suffering and hard works like worshipping and so forth, after which he enjoys the bounties and comforts of the next life. The relieving or relieved from, is a criminal because of whose death the two keeper angels are relieved, his servants, his family and the land on which he had been walking.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (4/248)



12ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنِ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنِ السَّكُونِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ إِذَا أَعَدَّ الرَّجُلُ كَفَنَهُ فَهُوَ مَأْجُورٌ كُلَّمَا نَظَرَ إِلَيْهِ.


12. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from al-Nawfaliy from al-Sakuniy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that if a person keeps his shroud ready, for each time he looks on it he is entitled to one reward.”


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13ـ سَهْلُ بْنُ زِيَادٍ وَعَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ جَمِيعاً عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ رِئَابٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا الْحَسَنِ الأوَّلَ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) يَقُولُ إِذَا مَاتَ الْمُؤْمِنُ بَكَتْ عَلَيْهِ الْمَلاَئِكَةُ وَبِقَاعُ الأرْضِ الَّتِي كَانَ يَعْبُدُ الله عَلَيْهَا وَأَبْوَابُ السَّمَاءِ الَّتِي كَانَ يُصْعَدُ أَعْمَالُهُ فِيهَا وَثُلِمَ ثُلْمَةٌ فِي الإِسْلاَمِ لاَ يَسُدُّهَا شَيْ‏ءٌ لأَنَّ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ حُصُونُ الإِسْلاَمِ كَحُصُونِ سُورِ الْمَدِينَةِ لَهَا.


13. Sahl ibn Ziyad has narrated from Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father all from ibn Mahbub from Ali ibn Ri’ab who has said the following: “I heard abu al-Hassan, the first, saying, ‘When a believing person dies, angels, the pieces of land on which he had performed his worship, and the doors of the heavens through which his deeds were raised all weep for him. Because of his death, an irreparable crack appears in Islam; the believing people serve as a fortress for Islam like the fortress of the protective walls around a city.’”


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14ـ سَهْلُ بْنُ زِيَادٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ يَسَارٍ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ يَزِيدَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ إِذَا حَضَرَ الْمَيِّتَ أَرْبَعُونَ رَجُلاً فَقَالُوا اللهمَّ إِنَّا لاَ نَعْلَمُ مِنْهُ إِلاَّ خَيْراً قَالَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ قَدْ قَبِلْتُ شَهَادَتَكُمْ وَغَفَرْتُ لَهُ مَا عَلِمْتُ مِمَّا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ.


14. Sahl ibn Ziyad has narrated from Muhammad ibn Ali from Isma’il ibn Yasar from ‘Amr ibn Yazid who has said the following: “Abu ’Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that if forty people take part in the funeral of a person and say the following: ‘O Allah, we do not know anything about him. All we know is good deeds,’ Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, will say, ‘I accept your testimony and forgive him for things that he did but you had no knowledge of.’”


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15ـ سَهْلٌ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي نَصْرٍ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنْ عَامِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الله قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) يَقُولُ كَانَ عَلَى قَبْرِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ ابْنِ رَسُولِ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) عَذْقٌ يُظِلُّهُ مِنَ الشَّمْسِ يَدُورُ حَيْثُ دَارَتِ الشَّمْسُ فَلَمَّا يَبِسَ الْعَذْقُ دَرَسَ الْقَبْرُ فَلَمْ يُعْلَمْ مَكَانُهُ.


15. Sahl has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn abu Nasr from Hammad ibn ‘Uthaman from ‘Amir ibn ‘Abd Allah who has said the following: “I heard abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, say, ‘On the gravesite of Ibrahim, son of the Messenger of Allah, there was a palm tree that provided shadow and it would turn as the sun moved to provide shadow for the site but when it dried up, the gravesite became old and indistinguishable.’”


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16ـ الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ عَامِرٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مَهْزِيَارَ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ كَانَ الْبَرَاءُ بْنُ مَعْرُورٍ التَّمِيمِيُّ الأنْصَارِيُّ بِالْمَدِينَةِ وَكَانَ رَسُولُ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) بِمَكَّةَ وَإِنَّهُ حَضَرَهُ الْمَوْتُ وَكَانَ رَسُولُ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) وَالْمُسْلِمُونَ يُصَلُّونَ إِلَى بَيْتِ الْمَقْدِسِ فَأَوْصَى الْبَرَاءُ إِذَا دُفِنَ أَنْ يَجْعَلَ وَجْهَهُ إِلَى رَسُولِ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) إِلَى الْقِبْلَةِ فَجَرَتْ بِهِ السُّنَّةُ وَأَنَّهُ أَوْصَى بِثُلُثِ مَالِهِ فَنَزَلَ بِهِ الْكِتَابُ وَجَرَتْ بِهِ السُّنَّةُ.


16. Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Amir from Ali ibn Mahziyar from Hammad ibn ‘Isa from Mu‘awiyah ibn ‘Ammar who has said the following: “Al-Bara’ ibn Ma‘rur al-Tamimiy al-Ansariy was in al-Madinah and the Messenger of Allah was in Makkah. He died when the Messenger of Allah and Muslims would face Jerusalem during prayer. He said in his will that when he died, the Messenger of Allah should place him facing Qiblah in the grave. This became a Sunnah (tradition). He also said in his will that one-third of his properties should be given to the needy. A verse in the Holy Quran was revealed about one-third of the properties of a deceased and it became an established Sunnah (tradition).”


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17ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ سَالِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ جَاءَ جَبْرَئِيلُ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) فَقَالَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ عِشْ مَا شِئْتَ فَإِنَّكَ مَيِّتٌ وَأَحْبِبْ مَنْ شِئْتَ فَإِنَّكَ مُفَارِقُهُ وَاعْمَلْ مَا شِئْتَ فَإِنَّكَ لاَقِيهِ.


17. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hisham ibn Salim who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that Jibril (Gabriel) came to the Holy Prophet and said, ‘O Muhammad, live as you wish, but you will certainly die; love whoever you wish, but you will certainly depart him, and act as you wish but one day you will face your deeds.’”


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18ـ ابْنُ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ أَيُّوبَ عَنْ أَبِي عُبَيْدَةَ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) حَدِّثْنِي مَا أَنْتَفِعُ بِهِ فَقَالَ يَا أَبَا عُبَيْدَةَ أَكْثِرْ ذِكْرَ الْمَوْتِ فَإِنَّهُ لَمْ يُكْثِرْ ذِكْرَهُ إِنْسَانٌ إِلاَّ زَهِدَ فِي الدُّنْيَا.


