The issues of saving lives through advanced medical procedures, i.e., blood transfusion and organ donation/transplant have been discussed at length during the last thirty years, initially meeting with some scepticism, but gradually finding their acceptability into our society, particularly when the advances in the medical techniques demonstrated how precious lives could be saved by providing several examples from around the globe. However, their permissibility based on ethical and/or religion grounds, has not only been controversial among Muslims but also found similar resistance in some of the other religions, e.g., Christianity, Jewdaism, Hinduism. From Muslim’s point of view, most of the Sunnis/Shias, who follow unorthodox/rational school of thought (aqal, ijma, qiyas, ijtihad etc.), relied on the fatwa of their Muftis and Maraja. Whereas, little evidence from the Quran and traditions were sought, besides quoting few Quranic verses in its support or rejection.
In this article, an attempt has been made to review the Quranic Verses, in the light of Masomeen-asws’s traditions, which have, usually, been quoted on this topic along with the traditions of Infallibles-asws. It is worth mentioning that this is preliminary attempt on this subject and further work is needed to include other references from the Ahadith of Ahlul Bait-asws, which we were unable to incorporate, due to lack of our knowledge and understanding, at the time of writing this document. It is worth mentioning that the content of the article is specific for the followers of the twelve Imami Shia school of thought (orthodox, traditionlist, the adherents’ of Masomeen-asws).
It is important to first understand, why we get ill? From where does the illness come from and who is the healer? Once infected, how to bear discomfort and how to look after those who are suffering from an illness? And how and for what time period one may attend to a patient? Prior to discussing the main issue, it would be useful to first review traditions of Masomeen-asws about the factors leading to serious illness and hence are the precusors to those conditions under which one requires to consider blood transfusion/organ transplantation:
أبي رحمه الله قال حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي بإسناده يرفعه إلى أبي عبد الله ع قال كان يسمى الطبيب المعالج فقال موسى بن عمران يا رب ممن الداء قال مني قال ممن الدواء قال مني قال فما يصنع الناس بالمعالج قال يطيب بذلك أنفسهم فسمي الطبيب لذلك
My father told me that he heard it from Saad bin Abdullah, who from Ahmed bin Abi Abdullah Barqi, who from a number of narrators referred to Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq-asws:
During the time of earlier generations, a ‘Tabeeb’ (doctor) would be called ‘Muallag’ (reliever). Hazrat Musa bin Imran-as prayed to Allah-azwj: ‘O My Lord! Please enlighten me from where does the disease orginate? Allah-azwj replied: ‘It comes from Me’. Hazrat Musa-as then asked: ‘From where comes its treatment’? Allah-azwj replied: ‘From Me-azwj’. Hazrat Musa-as asked: ‘Then why people go to a ‘ Muallag’ (doctor)’? Allah-azwj replied: ‘To get comfort and peace of mind’. That is why a doctor is called ‘Muallag’ the reliever of anxiety and provider of comfort to the sufferer.
Hazrat Amir-ul-Momineen-asws once said: ‘Before troubles attack you, you should deflect their onslaught, as they strike people in the form of waves (one after another) through the recitation of prayers. And said, towards a Momin (true follower) difficulties come with even more strength and in their most severe forms, similar to the water which falls from a mountian’s top. At that instance, nothing but prayers can shield him, so regularly make supplications so that you are protected from troubles’.
وَ قَالَ ع سُوسُوا إِيمَانَكُمْ بِالصَّدَقَةِ وَ حَصِّنُوا أَمْوَالَكُمْ بِالزَّكَاةِ وَ ادْفَعُوا أَمْوَاجَ الْبَلَاءِ بِالدُّعَاءِ
Amir-ul-Momineen-asws said: Defend your faith in Allah-azwj with the help of charity. Protect your wealth with the aid of Zakat. Let the supplications guard you from calamities and disasters.
وَ قَالَ ع اسْتَنْزِلُوا الرِّزْقَ بِالصَّدَقَةِ
Amir-ul-Momineen-asws: If you want to pray to Allah-azwj for better means of subsistance, then first give something in charity.
عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَمَّنْ حَدَّثَهُ عَنْ سَعْدِ بْنِ طَرِيفٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ كَانَ النَّاسُ يَعْتَبِطُونَ اعْتِبَاطاً فَلَمَّا كَانَ زَمَانُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ ع قَالَ يَا رَبِّ اجْعَلْ لِلْمَوْتِ عِلَّةً يُؤْجَرُ بِهَا الْمَيِّتُ وَ يُسَلَّى بِهَا عَنِ الْمُصَابِ قَالَ فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ الْمُومَ وَ هُوَ الْبِرْسَامُ ثُمَّ أَنْزَلَ بَعْدَهُ الدَّاءَ
Imam Mohammed Baqir-asws said, during the life of Hazrat Ibrahim-as sudden death would fall on people, without any prior signs of a disease. Hazrat Ibrahim-as prayed to Allah-azwj: ‘Please bring upon people disease before they die so that one would take the reward of observing patience before dying while others benefit from counselling him to observe patience and provide means to relieve them of their pain. Thus Allah-azwj first sent down the fever followed by the other diseases.
مُحَمَّدٌ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ عَنْ سَعْدَانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ الْحُمَّى رَائِدُ الْمَوْتِ وَ هُوَ سِجْنُ اللَّهِ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَ هُوَ حَظُّ الْمُؤْمِنِ مِنَ النَّارِ
Imam Abu Abullah-asws said: Fever is the precursor to death, which is Allah-azwj’s prison on earth and is the protector of a ‘Momin’ from the fire of the Hell (as his sins would be erased through sufferings).
عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي نَصْرٍ وَ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَمِيلَةَ عَنْ جَابِرٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص إِنَّ مَوْتَ الْفَجْأَةِ تَخْفِيفٌ عَنِ الْمُؤْمِنِ وَ أَخْذَةُ أَسَفٍ عَنِ الْكَافِرِ
Rasool Allah-saww said: An accidental death would reduce the sins of a ‘Momin’ but is a severe punishment for a Kafir (non-beliverer).
مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ أَوْ غَيْرِهِ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ حَدِيدٍ عَنِ الرِّضَا ع قَالَ أَكْثَرُ مَنْ يَمُوتُ مِنْ مَوَالِينَا بِالْبَطَنِ الذَّرِيعِ
Imam Ali Raza-azwj said: Most of our friends (followers) quickly die from the stomach related diseases.
مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ نَاجِيَةَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ ع إِنَّ الْمُؤْمِنَ يُبْتَلَى بِكُلِّ بَلِيَّةٍ وَ يَمُوتُ بِكُلِّ مِيتَةٍ إِلَّا أَنَّهُ لَا يَقْتُلُ نَفْسَهُ
Imam Mohammed Baqir-asws said: A ‘Momin’ will suffer from all sorts of afflictions and die from all possible causes but will never commit suicide.
حُمَيْدُ بْنُ زِيَادٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ وُهَيْبِ بْنِ حَفْصٍ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع عَنْ مِيتَةِ الْمُؤْمِنِ فَقَالَ يَمُوتُ الْمُؤْمِنُ بِكُلِّ مِيتَةٍ يَمُوتُ غَرَقاً وَ يَمُوتُ بِالْهَدْمِ وَ يُبْتَلَى بِالسَّبُعِ وَ يَمُوتُ بِالصَّاعِقَةِ وَ لَا تُصِيبُ ذَاكِرَ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى
Imam Abu Abdullah-asws said: A ‘Momin’ may die from all types of disasters, including drowning, getting buried under rubble (collapse buidings), attacked by a beast, (or struck by lightening). However, he will not be affected by any of these diseasters while engaged in the rememberance of Allah-azwj.
عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ عُثْمَانَ النَّوَّاءِ عَمَّنْ ذَكَرَهُ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ يَبْتَلِي الْمُؤْمِنَ بِكُلِّ بَلِيَّةٍ وَ يُمِيتُهُ بِكُلِّ مِيتَةٍ وَ لَا يَبْتَلِيهِ بِذَهَابِ عَقْلِهِ أَ مَا تَرَى أَيُّوبَ ع كَيْفَ سَلَّطَ إِبْلِيسَ عَلَى مَالِهِ وَ وُلْدِهِ وَ عَلَى أَهْلِهِ وَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ مِنْهُ وَ لَمْ يُسَلِّطْهُ عَلَى عَقْلِهِ تَرَكَ لَهُ مَا يُوَحِّدُ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ بِهِ
It is narrated from Imam AbuAbullah-asws that Allah-azwj may engulf a ‘Momin’ in all sorts of calamities and would make him die from all types of deaths but will never inflict him from the loss of ‘Aql’. Hazrat Ayub-as’s children, wealth and all dependents were targetted by Iblis-la but Prophet-as’s ‘Aql’ was protected from being overtaken by Iblis-la. This is due to the fact that Hazrat Ayub-as had firm belief in Allah-azwj, through the same ‘Aql’ 
عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنِ الْمُفَضَّلِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ عَنْ جَابِرٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ ص إِنَّ الْمُسْلِمَ إِذَا غَلَبَهُ ضَعْفُ الْكِبَرِ أَمَرَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ الْمَلَكَ أَنْ يَكْتُبَ لَهُ فِي حَالِهِ تِلْكَ مِثْلَ مَا كَانَ يَعْمَلُ وَ هُوَ شَابٌّ نَشِيطٌ صَحِيحٌ وَ مِثْلَ ذَلِكَ إِذَا مَرِضَ وَكَّلَ اللَّهُ بِهِ مَلَكاً يَكْتُبُ لَهُ فِي سُقْمِهِ مَا كَانَ يَعْمَلُ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ فِي صِحَّتِهِ حَتَّى يَرْفَعَهُ اللَّهُ وَ يَقْبِضَهُ وَ كَذَلِكَ الْكَافِرُ إِذَا اشْتَغَلَ بِسُقْمٍ فِي جَسَدِهِ كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَهُ مَا كَانَ يَعْمَلُ مِنَ الشَّرِّ فِي صِحَّتِهِ
Imam Mohammed Baqir-asws said: When a ‘Momin’ loses his strength due to an old age, Allah-azwj Commands one of His-azwj angels to write down those good deeds in his accounts, which he used to perform when he was young and healthy. And similarly when he becomes ill, Allah-azwj Asks an angel to write down in his favour, all that he used to do in the time of his good health, until the time his soul is extracted and similarly when a non-believer becomes ill, Allah-azwj writes for him the sins which he used to commit while being healthy.
عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص يَقُولُ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ لِلْمَلَكِ الْمُوَكَّلِ بِالْمُؤْمِنِ إِذَا مَرِضَ اكْتُبْ لَهُ مَا كُنْتَ تَكْتُبُ لَهُ فِي صِحَّتِهِ فَإِنِّي أَنَا الَّذِي صَيَّرْتُهُ فِي حِبَالِي
It is narrated from Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq-asws that Rasool Allah-saww said: ‘Allah-azwj Instructs to one of His-azwj angels to write down in the accounts of that Momin who is suffering from a disease, which he used to perform prior to getting ill. As I-azwj have imprisoned him through letting a disease fall on him.
عَلِيٌّ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ عَنْ أَبِي الصَّبَّاحِ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍع سَهَرُ لَيْلَةٍ مِنْ مَرَضٍ أَفْضَلُ مِنْ عِبَادَةِ سَنَةٍ
Imam Mohammed Baqir-asws said: One would get the reward of one year’s worship if that person had remained awake all night due to discomfort from a disease.
مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ عَنِ النَّضْرِ بْنِ سُوَيْدٍ عَنْ دُرُسْتَ عَنْ زُرَارَةَ عَنْ أَحَدِهِمَا ع قَالَ سَهَرُ لَيْلَةٍ مِنْ مَرَضٍ أَوْ وَجَعٍ أَفْضَلُ وَ أَعْظَمُ أَجْراً مِنْ عِبَادَةِ سَنَةٍ
Imam-asws also said, remaining awake due to pain or sickness during a night is more rewarding than the worship of a whole year.
مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنِ الْحَكَمِ بْنِ مِسْكِينٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مَرْوَانَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ حُمَّى لَيْلَةٍ كَفَّارَةٌ لِمَا قَبْلَهَا وَ لِمَا بَعْدَهَا
Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq-asws said: The fever of one night is compensation for the sins comitted before it and after it. 
أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الْأَشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سَالِمٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ النَّضْرِ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ شِمْرٍ عَنْ جَابِرٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ مَنْ مَرِضَ ثَلَاثاً فَلَمْ يَشْكُ إِلَى أَحَدٍ مِنْ عُوَّادِهِ أَبْدَلْتُهُ لَحْماً خَيْراً مِنْ لَحْمِهِ وَ دَماً خَيْراً مِنْ دَمِهِ فَإِنْ عَافَيْتُهُ عَافَيْتُهُ وَ لَا ذَنْبَ لَهُ وَ إِنْ قَبَضْتُهُ قَبَضْتُهُ إِلَى رَحْمَتِي
Imam Mohammed Baqir-asws says that it is narrated from Rasool Allah-saww that Allah-azwj Says: (Hadith-e-Kudsi ). If a Momin who remains ill for three days and does not complain about his sufferings to those who look after/visit him then I will replace his blood with the best of blood and flesh with the best of flesh. Thus, for him I have extended peace and My-azwj blessings and no signs of weaknes/illness are left on him. And when his soul is extracted, I-azwj will extend My special blessings to him.
عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنِ الْعَزْرَمِيِّ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ مَنِ اشْتَكَى لَيْلَةً فَقَبِلَهَا بِقَبُولِهَا وَ أَدَّى إِلَى اللَّهِ شُكْرَهَا كَانَتْ كَعِبَادَةِ سِتِّينَ سَنَةً قَالَ أَبِي فَقُلْتُ لَهُ مَا قَبُولُهَا قَالَ يَصْبِرُ عَلَيْهَا وَ لَا يُخْبِرُ بِمَا كَانَ فِيهَا فَإِذَا أَصْبَحَ حَمِدَ اللَّهَ عَلَى مَا كَانَ
Imam AbuAbdullah-asws said: Whoever suffers from illness during a night and bears it with patience and thanks Allah-azwj in the morning, is rewarded 60 years’ acts of worship. I asked what is the criterion of acceptance? Imam-asws replied: To remian patient during his sufferings at night and not to narrate to others what he experienced and thank Allah-azwj upon getting up in the morning.
عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ جَمِيلِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ سُئِلَ عَنْ حَدِّ الشِّكَايَةِ لِلْمَرِيضِ فَقَالَ إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ يَقُولُ حُمِمْتُ الْيَوْمَ وَ سَهِرْتُ الْبَارِحَةَ وَ قَدْ صَدَقَ وَ لَيْسَ هَذَا شِكَايَةً وَ إِنَّمَا الشَّكْوَى أَنْ يَقُولَ قَدِ ابْتُلِيتُ بِمَا لَمْ يُبْتَلَ بِهِ أَحَدٌ وَ يَقُولَ لَقَدْ أَصَابَنِي مَا لَمْ يُصِبْ أَحَداً وَ لَيْسَ الشَّكْوَى أَنْ يَقُولَ سَهِرْتُ الْبَارِحَةَ وَ حُمِمْتُ الْيَوْمَ وَ نَحْوَ هَذَا
It was asked from Imam AbuAbullah-asws what is the limit when informing others of a patient’s sufferings will be considered as compliant?
Imam-asws replied if he says: ‘I was sufferring from fever last night and could not sleep during the night then he is justified to describe his ordeal and this will not be considered as making a complaint. However, if he says, e.g., I am engulfed in such a trouble that no one would be (then it’s a complaint)! But if he only says: ‘I have been awake all night due to fever’ this will not be termed as complaining.
عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ أَبِي وَلَّادٍ الْحَنَّاطِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع يَقُولُ يَنْبَغِي لِلْمَرِيضِ مِنْكُمْ أَنْ يُؤْذِنَ إِخْوَانَهُ بِمَرَضِهِ فَيَعُودُونَهُ فَيُؤْجَرُ فِيهِمْ وَ يُؤْجَرُونَ فِيهِ قَالَ فَقِيلَ لَهُ نَعَمْ هُمْ يُؤْجَرُونَ بِمَمْشَاهُمْ إِلَيْهِ فَكَيْفَ يُؤْجَرُ هُوَ فِيهِمْ قَالَ فَقَالَ بِاكْتِسَابِهِ لَهُمُ الْحَسَنَاتِ فَيُؤْجَرُ فِيهِمْ فَيُكْتَبُ لَهُ بِذَلِكَ عَشْرُ حَسَنَاتٍ وَ يُرْفَعُ لَهُ عَشْرُ دَرَجَاتٍ وَ يُمْحَى بِهَا عَنْهُ عَشْرُ سَيِّئَاتٍ
Imam AbuAbdullah-asws said: It would be better for a patient to inform others about his illness, so that they could visit him and get their reward of looking after him, as a patient will also be rewarded. Someone commented, it is obvious that the visitor will get the reward for their efforts and time but what is the reason for rewarding the patient? Imam-asws replied: ‘Because he has given them an opportunity to visit him and be rewarded, so he will get 10 rewards and will be elevated 10 divine grades whereas his 10 sins will be erased’.
مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ بْنِ الْمُهْتَدِي عَنْ يُونُسَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو الْحَسَنِ ع إِذَا مَرِضَ أَحَدُكُمْ فَلْيَأْذَنْ لِلنَّاسِ يَدْخُلُونَ عَلَيْهِ فَإِنَّهُ لَيْسَ مِنْ أَحَدٍ إِلَّا وَ لَهُ دَعْوَةٌ مُسْتَجَابَةٌ
Imam-asws said: ‘When someone visits a patient then he should request him to pray for him, as the praying of an ill person is always accepted (answered) .
عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ الْعِيَادَةُ قَدْرَ فُوَاقِ نَاقَةٍ أَوْ حَلْبِ نَاقَةٍ
Imam Abu Abdullah-asws said: One should visit a patient for as long as it takes to wake a camel up or to milk a she-camel, meaning for a short while.
مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ الْحَسَنِ عَنِ الْفَضْلِ بْنِ عَامِرٍ أَبِي الْعَبَّاسِ عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي أَبُو زَيْدٍ قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي مَوْلًى لِجَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ ع قَالَ مَرِضَ بَعْضُ مَوَالِيهِ فَخَرَجْنَا إِلَيْهِ نَعُودُهُ وَ نَحْنُ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ مَوَالِي جَعْفَرٍ فَاسْتَقْبَلَنَا جَعْفَرٌ ع فِي بَعْضِ الطَّرِيقِ فَقَالَ لَنَا أَيْنَ تُرِيدُونَ فَقُلْنَا نُرِيدُ فُلَاناً نَعُودُهُ فَقَالَ لَنَا قِفُوا فَوَقَفْنَا فَقَالَ مَعَ أَحَدِكُمْ تُفَّاحَةٌ أَوْ سَفَرْجَلَةٌ أَوْ أُتْرُجَّةٌ أَوْ لُعْقَةٌ مِنْ طِيبٍ أَوْ قِطْعَةٌ مِنْ عُودِ بَخُورٍ فَقُلْنَا مَا مَعَنَا شَيْءٌ مِنْ هَذَا فَقَالَ أَ مَا تَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّ الْمَرِيضَ يَسْتَرِيحُ إِلَى كُلِّ مَا أُدْخِلَ بِهِ عَلَيْهِ
The narrators say, we met Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq-asws on our way. Imam-asws asked us where we intended to go, we replied to him that we had set-off to visit one of our ill friend. Imam-asws asked us, have you taken with you some apples, ‘Bahi, Tarang’, some fragrance, or some ‘Sayoud and Bakhur’? We replied: ‘No, we did not bring with us any of these’. Imam-asws replied, ‘don’t you know these things provide comfort to a patient’.
عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ قَادِمٍ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ تَمَامُ الْعِيَادَةِ لِلْمَرِيضِ أَنْ تَضَعَ يَدَكَ عَلَى ذِرَاعِهِ وَ تُعَجِّلَ الْقِيَامَ مِنْ عِنْدِهِ فَإِنَّ عِيَادَةَ النَّوْكَى أَشَدُّ عَلَى الْمَرِيضِ مِنْ وَجَعِهِ
Imam Abu Abdullah-asws said: A comprehensive visit to a patient would be to put your hand on his hand and stay there for a brief duration, as staying there for longer period is more painful for him than the pain of illness.
عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ هَارُونَ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ مَسْعَدَةَ بْنِ صَدَقَةَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ إِنَّ أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ص قَالَ إِنَّ مِنْ أَعْظَمِ الْعُوَّادِ أَجْراً عِنْدَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ لَمَنْ إِذَا عَادَ أَخَاهُ خَفَّفَ الْجُلُوسَ إِلَّا أَنْ يَكُونَ الْمَرِيضُ يُحِبُّ ذَلِكَ وَ يُرِيدُهُ وَ يَسْأَلُهُ ذَلِكَ وَ قَالَ ع مِنْ تَمَامِ الْعِيَادَةِ أَنْ يَضَعَ الْعَائِدُ إِحْدَى يَدَيْهِ عَلَى الْأُخْرَى أَوْ عَلَى جَبْهَتِه
It is narrated from Imam Abu Abdullah-asws that Amir-ul-Momineen-asws said: There is a substantial reward for a visitor to attend a patient but for a short duration, unless the patient asks him to stay longer. Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq-asws said: ‘one should put his hand on patient’s hand or forehead in order to complete the purpose of visiting him.
عَنْهُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْفُضَيْلِ عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ أَيُّمَا مُؤْمِنٍ عَادَ مُؤْمِناً خَاضَ فِي الرَّحْمَةِ خَوْضاً فَإِذَا جَلَسَ غَمَرَتْهُ الرَّحْمَةُ فَإِذَا انْصَرَفَ وَكَّلَ اللَّهُ بِهِ سَبْعِينَ أَلْفَ مَلَكٍ يَسْتَغْفِرُونَ لَهُ وَ يَسْتَرْحِمُونَ عَلَيْهِ وَ يَقُولُونَ طِبْتَ وَ طَابَتْ لَكَ الْجَنَّةُ إِلَى تِلْكَ السَّاعَةِ مِنْ غَدٍ وَ كَانَ لَهُ يَا أَبَا حَمْزَةَ خَرِيفٌ فِي الْجَنَّةِ قُلْتُ وَ مَا الْخَرِيفُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ قَالَ زَاوِيَةٌ فِي الْجَنَّةِ يَسِيرُ الرَّاكِبُ فِيهَا أَرْبَعِينَ عَاماً
Imam Mohammed Baqir-asws said: When someone visits his ‘Momin’ brethren who is not well, then blessings of Allah-azwj encircle him, and keep around him for a long as he stays with the patient. And 70,000 angels pray for his forgiveness and ask bounties for him and say: ‘Aren’t you lucky, Paradise is for you from now until another day’. And Abu Hamza, he is given ‘Khareef’ in Paradise. The narrator asked,may I be your ransom, what is ‘Khareef’? Imam-asws replied: It’s a huge area in Paradise in which a horse-rider can travel upto 40 years.
عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ دَاوُدَ الرَّقِّيِّ عَنْ رَجُلٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِهِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ أَيُّمَا مُؤْمِنٍ عَادَ مُؤْمِناً فِي اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ فِي مَرَضِهِ وَكَّلَ اللَّهُ بِهِ مَلَكاً مِنَ الْعُوَّادِ يَعُودُهُ فِي قَبْرِهِ وَ يَسْتَغْفِرُ لَهُ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ
Imam Abu Abdullah-asws said: Who would visit a patient with the intention of ‘Qurbatin illillah’ (for gaining nearness to Allah-azwj), then Allah-azwj will create an angel who would pray for his forgiveness until his death, will accompany him in his grave and keep on praying for him until the Day of Judgement.
وَلَأُضِلَّنَّهُمْ وَلَأُمَنِّيَنَّهُمْ وَلَآَمُرَنَّهُمْ فَلَيُبَتِّكُنَّ آَذَانَ الْأَنْعَامِ وَلَآَمُرَنَّهُمْ فَلَيُغَيِّرُنَّ خَلْقَ اللَّهِ وَمَنْ يَتَّخِذِ الشَّيْطَانَ وَلِيًّا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ فَقَدْ خَسِرَ خُسْرَانًا مُبِينًا (4:119)
And most certainly I will lead them astray and excite in them vain desires, and bid them so that they shall slit the ears of the cattle, and most certainly I will bid them so that they shall alter Allah’s creation; and whoever takes the Shaitan for a guardian rather than Allah he indeed shall suffer a manifest loss (4:119).
In Tafseer Safi (pg. 121), in reference to Tafseer Majjama tul Bian, it is narrated from Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq-asws that in this verse the words فَلَيُغَيِّرُنَّ خَلْقَ اللَّهِ are referred to the religion of Allah-azwj meaning the Commands of Allah-azwj and that what is forbidden. And this further supported by the Words of Allah-asws:
Then set your face upright for religion in the right state– the nature made by Allah in which He has made men; there is no altering of Allah’s creation; that is the right religion, but most people do not know.
