Thawāb al-Aʿmāl wa ʿiqāb al-Aʿmāl > Punishment of murdering someone
Hadith #5

حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَی بْنِ الْمُتَوَکِّلِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ یَحْیَی عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ سَعِیدٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِی نَجْرَانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِی الْجَارُودِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ ع قَالَ: مَا مِنْ نَفْسٍ تُقْتَلُ بَرَّهً وَ لَا فَاجِرَهً إِلَّا وَ هِیَ تُحْشَرُ یَوْمَ الْقِیَامَهِ مُعَلَّقاً بِقَاتِلِهِ بِیَدِهِ الْیُمْنَی وَ رَأْسُهُ بِیَدِهِ الْیُسْرَی وَ أَوْدَاجُهُ تَشْخُبُ دَماً یَقُولُ یَا رَبِّ سَلْ هَذَا فِیمَ قَتَلَنِی فَإِنْ کَانَ قَتَلَهُ فِی طَاعَهِ اللَّهِ یُثِیبُ الْقَاتِلُ وَ ذُهِبَ بِالْمَقْتُولِ إِلَی النَّارِ وَ إِنْ کَانَ فِی طَاعَهِ فُلَانٍ قِیلَ لَهُ اقْتُلْهُ کَمَا قَتَلَکَ ثُمَّ یَفْعَلُ اللَّهُ فِیهِمَا بَعْدَ مَشِیَّتِهِ.

5. It was narrated to me by Muhammad b. Musa b. al-Mutawakil who said it was narrated to me by Muhammad b. Yahya from Ahmad b. Muhammad from al-Hussain b. Sa’eed from Abdulrahman b. Abi Najran from Muhammad b. Sinan from Abi al-Jarud from Muhammad b. Ali (a.s.) who said: “A murder victim is not good or bad. He will be brought on the Judgment Day holding his killer by his collar with the right hand and holding his severed head in the left with blood dripping from it. He will say: O Lord! Ask him why he had murdered me? Thus if he had killed on the order of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, Allah will take the murderer to Paradise and the person to Hell but if he had killed him on the order of someone else, he would be told, ‘Kill him like he killed you.’ Then Allah will deal with them as He likes.”