18. Ibn abu ‘Umayr has narrated from Ayyub from abu ‘Ubaydah who has said the following: “Once I said to abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘Please speak to me about things whereby I can benefit.’ He said, ‘O abu ‘Ubaydah, speak of death very often. Whoever speaks of death very often restrains from the worldly matters (sins).”’


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19ـ ابْنُ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنِ الْحَكَمِ بْنِ أَيْمَنَ عَنْ دَاوُدَ الأبْزَارِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ مُنَادٍ يُنَادِي فِي كُلِّ يَوْمٍ ابْنَ آدَمَ لِدْ لِلْمَوْتِ وَاجْمَعْ لِلْفَنَاءِ وَابْنِ لِلْخَرَابِ.


19. Ibn abu ‘Umayr has narrated from al-Hakam ibn Ayman from Dawud al-Abzariy who has said the following: “Abu Ja’far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘A caller announces the following every day: ‘Children of Adam, give birth for death, accumulate wealth for annihilation and build for destruction.’”


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20ـ ابْنُ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ قَالَ شَكَوْتُ إِلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) الْوَسْوَاسَ فَقَالَ يَا أَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ اذْكُرْ تَقَطُّعَ أَوْصَالِكَ فِي قَبْرِكَ وَرُجُوعَ أَحْبَابِكَ عَنْكَ إِذَا دَفَنُوكَ فِي حُفْرَتِكَ وَخُرُوجَ بَنَاتِ الْمَاءِ مِنْ مَنْخِرَيْكَ وَأَكْلَ الدُّودِ لَحْمَكَ فَإِنَّ ذَلِكَ يُسَلِّي عَنْكَ مَا أَنْتَ فِيهِ قَالَ أَبُو بَصِيرٍ فَوَ الله مَا ذَكَرْتُهُ إِلاَّ سَلَّى عَنِّي مَا أَنَا فِيهِ مِنْ هَمِّ الدُّنْيَا.


20. Ibn abu ‘Umayr has narrated from Ali ibn abu Hamzah from abu Basir who has said the following: “Once I complained before abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the disturbance of temptation in my mind. He (the Imam) said, ‘O abu Muhammad, speak (think) of your joints coming apart in your grave, and of your relatives abandoning you after your burial, worms coming out from your nose and other worms consuming your flesh; this will help you to overcome temptations.’ Abu Basir has said, ‘By Allah, whenever I did as he had told me to do I felt free from temptations.’”


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21ـ أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الأشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ عُقْبَةَ عَنْ أَسْبَاطِ بْنِ سَالِمٍ مَوْلَى أَبَانٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ يَعْلَمُ مَلَكُ الْمَوْتِ بِقَبْضِ مَنْ يَقْبِضُ قَالَ لاَ إِنَّمَا هِيَ صِكَاكٌ تَنْزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ اقْبِضْ نَفْسَ فُلاَنِ بْنِ فُلاَنٍ.


21. Abu Ali al-Ash’ariy has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jabbar from ibn Faddal from Ali ibn ‘Uqbah from ‘Asbat ibn Salim Mawla Aban who has said the following: “I said to abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘May Allah keep my soul in service for your cause, does the angel of death know whose soul he has to remove from his body?’ He said, ‘No, he does not know. It is the ascribes who come down from the heavens and say, “Remove the soul of so and so, son of so and so.’””


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22ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ سَالِمٍ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) مَا مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتِ شَعْرٍ وَلاَ وَبَرٍ إِلاَّ وَمَلَكُ الْمَوْتِ يَتَصَفَّحُهُمْ فِي كُلِّ يَوْمٍ خَمْسَ مَرَّاتٍ.


22. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘ Umayr from Hisham ibn Salim who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that the angel of death examines five times every day the faces of every member of all families regardless of their living in homes built of hairs or fur.”


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23ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَمَّنْ أَخْبَرَهُ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ مَنْ كَانَ مَعَهُ كَفَنُهُ فِي بَيْتِهِ لَمْ يُكْتَبْ مِنَ الْغَافِلِينَ وَكَانَ مَأْجُوراً كُلَّمَا نَظَرَ إِلَيْهِ.


23. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Sinan from those who narrated to him who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that whoever keeps his shroud ready at his home is not considered a neglectful person. He is rewarded whenever he looks at it.”


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24ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنِ الْمُفَضَّلِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ عَنْ زَيْدٍ الشَّحَّامِ قَالَ سُئِلَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) عَنْ مَلَكِ الْمَوْتِ يُقَالُ الأرْضُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ كَالْقَصْعَةِ يَمُدُّ يَدَهُ مِنْهَا حَيْثُ يَشَاءُ قَالَ نَعَمْ.


24. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ‘Amr ibn ‘Uthaman from al-Mufaddal ibn Salih from Zayd al-Shahham who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, was asked about the angel of death saying, ‘Is it true, as it is said that he observes the whole earth like a bowl on his palm and stretches his hand to it as he likes?’ He replied, ‘Yes, that is true.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (14/252)



25ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ عَنْ فَضَالَةَ بْنِ أَيُّوبَ عَنْ أَبِي الْمَغْرَاءِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي يَعْقُوبُ الأحْمَرُ قَالَ دَخَلْنَا عَلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) نُعَزِّيهِ بِإِسْمَاعِيلَ فَتَرَحَّمَ عَلَيْهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ إِنَّ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ نَعَى إِلَى نَبِيِّهِ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) نَفْسَهُ فَقَالَ إِنَّكَ مَيِّتٌ وَإِنَّهُمْ مَيِّتُونَ وَقَالَ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ ثُمَّ أَنْشَأَ يُحَدِّثُ فَقَالَ إِنَّهُ يَمُوتُ أَهْلُ الأرْضِ حَتَّى لاَ يَبْقَى أَحَدٌ ثُمَّ يَمُوتُ أَهْلُ السَّمَاءِ حَتَّى لاَ يَبْقَى أَحَدٌ إِلاَّ مَلَكُ الْمَوْتِ وَحَمَلَةُ الْعَرْشِ وَجَبْرَئِيلُ وَمِيكَائِيلُ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ فَيَجِي‏ءُ مَلَكُ الْمَوْتِ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) حَتَّى يَقُومَ بَيْنَ يَدَيِ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ فَيُقَالُ لَهُ مَنْ بَقِيَ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ فَيَقُولُ يَا رَبِّ لَمْ يَبْقَ إِلاَّ مَلَكُ الْمَوْتِ وَحَمَلَةُ الْعَرْشِ وَجَبْرَئِيلُ وَمِيكَائِيلُ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) فَيُقَالُ لَهُ قُلْ لِجَبْرَئِيلَ وَمِيكَائِيلَ فَلْيَمُوتَا فَتَقُولُ الْمَلاَئِكَةُ عِنْدَ ذَلِكَ يَا رَبِّ رَسُولَيْكَ وَأَمِينَيْكَ فَيَقُولُ إِنِّي قَدْ قَضَيْتُ عَلَى كُلِّ نَفْسٍ فِيهَا الرُّوحُ الْمَوْتَ ثُمَّ يَجِي‏ءُ مَلَكُ الْمَوْتِ حَتَّى يَقِفَ بَيْنَ يَدَيِ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ فَيُقَالُ لَهُ مَنْ بَقِيَ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ فَيَقُولُ يَا رَبِّ لَمْ يَبْقَ إِلاَّ مَلَكُ الْمَوْتِ وَحَمَلَةُ الْعَرْشِ فَيَقُولُ قُلْ لِحَمَلَةِ الْعَرْشِ فَلْيَمُوتُوا قَالَ ثُمَّ يَجِي‏ءُ كَئِيباً حَزِيناً لاَ يَرْفَعُ طَرْفَهُ فَيُقَالُ مَنْ بَقِيَ فَيَقُولُ يَا رَبِّ لَمْ يَبْقَ إِلاَّ مَلَكُ الْمَوْتِ فَيُقَالُ لَهُ مُتْ يَا مَلَكَ الْمَوْتِ فَيَمُوتُ ثُمَّ يَأْخُذُ الأرْضَ بِيَمِينِهِ وَالسَّمَاوَاتِ بِيَمِينِهِ وَيَقُولُ أَيْنَ الَّذِينَ كَانُوا يَدْعُونَ مَعِي شَرِيكاً أَيْنَ الَّذِينَ كَانُوا يَجْعَلُونَ مَعِي إِلَهاً آخَرَ.


25. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from al-Husayn ibn Sa‘id from Fadalah ibn Ayyub from abu al-Maghra’ who has said that Ya‘qub al-Ahmar narrated to me saying the following: “Once we visited abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, to offer condolences because of the death of Isma‘il. He expressed sympathy toward him and said, ‘Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, offered condolences to the Holy Prophet for his own death saying, “You die and they all die (39:32),” and “Every soul tests the agony of death (3:182).’” He further added saying, ‘All inhabitants of earth will die until no one will be left, then all inhabitants of the heavens will die until no one will be left except the angel of death, the carriers of the Throne, Jibril and Mikhail.’ He then said, ‘The angel of death then will come in the presence of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, and it will be said - even though He knows - to him, “Who is left?” He will say, “Lord, no one is left except the angel of death, the carriers of the Throne, Jibril and Mikhail.” It will be said to him, “Tell Jibril and Mikhail to die.” The angels will say, “O Lord, they are Your trusted messengers.” He then will say, “I have decided that all living things must die.” Then the angel of death will come until he stands up in the presence of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, and he will be asked - even though He knows-, “Who is left?” He will say, “O Lord, no one is left except the angel of death and the carriers of the Throne.” He will say, “Tell the carriers of the throne to die.’” The Imam then said, ‘He will then come forward, sad, depressed and unable to look up. It then will be asked, “Who is left?” He will reply, “O Lord, no one is left except the angel of death.” It then will be said to him, “Die, O angel of death.” He will die. He then will hold the earth in His right hand, the heavens in His left hand and will say, “Where are those who were considered as My partners and where are those who were taken as Lords besides Me?””’


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: صحيح - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (14/253)



26ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنْ مُفَضَّلِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ عَنْ جَابِرٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) أَخْبَرَنِي جَبْرَئِيلُ (عَلَيْهِم الْسَّلام) أَنَّ مَلَكاً مِنْ مَلاَئِكَةِ الله كَانَتْ لَهُ عِنْدَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مَنْزِلَةٌ عَظِيمَةٌ فَتُعُتِّبَ عَلَيْهِ فَأُهْبِطَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ إِلَى الأرْضِ فَأَتَى إِدْرِيسَ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) فَقَالَ إِنَّ لَكَ مِنَ الله مَنْزِلَةً فَاشْفَعْ لِي عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ فَصَلَّى ثَلاَثَ لَيَالٍ لاَ يَفْتُرُ وَصَامَ أَيَّامَهَا لاَ يُفْطِرُ ثُمَّ طَلَبَ إِلَى الله تَعَالَى فِي السَّحَرِ فِي الْمَلَكِ فَقَالَ الْمَلَكُ إِنَّكَ قَدْ أُعْطِيتَ سُؤْلَكَ وَقَدْ أُطْلِقَ لِي جَنَاحِي وَأَنَا أُحِبُّ أَنْ أُكَافِيَكَ فَاطْلُبْ إِلَيَّ حَاجَةً فَقَالَ تُرِينِي مَلَكَ الْمَوْتِ لَعَلِّي آنَسُ بِهِ فَإِنَّهُ لَيْسَ يَهْنِئُنِي مَعَ ذِكْرِهِ شَيْ‏ءٌ فَبَسَطَ جَنَاحَهُ ثُمَّ قَالَ ارْكَبْ فَصَعِدَ بِهِ يَطْلُبُ مَلَكَ الْمَوْتِ فِي السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا فَقِيلَ لَهُ اصْعَدْ فَاسْتَقْبَلَهُ بَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ الرَّابِعَةِ وَالْخَامِسَةِ فَقَالَ الْمَلَكُ يَا مَلَكَ الْمَوْتِ مَا لِي أَرَاكَ قَاطِباً قَالَ الْعَجَبُ إِنِّي تَحْتَ ظِلِّ الْعَرْشِ حَيْثُ أُمِرْتُ أَنْ أَقْبِضَ رُوحَ آدَمِيٍّ بَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ الرَّابِعَةِ وَالْخَامِسَةِ فَسَمِعَ إِدْرِيسُ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) فَامْتَعَضَ فَخَرَّ مِنْ جَنَاحِ الْمَلَكِ فَقُبِضَ رُوحُهُ مَكَانَهُ وَقَالَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَرَفَعْناهُ مَكاناً عَلِيًّا.


26. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ‘Amr ibn ‘Uthman from Mufaddal ibn Salih from Jabir who has said the following: “Abu Ja’far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘The Messenger of Allah has said, ‘Jibril (Gabriel) has informed me that an angel of the angels of Allah had a great position before Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, but then this angel was to be disciplined. He was made to descend down to earth. He went to prophet Idris and requested him saying, “You have a great position before Allah, please intercede for me before your Lord.” He prayed for three nights without lapse, fasted three days without break and then pleaded before Allah, the Most High in an early morning about the angel and the angel said, “You have been granted your request and my wing is freed. I would like to compensate you for this favor. You may ask me for help if you need.” He said, “If you can show me the angel of death, you may do so, so that I try to get comfortable with him because, on remembering him nothing seems enjoyable to me.” The angel spread his wing and said, “Climb on” and he ascended up in search for the angel of death in heaven above the world. He was told to ascend higher. They met him between the fourth and the fifth heavens, and the angel asked, “Why is it that I see you, O angel of death, frowning?” He replied, “It is strange. I, while under the shadow of the Throne, am commanded to remove the soul of a man between the fourth and the fifth heavens.” Idris heard it, he found it very difficult and fell off the wing of the angel. His soul was removed from his body at the spot. About this Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, has said, “We raised him to a high (exalted) place (19:65).’””


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (4/255)



27ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ النُّعْمَانِ عَنِ ابْنِ مُسْكَانَ عَنْ دَاوُدَ بْنِ فَرْقَدٍ أَبِي يَزِيدَ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ الزُّهْرِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) الْمَوْتَ الْمَوْتَ أَلاَ وَلاَ بُدَّ مِنَ الْمَوْتِ جَاءَ الْمَوْتُ بِمَا فِيهِ جَاءَ بِالرَّوْحِ وَالرَّاحَةِ وَالْكَرَّةِ الْمُبَارَكَةِ إِلَى جَنَّةٍ عَالِيَةٍ لأَهْلِ دَارِ الْخُلُودِ الَّذِينَ كَانَ لَهَا سَعْيُهُمْ وَفِيهَا رَغْبَتُهُمْ وَجَاءَ الْمَوْتُ بِمَا فِيهِ بِالشِّقْوَةِ وَالنَّدَامَةِ وَبِالْكَرَّةِ الْخَاسِرَةِ إِلَى نَارٍ حَامِيَةٍ لأَهْلِ دَارِ الْغُرُورِ الَّذِينَ كَانَ لَهَا سَعْيُهُمْ وَفِيهَا رَغْبَتُهُمْ ثُمَّ قَالَ وَقَالَ إِذَا اسْتَحَقَّتْ وَلاَيَةُ الله وَالسَّعَادَةُ جَاءَ الأجَلُ بَيْنَ الْعَيْنَيْنِ وَذَهَبَ الأمَلُ وَرَاءَ الظَّهْرِ وَإِذَا اسْتَحَقَّتْ وَلاَيَةُ الشَّيْطَانِ وَالشَّقَاوَةُ جَاءَ الأمَلُ بَيْنَ الْعَيْنَيْنِ وَذَهَبَ الأجَلُ وَرَاءَ الظَّهْرِ قَالَ وَسُئِلَ رَسُولُ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) أَيُّ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَكْيَسُ فَقَالَ أَكْثَرُهُمْ ذِكْراً لِلْمَوْتِ وَأَشَدُّهُمْ لَهُ اسْتِعْدَاداً.


27. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Nu‘man from ibn Muskan from Dawud ibn Farqad (abu Yazid) from ibn abu Shaybah al-Dhuhriy who has said the following: “Abu Ja’far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘The Messenger of Allah has said, “(I remind you about) death, (I remind you about) death! Indeed death is inevitable. Death comes along with certain things:It comes with happiness, comfort and the blessed turn to lofty paradise, prepared for the people of eternity, for which they had worked assiduously, with great interest. Death comes along with certain things. It comes with misfortune, regret, with a turn to loss and extremely hot fire, which is prepared for the dwellers of deceitful abode which they had been seeking with great interest.” The Messenger of Allah then said, “To those who deserve guardianship and protection of Allah and salvation, death seems as if it is before their eyes. The worldly ambitions are kept backward, but if one is under the guardianship of Satan, in his case misfortune and worldly ambitions come before his eyes, and the reality of death is kept backward.’ The Imam then said, ‘The Messenger of Allah was asked, “Who is the most intelligent believer?” He replied, “Those who think about death very often and are very serious to prepare themselves for death.’””


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (4/256)



28ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ سَالِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ عَلِيَّ بْنَ الْحُسَيْنِ (عَلَيْهِما الْسَّلام) يَقُولُ عَجَبٌ كُلُّ الْعَجَبِ لِمَنْ أَنْكَرَ الْمَوْتَ وَهُوَ يَرَى مَنْ يَمُوتُ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ وَلَيْلَةٍ وَالْعَجَبُ كُلُّ الْعَجَبِ لِمَنْ أَنْكَرَ النَّشْأَةَ الأخْرَى وَهُوَ يَرَى النَّشْأَةَ الأولَى.


28. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hisham ibn Salim from abu Hamzah who has said the following: “I heard Ali ibn al-Husayn, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, say, ‘The case of one who denies death is very odd indeed, while he sees people die every day and night. So also is the case of one who denies the next life while he observers the present life.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (14/257)



29ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ إِسْحَاقَ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مَهْزِيَارَ عَنْ فَضَالَةَ بْنِ أَيُّوبَ عَنْ سَعْدَانَ عَنْ عَجْلاَنَ أَبِي صَالِحٍ قَالَ قَالَ لِي أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) يَا أَبَا صَالِحٍ إِذَا أَنْتَ حَمَلْتَ جَنَازَةً فَكُنْ كَأَنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْمَحْمُولُ وَكَأَنَّكَ سَأَلْتَ رَبَّكَ الرُّجُوعَ إِلَى الدُّنْيَا فَفَعَلَ فَانْظُرْ مَا ذَا تَسْتَأْنِفُ قَالَ ثُمَّ قَالَ عَجَبٌ لِقَوْمٍ حُبِسَ أَوَّلُهُمْ عَنْ آخِرِهِمْ ثُمَّ نُودِيَ فِيهِمُ الرَّحِيلُ وَهُمْ يَلْعَبُونَ.


29. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from al-Husayn ibn Ishaq from Ali ibn Mahziyar from Fadalah ibn Ayyub from Sa‘dan from ‘ Ajlan abu Salih who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, said to me, ‘O abu Salih, when you help lift up someone’s coffin, consider it to be yourself being carried, as if you asked your Lord to give you a chance for returning back to the worldly life and your plea is granted. Think of how to live the new life. 5 The narrator has said that the Imam then said, ‘It is very odd indeed about the people whose predecessors are held back from returning to the present life and their successors are told to leave, but they are playfully unconcerned.


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (4/258)



30ـ عَنْهُ عَنْ فَضَالَةَ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ أَبِي زِيَادٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) مَا أَنْزَلَ الْمَوْتَ حَقَّ مَنْزِلَتِهِ مَنْ عَدَّ غَداً مِنْ أَجَلِهِ قَالَ وَقَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) مَا أَطَالَ عَبْدٌ الأمَلَ إِلاَّ أَسَاءَ الْعَمَلَ وَكَانَ يَقُولُ لَوْ رَأَى الْعَبْدُ أَجَلَهُ وَسُرْعَتَهُ إِلَيْهِ لأَبْغَضَ الْعَمَلَ مِنْ طَلَبِ الدُّنْيَا.


30. It is narrated from the same narrator as the previous Hadith from Fadalah from Isma’il ibn abu Ziyad who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that ’Amir al-Mu’minin, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘One who counts tomorrow as part of his life, he has not paid proper attention to death.’ The Imam then said that ’Amir al-Mu’minin has said, ‘Any servant of Allah who cherishes long-term worldly expectations, he becomes involved in bad deeds.’ ’Amir al-Mu’minin would say, ‘A servant of Allah who sees his death fast approaching, he dislikes the deeds for the sake of the worldly life.’”


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31ـ مُحَمَّدٌ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عُلْوَانَ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ شِمْرٍ عَنْ جَابِرٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنْ لَحْظَةِ مَلَكِ الْمَوْتِ قَالَ أَ مَا رَأَيْتَ النَّاسَ يَكُونُونَ جُلُوساً فَتَعْتَرِيهِمُ السَّكْتَةُ فَمَا يَتَكَلَّمُ أَحَدٌ مِنْهُمْ فَتِلْكَ لَحْظَةُ مَلَكِ الْمَوْتِ حَيْثُ يَلْحَظُهُمْ.


31. Muhammad has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from al-Husayn ibn Sa‘id from al-Husayn ibn ‘Ulwan from ‘Amr ibn Shimr from Jabir who has said the following: “I asked abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the moment of the angel of death. The Imam said, ‘Have you not seen people sitting and suddenly face a heart attack? No one of them in such condition is able to speak. That is the moment of the angel of death who examines them.’”


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32ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنِ الْمُفَضَّلِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ عَنْ جَابِرٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنْ قَوْلِ الله تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى وَقِيلَ مَنْ راقٍ وَظَنَّ أَنَّهُ الْفِراقُ قَالَ فَإِنَّ ذَلِكَ ابْنُ آدَمَ إِذَا حَلَّ بِهِ الْمَوْتُ قَالَ هَلْ مِنْ طَبِيبٍ إِنَّهُ الْفِرَاقُ أَيْقَنَ بِمُفَارَقَةِ الأحِبَّةِ قَالَ وَالْتَفَّتِ السَّاقُ بِالسَّاقِ الْتَفَّتِ الدُّنْيَا بِالآخِرَةِ ثُمَّ إِلى‏ رَبِّكَ يَوْمَئِذٍ الْمَساقُ قَالَ الْمَصِيرُ إِلَى رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ.


32. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ‘Amr ibn ‘Uthman from al-Mufaddal ibn Salih from Jabir who has said the following: “I asked abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the words of Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, ‘And it is said, “Who is able to provide curing charm?”’ (75:28-30) The Imam said, ‘That is a son of Adam who on facing death says, “Is there a physician?” “And he finds it to be the departing,” means that he becomes certain about departing his loved ones.’ The Imam then read, ‘When one leg turns around the other,’ means when the present life turns into the life hereafter, “then it is the time to be driven to your Lord” means to the Lord of the worlds is the destination.’”


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33ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ إِسْحَاقَ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مَهْزِيَارَ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ الْمِيثَمِيِّ عَنْ عَبْدِ الأعْلَى مَوْلَى آلِ سَامٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَوْلُ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِنَّما نَعُدُّ لَهُمْ عَدًّا قَالَ مَا هُوَ عِنْدَكَ قُلْتُ عَدَدُ الأيَّامِ قَالَ إِنَّ الآبَاءَ وَالأمَّهَاتِ يُحْصُونَ ذَلِكَ لاَ وَلَكِنَّهُ عَدَدُ الأنْفَاسِ.


33. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from al-Husayn ibn Ishaq from Ali ibn Mahziyar from Ali ibn Isma’il al-Maythamiy from ‘Abd al-‘A’la Mawla ‘Ala Sam who has said the following: “I asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the words of Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious, ‘We count for them a strict account’ (19:78). The Imam asked, ‘What do you know about it?’ I replied, ‘It means counting of days.’ The Imam said, ‘No, because parents do such counting. It means counting of exhaling and inhaling of one’s breath.’”


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34ـ عَنْهُ عَنْ فَضَالَةَ عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ بَكْرٍ عَنْ زُرَارَةَ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ الْحَيَاةُ وَالْمَوْتُ خَلْقَانِ مِنْ خَلْقِ الله فَإِذَا جَاءَ الْمَوْتُ فَدَخَلَ فِي الإِنْسَانِ لَمْ يَدْخُلْ فِي شَيْ‏ءٍ إِلاَّ وَقَدْ خَرَجَتْ مِنْهُ الْحَيَاةُ.


34. It is narrated from the narrator of the previous Hadith from Fadalah from Musa ibn Bakr from Zurarah who has said the following: “Abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Life and death are two creatures of the creatures of Allah. When death comes then it enters in man. In whatever things death enters, life goes out of that place.’”


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35ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سُكَيْنٍ قَالَ سُئِلَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) عَنِ الرَّجُلِ يَقُولُ اسْتَأْثَرَ الله بِفُلاَنٍ فَقَالَ ذَا مَكْرُوهٌ فَقِيلَ فُلاَنٌ يَجُودُ بِنَفْسِهِ فَقَالَ لاَ بَأْسَ أَ مَا تَرَاهُ يَفْتَحُ فَاهُ عِنْدَ مَوْتِهِ مَرَّتَيْنِ أَوْ ثَلاَثَةً فَذَلِكَ حِينَ يَجُودُ بِهَا لِمَا يَرَى مِنْ ثَوَابِ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَقَدْ كَانَ بِهَذَا ضَنِيناً.


35. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from certain persons of his people from Muhammad ibn Sukayn who has said the following: “I asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about an expression about the death of a person, ‘Allah has given preference to so and so.’ The Imam said, ‘It is not desirable.’ Someone then asked about the expression, ‘So and so is ready to give away his soul generously.’ The Imam said, ‘There is no offense in such expression. Is it not a fact that a dying person opens his mouth once, twice or three times? Giving away of one’s soul generously happens when one observes his rewards with Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, when before, one was so tightfisted about it.’”


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36ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ سَالِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ إِنَّ قَوْماً فِيمَا مَضَى قَالُوا لِنَبِيٍّ لَهُمْ ادْعُ لَنَا رَبَّكَ يَرْفَعُ عَنَّا الْمَوْتَ فَدَعَا لَهُمْ فَرَفَعَ الله عَنْهُمُ الْمَوْتَ فَكَثُرُوا حَتَّى ضَاقَتْ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمَنَازِلُ وَكَثُرَ النَّسْلُ وَيُصْبِحُ الرَّجُلُ يُطْعِمُ أَبَاهُ وَجَدَّهُ وَأُمَّهُ وَجَدَّ جَدِّهِ وَيُوَضِّيهِمْ وَيَتَعَاهَدُهُمْ فَشَغَلُوا عَنْ طَلَبِ الْمَعَاشِ فَقَالُوا سَلْ لَنَا رَبَّكَ أَنْ يَرُدَّنَا إِلَى حَالِنَا الَّتِي كُنَّا عَلَيْهَا فَسَأَلَ نَبِيُّهُمْ رَبَّهُ فَرَدَّهُمْ إِلَى حَالِهِمْ.


36. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘ Umayr from Hisham ibn Salim who has said the following: “Abu ’Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that a people in the past had asked their prophet, Tray to your Lord to stop death from ending our lives.’ He prayed and death was stopped from ending their lives. Their number multiplied and it caused congestion to their dwellings and birth rate increased so much so that a man needed to feed his father, grandfather, mother, grandfather of his grandfather, take care of their hygiene and look after them. It stopped them from working to make a living. They then asked their prophet to appeal to his Lord to return them to their previous conditions. Their prophet asked his Lord. He then returned them to their previous conditions.’”


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37ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ رَبِيعِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ سُلَيْمٍ الْعَامِرِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ إِنَّ عِيسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ جَاءَ إِلَى قَبْرِ يَحْيَى بْنِ زَكَرِيَّا (عَلَيْهِما الْسَّلام) وَكَانَ سَأَلَ رَبَّهُ أَنْ يُحْيِيَهُ لَهُ فَدَعَاهُ فَأَجَابَهُ وَخَرَجَ إِلَيْهِ مِنَ الْقَبْرِ فَقَالَ لَهُ مَا تُرِيدُ مِنِّي فَقَالَ لَهُ أُرِيدُ أَنْ تُؤْنِسَنِي كَمَا كُنْتَ فِي الدُّنْيَا فَقَالَ لَهُ يَا عِيسَى مَا سَكَنَتْ عَنِّي حَرَارَةُ الْمَوْتِ وَأَنْتَ تُرِيدُ أَنْ تُعِيدَنِي إِلَى الدُّنْيَا وَتَعُودَ عَلَيَّ حَرَارَةُ الْمَوْتِ فَتَرَكَهُ فَعَادَ إِلَى قَبْرِهِ.


37. Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from certain persons of our people from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Rabi’ ibn Muhammad from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sulaym al-‘Amiriy who has said the following: “Jesus, son of Mary, went to the gravesite of John, son of Zachariah, and he had asked the Lord to bring him back to life for him. He called him and he replied, came out of his grave and asked, ‘What do you want from me?’ He replied, ‘I want you to comfort me as you did before your death.’ He said, ‘O Jesus, the heat of death which took me still has not calmed down and you want me to return to the worldly life; thus the heat of death returns to me again.’ He (Jesus) left him alone and he (John) returned to his grave.’”


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38ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ أَبِي أَيُّوبَ عَنْ يَزِيدَ الْكُنَاسِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ إِنَّ فِتْيَةً مِنْ أَوْلاَدِ مُلُوكِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ كَانُوا مُتَعَبِّدِينَ وَكَانَتِ الْعِبَادَةُ فِي أَوْلاَدِ مُلُوكِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَإِنَّهُمْ خَرَجُوا يَسِيرُونَ فِي الْبِلاَدِ لِيَعْتَبِرُوا فَمَرُّوا بِقَبْرٍ عَلَى ظَهْرِ الطَّرِيقِ قَدْ سَفَى عَلَيْهِ السَّافِي لَيْسَ يُبَيَّنُ مِنْهُ إِلاَّ رَسْمُهُ فَقَالُوا لَوْ دَعَوْنَا الله السَّاعَةَ فَيَنْشُرُ لَنَا صَاحِبَ هَذَا الْقَبْرِ فَسَاءَلْنَاهُ كَيْفَ وَجَدَ طَعْمَ الْمَوْتِ فَدَعَوُا الله وَكَانَ دُعَاؤُهُمُ الَّذِي دَعَوُا الله بِهِ أَنْتَ إِلَهُنَا يَا رَبَّنَا لَيْسَ لَنَا إِلَهٌ غَيْرُكَ وَالْبَدِيعُ الدَّائِمُ غَيْرُ الْغَافِلِ وَالْحَيُّ الَّذِي لاَ يَمُوتُ لَكَ فِي كُلِّ يَوْمٍ شَأْنٌ تَعْلَمُ كُلَّ شَيْ‏ءٍ بِغَيْرِ تَعْلِيمٍ انْشُرْ لَنَا هَذَا الْمَيِّتَ بِقُدْرَتِكَ قَالَ فَخَرَجَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ الْقَبْرِ رَجُلٌ أَبْيَضُ الرَّأْسِ وَاللِّحْيَةِ يَنْفُضُ رَأْسَهُ مِنَ التُّرَابِ فَزِعاً شَاخِصاً بَصَرَهُ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ فَقَالَ لَهُمْ مَا يُوقِفُكُمْ عَلَى قَبْرِي فَقَالُوا دَعَوْنَاكَ لِنَسْأَلَكَ كَيْفَ وَجَدْتَ طَعْمَ الْمَوْتِ فَقَالَ لَهُمْ لَقَدْ سَكَنْتُ فِي قَبْرِي تِسْعَةً وَتِسْعِينَ سَنَةً مَا ذَهَبَ عَنِّي أَلَمُ الْمَوْتِ وَكَرْبُهُ وَلاَ خَرَجَ مَرَارَةُ طَعْمِ الْمَوْتِ مِنْ حَلْقِي فَقَالُوا لَهُ مِتَّ يَوْمَ مِتَّ وَأَنْتَ عَلَى مَا نَرَى أَبْيَضُ الرَّأْسِ وَاللِّحْيَةِ قَالَ لاَ وَلَكِنْ لَمَّا سَمِعْتُ الصَّيْحَةَ اخْرُجْ اجْتَمَعَتْ تُرْبَةُ عِظَامِي إِلَى رُوحِي فَبَقِيَتْ فِيهِ فَخَرَجْتُ فَزِعاً شَاخِصاً بَصَرِي مُهْطِعاً إِلَى صَوْتِ الدَّاعِي فَابْيَضَّ لِذَلِكَ رَأْسِي وَلِحْيَتِي.


38. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn Mahbub from abu Ayyub from Yazid al-Kunasiy who has said the following: “Abu Ja’far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Certain youth from the children of Israelite kings were devoted worshippers. Worshipping was a practice among the children of the Israelite kings. These youth decided to travel around in the land. They passed by a gravesite above the road. Winds had almost wiped out its marks. They said to each other, “We should pray to Allah to bring out our fellow from his grave so that we can ask him about his experience of dying.” They prayed to Allah and their prayer was as follows: “You are our Lord. O Lord, no one other than You is our Lord. You are the eternal inventor, never unaware, the ever living who never dies. Every day You work. You know all things without being taught. Please bring this deceased out of his grave by Your power.’” The Imam said that a man with hairs of his head and beard all gray came out of the grave shaking dust off his head, terrified and gazing to the sky and asked them, “What has made you stand on my grave?” They replied, “We called you so we can ask about your experience of facing death.” He replied, “I have remained in my grave for ninety-nine years, but the pain and hardship of experiencing death have not gone away, and its bitterness is still in my throat.” They asked, “Were your hairs of head and beard all gray on the day you died?” He replied, “No, but when I heard the cry, ‘come out,’ the ashes of my bones came together with my soul (spirit) and I took a breath in it and then came out, terrified and gazing to the sky following the voice that called me and that made my hairs to turn all gray.’””


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39ـ عَلِيٌّ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنِ السَّكُونِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) مِنْ أَشْرَاطِ السَّاعَةِ أَنْ يَفْشُوَ الْفَالِجُ وَمَوْتُ الْفَجْأَةِ.


39. Ali has narrated from his father from af-Nawfafiy from af-Sakuniy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that the Holy prophet has said, ‘One of the signs of the coming of the Day of Judgment is the spread of paralysis and sudden death.’”


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40ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ صَالِحِ بْنِ أَبِي حَمَّادٍ رَفَعَهُ قَالَ جَاءَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) إِلَى الأشْعَثِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ يُعَزِّيهِ بِأَخٍ لَهُ يُقَالُ لَهُ عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ فَقَالَ لَهُ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) إِنْ جَزِعْتَ فَحَقَّ الرَّحِمِ أَتَيْتَ وَإِنْ صَبَرْتَ فَحَقَّ الله أَدَّيْتَ عَلَى أَنَّكَ إِنْ صَبَرْتَ جَرَى عَلَيْكَ الْقَضَاءُ وَأَنْتَ مَحْمُودٌ وَإِنْ جَزِعْتَ جَرَى عَلَيْكَ الْقَضَاءُ وَأَنْتَ مَذْمُومٌ فَقَالَ لَهُ الأشْعَثُ إِنَّا لله وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ فَقَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) أَ تَدْرِي مَا تَأْوِيلُهَا فَقَالَ الأشْعَثُ لاَ أَنْتَ غَايَةُ الْعِلْمِ وَمُنْتَهَاهُ فَقَالَ لَهُ أَمَّا قَوْلُكَ إِنَّا لله فَإِقْرَارٌ مِنْكَ بِالْمُلْكِ وَأَمَّا قَوْلُكَ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ فَإِقْرَارٌ مِنْكَ بِالْهَلاَكِ.


40. Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from Salih ibn abu Hammad in a marfu‘ manner has said the following: “’Amir al-Mu’minin, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, once visited Ash‘ath ibn Qays to offer condolences for the death of his brother, called, ‘Abd al-Rahman. ’Amir al-Mu’minin told him, ‘If you express grief, you have observed the right of relatives; but if you exercise patience you have observed the right of Allah. If you exercise patience, you cannot escape destiny but you will be praised, and if you express grief, still you cannot escape destiny but you will be blamed.’ Ash‘ath then said to him, ‘We are for Allah and to Him we return.’ ’Amir al-Mu’minin then asked, ‘Do you know what its explanation is?’ Ash‘ath replied, ‘No, you are the end and limit of knowledge.’ The Imam said, ‘Your saying, “we are for Allah,” is your professing that you are owned (by Allah) and your saying, “to Him we return”, is your professing to die.’”


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41ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى يَرْفَعُهُ عَنْ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ دَعَا نَبِيٌّ مِنَ الأنْبِيَاءِ عَلَى قَوْمِهِ فَقِيلَ لَهُ أُسَلِّطُ عَلَيْهِمْ عَدُوَّهُمْ فَقَالَ لاَ فَقِيلَ لَهُ فَالْجُوعَ فَقَالَ لاَ فَقِيلَ لَهُ مَا تُرِيدُ فَقَالَ مَوْتٌ دَفِيقٌ يَحْزُنُ الْقَلْبَ وَيُقِلُّ الْعَدَدَ فَأُرْسِلَ إِلَيْهِمُ الطَّاعُونُ.


41. Muhammad ibn Yahya in a marfu‘ manner has narrated the following: “’Amir al-Mu’minin, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘A prophet of the prophets prayed against his followers. It was said to him, “I will make their enemy to dominate them.” He said, “No, I do not want this.” It was told to him that hunger would dominate them. He said, “No.” He then was asked, “What do you want?” He replied, “I want for them a pressing death to seize the heart with grief and reduce the number.” Plague was then sent upon them.’”