مِنْ أَجْلِ ذَلِكَ كَتَبْنَا عَلَى بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ أَنَّهُ مَنْ قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا وَمَنْ أَحْيَاهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا وَلَقَدْ جَاءَتْهُمْ رُسُلُنَا بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ ثُمَّ إِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِنْهُمْ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ فِي الْأَرْضِ لَمُسْرِفُونَ (5:32)
For this reason did We prescribe to the children of Israel that whoever slays a soul, unless it be for manslaughter or for mischief in the land, it is as though he slew all men; and whoever keeps it alive, it is as though he kept alive all men; and certainly Our messengers came to them with clear arguments, but even after that many of them certainly act extravagantly in the land (5:32).
In Al-Kafi it is narrated from Imam Mohammed Baqir-asws that the words ‘فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا’ means to save someone from being killed by drowning or engulfed into fire or to save someone from being destroyed from Kufr. The same explanation is given by Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq-asws in Al-Kafi and Tafseer-e-Aaishi, Imam-asws also says: ‘if someone guides a soul to the ‘Just Path’, it is as if he had saved his life but if someone misleads a person from the ‘Rightious Path’ to the unjust way, it is like killing him’. In Manla Yahzar-ul-Faqi, it referred to Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq-asws that if one gives water to someone where water is available then he would be rewarded as he has liberated one salve but if one gives water to someone where water is unavailable then it is similar to saving a soul and Allah-azwj says he who saves one soul it is like saving the entire humanity. 
إِنَّمَا حَرَّمَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَيْتَةَ وَالدَّمَ وَلَحْمَ الْخِنْزِيرِ وَمَا أُهِلَّ بِهِ لِغَيْرِ اللَّهِ فَمَنِ اضْطُرَّ غَيْرَ بَاغٍ وَلَا عَادٍ فَلَا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ (2:173)
He has only forbidden you what dies of itself, and blood, and flesh of swine, and that over which any other (name) than (that of) Allah has been invoked; but whoever is driven to necessity, not desiring, nor exceeding the limit, no sin shall be upon him; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
It is narrated from Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq-asws that غَيْرَ بَاغٍ وَلَا عَادٍ refers to that person who rises agaisnt the Divine Imam-asws of his time and also applies to a hunter as well as to the opressor. The word عَاد also applies to the thiefs. So these people are neither allowed to eat dead meat under compulsion nor to offer ‘Kasr’ prayers during travel. These exemptions do not apply to the above group, which are specifically valid under extraordinary conditions, but will apply to other than them, who if subjected to these condition and take what is forbidden then they will not be guilty of commiting sins (if committed under compulsion).
The example of later is given in Tafseer-e-Burhan: During the time of 2nd Muslim Caliph, a lady was brought to him accused of adultery, she pleaded for justice but Ummer-la did not listen to her pleas and gave her death punishment by stonning. Amir-ul-Momineen Ali bin Abi Talib-asws intervened and asked her to tell her ordeal which compelled her and explain the reasons behind her indulgence into unhonourable acts. She said: I was looking after sheep in the desert and ran out of water. I saw a tent, I went there and asked for some water. A peasant came out and upon being asked for a glass of water, he made an indecent proposal. I instantly refused it and moved away from him. But then without water I started to lose my vision and my tongue completely dried out and before I was about to faint, I went back to him for help. He gave me some water and quenched his evil desires. Amir-ul-Momineen-asws said this poor soul’s act comes under the context of this verse: فَمَنِ اضْطُرَّ غَيْرَ بَاغٍ وَلَا عَادٍ فَلَا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ , she has not committed any sins so she should be released. Ummer-la released her and said ‘lo la Ali Halaka Ummer’ Ummer-la would have been killed if Ali-asws were not present).
مَنْ كَفَرَ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ بَعْدِ إِيمَانِهِ إِلَّا مَنْ أُكْرِهَ وَقَلْبُهُ مُطْمَئِنٌّ بِالْإِيمَانِ وَلَكِنْ مَنْ شَرَحَ بِالْكُفْرِ صَدْرًا فَعَلَيْهِمْ غَضَبٌ مِنَ اللَّهِ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ (16:106)
He who disbelieves in Allah after his having believed, not he who is compelled while his heart is at rest on account of faith, but he who opens (his) breast to disbelief– on these is the wrath of Allah, and they shall have a grievous chastisement (16:106).
