Thawāb al-Aʿmāl wa ʿiqāb al-Aʿmāl > Punishment of usurping the wealth of an orphan
Hadith #1

أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ الْحِمْیَرِیُّ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِیسَی عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ رِئَابٍ عَنِ الْحَلَبِیِّ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ إِنَّ فِی کِتَابِ عَلِیٍّ ع أَنَّ آکِلَ مَالِ الْیَتَامَی ظُلْماً سَیُدْرِکُهُ وَبَالُ ذَلِکَ فِی عَقِبِهِ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ فِی الدُّنْیَا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ یَقُولُ- وَ لْیَخْشَ الَّذِینَ لَوْ تَرَکُوا مِنْ خَلْفِهِمْ ذُرِّیَّهً ضِعافاً خافُوا عَلَیْهِمْ فَلْیَتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَ لْیَقُولُوا قَوْلًا سَدِیداً وَ أَمَّا فِی الْآخِرَهِ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ یَقُولُ- إِنَّ الَّذِینَ یَأْکُلُونَ أَمْوالَ الْیَتامی ظُلْماً إِنَّما یَأْکُلُونَ فِی بُطُونِهِمْ ناراً وَ سَیَصْلَوْنَ سَعِیراً

1. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said that it is written in the book of Imam Amirul Momineen (a.s.) that one who usurps the wealth of an orphan forcefully, this wealth will be a cause of calamity for him soon on the Day of Judgment. And regarding the punishment of this world, Allah says, “And let those fear who, should they leave behind them weakly offspring, would fear on their account, so let them be careful of (their duty to) Allah, and let them speak right words. Allah says regarding the punishment of the hereafter: (As for) those who swallow the property of the orphans unjustly, surely they only swallow fire into their bellies and they shall enter burning fire.”