Chapter 22

باب ثواب تشييع جنازة المؤمن

 The reward of escorting the funeral (janaza) of a believer


قال الصاد (عليه السلام): من شيع جنازة مؤمن حط عنه خمس وعشرون كبيرة، فإن ربعها خرج من الذنوب .


As-Sadiq عليه السلام said: “One who escorts the funeral of a believer has twenty five major (sins) taken away from him.  So, if it is increased fourfold, he is free (comes out) of sins.


وقال الصادق (عليه السلام): أول ما يتحف به المؤمن أن يغفر لمن تبع جنازته .


As-Sadiq عليه السلام said: “The first (gift) that the believer presents is to forgive the one who followed his funeral.”


وروي أن المؤمن ينادىألا إن أول حبائك الجنة وأول حباء من تبعك المغفرة .


It is narrated that the believer is called out to: Indeed, the first of your gifts is the Garden, and the first gift of the one who followed you (i.e. in the janaza) is forgiveness.”