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42ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَسْبَاطٍ رَفَعَهُ قَالَ كَانَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) يَقُولُ عِنْدَ الْمُصِيبَةِ الْحَمْدُ لله الَّذِي لَمْ يَجْعَلْ مُصِيبَتِي فِي دِينِي وَالْحَمْدُ لله الَّذِي لَوْ شَاءَ أَنْ يَجْعَلَ مُصِيبَتِي أَعْظَمَ مِمَّا كَانَتْ وَالْحَمْدُ لله عَلَى الأمْرِ الَّذِي شَاءَ أَنْ يَكُونَ فَكَانَ.


42. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ah ibn Asbat who in a marfu’ manner has said the following: “During an unfortunate occasion abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, would say, ‘I praise Allah who has not caused any suffering in my religion. I praise Allah who could have made my misfortune greater than this if He so wished. I praise Allah for the fact which if He wanted to come into existence, it would come into being.’”


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43ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ النَّضْرِ بْنِ سُوَيْدٍ عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ بْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ الْحَمِيدِ بْنِ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ الْفَرَّاءِ قَالَ إِنَّ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) انْقَلَعَ ضِرْسٌ مِنْ أَضْرَاسِهِ فَوَضَعَهُ فِي كَفِّهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ الْحَمْدُ لله ثُمَّ قَالَ يَا جَعْفَرُ إِذَا أَنَا مِتُّ وَدَفَنْتَنِي فَادْفِنْهُ مَعِي ثُمَّ مَكَثَ بَعْدَ حِينٍ ثُمَّ انْقَلَعَ أَيْضاً آخَرُ فَوَضَعَهُ عَلَى كَفِّهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ الْحَمْدُ لله يَا جَعْفَرُ إِذَا مِتُّ فَادْفِنْهُ مَعِي.


43. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from al-Nadr ibn al-Suwayd, from al-Qasim ibn Sulayman from ‘Abd al-Hamid ibn abu Ja‘far al-Farra’ who has said the following: “Once, one of the teeth of abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, came off. He placed it on his palm and then said, ‘All praise belongs to Allah.’ Then he said, ‘O Ja‘far, when I die and you bury me, bury this also with me.’ After a while another tooth came off. He placed it on his palm and said, ‘All praise belongs to Allah. O Ja‘far, when I die, then bury this with me.’”


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44ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ بَكْرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الأزْدِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ إِنَّ الْمَوْتَ الَّذِي تَفِرُّونَ مِنْهُ فَإِنَّهُ مُلاقِيكُمْ إِلَى قَوْلِهِ تَعْمَلُونَ قَالَ تَعُدُّ السِّنِينَ ثُمَّ تَعُدُّ الشُّهُورَ ثُمَّ تَعُدُّ الأيَّامَ ثُمَّ تَعُدُّ السَّاعَاتِ ثُمَّ تَعُدُّ النَّفَسَ فَإِذا جاءَ أَجَلُهُمْ لا يَسْتَأْخِرُونَ ساعَةً وَلا يَسْتَقْدِمُونَ.


44. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from Bakr ibn Muhammad al-Azdiy who has said the following: “This is about the words of Allah, ‘Death from which you run away will take your life and then you will be returned to the One who knows the unseen and seen. He, then will inform you of what you have done.’ (62:6) Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that you count years, then the months, then days, then hours and then each breath. When their time comes it will do so without allowing them to live one hour thereafter or die one hour before.’” (7:33)


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45ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ الْقَدَّاحِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ سَمِعَ النَّبِيُّ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) امْرَأَةً حِينَ مَاتَ عُثْمَانُ بْنُ مَظْعُونٍ وَهِيَ تَقُولُ هَنِيئاً لَكَ يَا أَبَا السَّائِبِ الْجَنَّةُ فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) وَمَا عِلْمُكِ حَسْبُكِ أَنْ تَقُولِي كَانَ يُحِبُّ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَرَسُولَهُ فَلَمَّا مَاتَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ ابْنُ رَسُولِ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) هَمَلَتْ عَيْنُ رَسُولِ الله (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) بِالدُّمُوعِ ثُمَّ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) تَدْمَعُ الْعَيْنُ وَيَحْزَنُ الْقَلْبُ وَلاَ نَقُولُ مَا يُسْخِطُ الرَّبَّ وَإِنَّا بِكَ يَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ لَمَحْزُونُونَ ثُمَّ رَأَى النَّبِيُّ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) فِي قَبْرِهِ خَلَلاً فَسَوَّاهُ بِيَدِهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ إِذَا عَمِلَ أَحَدُكُمْ عَمَلاً فَلْيُتْقِنْ ثُمَّ قَالَ الْحَقْ بِسَلَفِكَ الصَّالِحِ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ مَظْعُونٍ.


45. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ja‘far ibn Muhammad from ibn al-Qaddah who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that the Holy Prophet once heard a woman who on the death of ‘Uthman ibn Maz‘un said, ‘Good for you enjoying paradise, O abu al-Sa‘ib!’ The Holy Prophet then said, ’How would you know it to be so? It is enough for you to say, “He loved Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious, and His Messenger.’” When Ibrahim, son of the Messenger of Allah died, the eyes of the Messenger of Allah flooded with tears and the Holy Prophet said, ’Eyes shed tears, hearts become sad; but we do not say anything that angers the Lord. O Ibrahim, we are sad for you.’ The Holy Prophet then saw some kind of gap in the grave and fixed it with his hand saying, “When anyone of you does something, he should do it properly.” He then said, “Join, (O Ibrahim) your predecessors, people of good deeds like ‘Uthman ibn Maz’un.’”


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46ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مَهْزِيَارَ قَالَ كَتَبَ إِلَى أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) رَجُلٌ يَشْكُو إِلَيْهِ مُصَابَهُ بِوَلَدٍ لَهُ وَشِدَّةَ مَا يَدْخُلُهُ فَقَالَ وَكَتَبَ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) إِلَيْهِ أَ مَا عَلِمْتَ أَنَّ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يَخْتَارُ مِنْ مَالِ الْمُؤْمِنِ وَمِنْ وُلْدِهِ أَنْفَسَهُ لِيَأْجُرَهُ عَلَى ذَلِكَ.


46. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ali ibn Mahziyar who has said the following: “Once a man wrote to abu Ja’far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, and complained before him about his suffering the death of his son. He then has said that the Imam wrote back to him saying, ’You should be aware of the fact that Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, chooses from the property and children of the believers the best ones, so He may reward him for it.’”


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