Al-Kāfi - Volume 3 > Salah (Prayer) for Persons Crucified, Stoned or Dead for Capital Punishment
Hadith #2

2ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي هَاشِمٍ الْجَعْفَرِيِّ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ الرِّضَا (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) عَنِ الْمَصْلُوبِ فَقَالَ أَ مَا عَلِمْتَ أَنَّ جَدِّي (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) صَلَّى عَلَى عَمِّهِ قُلْتُ أَعْلَمُ ذَاكَ وَلَكِنِّي لاَ أَفْهَمُهُ مُبَيَّناً قَالَ أُبَيِّنُهُ لَكَ إِنْ كَانَ وَجْهُ الْمَصْلُوبِ إِلَى الْقِبْلَةِ فَقُمْ عَلَى مَنْكِبِهِ الأيْمَنِ وَإِنْ كَانَ قَفَاهُ إِلَى الْقِبْلَةِ فَقُمْ عَلَى مَنْكِبِهِ الأيْسَرِ فَإِنَّ بَيْنَ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ قِبْلَةً وَإِنْ كَانَ مَنْكِبُهُ الأيْسَرُ إِلَى الْقِبْلَةِ فَقُمْ عَلَى مَنْكِبِهِ الأيْمَنِ وَإِنْ كَانَ مَنْكِبُهُ الأيْمَنُ إِلَى الْقِبْلَةِ فَقُمْ عَلَى مَنْكِبِهِ الأيْسَرِ وَكَيْفَ كَانَ مُنْحَرِفاً فَلاَ تُزَايِلْ مَنَاكِبَهُ وَلْيَكُنْ وَجْهُكَ إِلَى مَا بَيْنَ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ وَلاَ تَسْتَقْبِلْهُ وَلاَ تَسْتَدْبِرْهُ الْبَتَّةَ قَالَ أَبُو هَاشِمٍ وَقَدْ فَهِمْتُ إِنْ شَاءَ الله فَهِمْتُهُ وَالله.

2. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from abu Hashim al-Ja‘fariy who has said the following: “I once asked abu al-Hassan al-Rida, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about one who is crucified. He (the Imam) said, ‘Do you not know that my grandfather performed Salah (prayer) for his uncle?’ I said, ‘I know it but I do not understand it clearly.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘I explain it for you. If the face of the person crucified is toward al-Qiblah (al-Ka‘bah), stand near his right shoulder. If his back is toward al-Qiblah (al-Ka‘bah), then stand near his left shoulder but if it is between the east and west and his left shoulder toward al-Qiblah (al-Ka‘bah), then stand near his right shoulder. If his right shoulder is toward al- Qiblah (al-Ka‘bah), then stand near his left shoulder. To whichever direction he is, do not keep away from his shoulders and keep your face toward east or west, and do not stand face to face with him. You must not turn your back to him.’ Abu Hashim has said that I then said, ‘I certainly understood, by the will of Allah, I understood it by Allah.’”