113. Belittling Sins - Hadith #3

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3ـ أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الأشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ وَالْحَجَّالِ جَمِيعاً عَنْ ثَعْلَبَةَ عَنْ زِيَادٍ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) إِنَّ رَسُولَ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) نَزَلَ بِأَرْضٍ قَرْعَاءَ فَقَالَ لأصْحَابِهِ ائْتُوا بِحَطَبٍ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ الله نَحْنُ بِأَرْضٍ قَرْعَاءَ مَا بِهَا مِنْ حَطَبٍ قَالَ فَلْيَأْتِ كُلُّ إِنْسَانٌ بِمَا قَدَرَ عَلَيْهِ فَجَاءُوا بِهِ حَتَّى رَمَوْا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ بَعْضَهُ عَلَى بَعْضٍ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) هَكَذَا تَجْتَمِعُ الذُّنُوبُ ثُمَّ قَالَ إِيَّاكُمْ وَالْمُحَقَّرَاتِ مِنَ الذُّنُوبِ فَإِنَّ لِكُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ طَالِباً أَلا وَإِنَّ طَالِبَهَا يَكْتُبُ ما قَدَّمُوا وَآثارَهُمْ وَكُلَّ شَيْ‏ءٍ أَحْصَيْناهُ فِي إِمامٍ مُبِينٍ.


3. Abu Ali al-Ash’ari has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jabbar from ibn Faddal and al-Hajjal all from Tha’labah from Ziyad who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) has said, ‘Once the Messenger of Allah stopped, during a journey on a barren land, for rest and asked his companions to collect firewood. The companions said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, we are in a barren land and there is no firewood around here. ’ He said, ‘Let everyone bring whatever he can.’ They collected firewood and placed one piece over the other before him. The Messenger of Allah then said, ‘This is how sins also accumulate.’ Then he said, ‘You must never commit al-Muhaqqarat (see Hadith 1 above) of sins; everything is in demand. You must know that the finder of sins writes them down: “It is We Who bring the dead to life and record the deeds of human beings and their consequences (of continual effects). We keep everything recorded in an illustrious Imam (leader or Book).”’ (36:12)


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (10/69)