In Tafseer-e-Safi, it is reported that this verse was revealed when Ammar Yaser along with his parents was asked to revert back to kufr (idol worshiping). Initially, all of them declined to bow down to kufr but after being subjected to severe punishment, Ammar Yaser-ra gave up his resistance and saved his life by repeating what he was asked to say by his captors. His parents refused to testify the ‘Kalimat of Kufr’ (statement of disblief) and were tortured to death. Someone told Rasool Allah-saww that Ammar has deserted Islam, Rasool Allah-saww replied: ‘Ammar Yasir is filled with Eman from his head to toes and his flesh and bones are immersed in Eman.’ Ammar yasir-ra after being released by the non-believers, came straight to Rasool Allah-saww and started crying out of grief and shame. Rasool Allah-saww consoled him and wiped out his tears and told him that he had not committed any sins and said: ‘You have not lost faith as a result of repeating the words of Kufr after being forced by the nonbelievers. If they force you again, you should save your life by repeating after them as you have done before’.
In the explanation of another verse (16:99), it is narrated from Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq-asws: That Iblis-la (Satin) may take possession of a momin’s body but is never allowed to corrupt his Eman (faith). Therefore, Iblis-la , upon given an opportunity, did badly damage the body of Hazrat Ayub-as but was barred from taking control of his-as religion/Eman.
It is narrated from Imam Ali Raza-asws: Once, Allah-azwj sent down a ‘Wahi’ to one of His Prophets-as with the following instructions: When you leave your house tomorrow, (1) eat the first thing which comes to your sight; (2) hide what you come across; (3) accept the request of the that who approaches you; (4) do not turn him away whoever comes to you next; and (5) move away from what you encounter at the fifth place.
When the Prophet-as came out of his house he saw a huge mountain in front of him. The Prophet-as started to loose hope of fulfilling Allah-azwj‘s Instructions after considering the size of the mountain. But soon his-as faith helped him by making him realised that his Lord-azwj will not ask him something beyond his abilities so he should move ahead and try to eat it as much as possible. Upon moving forward, the Prophet-as saw the size of the mountain started to reduce with his each stride. The mountain continued to shrink in its size until becoming a handful upon coming closer to it. The Prophet-azwj grabbed it and ate it immediately. It proved to be very delicious, something so tasty which he-as had never eaten before in his life.
Upon moving forward, the Prophet-as saw a golden ornament in front of him. Prophet-as recalled that he was meant to hide it. So, the Prophet-as covered it up by the leafs and earth lying around it. After walking further, the Prophet-as realised that the golden ornament has resurfaced and is lying where he had seen it before. The Prophet-as, first tempted to hide it again but then decided to leave it, and said to himslef: ‘I had done which I was supposed to do and I should leave the rest to Allah-azwj – the Almighty. So, he-as went along and after some time, the Prophet-as saw a little bird approaching him while being chased by a large bird of prey. The little bird asked for protection, in accordance with the third Command to accept the request; the Prophet-as hid it under his sleeves. As a result, the little bird took refuge from the bird of prey. In the meantime, the bird of prey also came near the Prophet and said: ‘I have been trying to get this little bird and have been chasing it for a very long time, why have you deprived me of my dinner by safeguarding it’? As per the Divine instructions, the Prophet-as could neither hand him over the little bird nor turn the bird of prey away without fulfilling his request. In order to satisfy both conditions, the Prophet-as took out his knife and cut a piece of flesh from his leg and gave it to the bird of prey.
The Prophet-as continued his journey, as per wish of his Lord-azwj and saw a dead animal which was half eaten up and swamped by the insects, giving off very bad odour. The Prophet-as remembered being asked to immediately turn away from it. So he-as moved away from the dead animal and started to walk home slowly with the thoughts that he-as had fully complied with the Commands of his Lord-azwj.
The Prophet-as was inspired in his dream at night, his Lord-azwj asked him: You have fulfilled My Commands quite appreciably but did you understand what were I wanted you to learn through carrying out those acts? The Prophet-as replied: ‘No My Lord-azwj, I did not know’, please enlighten me.
The Lord-azwj replied: O My Prophet-as! The mountain you saw represented the anger of a person. When a person becomes angry, he goes out of his limits and bounds and raises himself above his status. But upon harnessing his anger, he benefits from an admirable outcome, which has long lasting benefits.
The example of the golden vessel was a reflection of a person’s good deeds, a person regardless of how much he would try to hide his good conduct and deeds, are revealed by his Lord-azwj so that to give him respect in this world and uncountable bounties in the Hereafter.
The little bird was metaphor for a good piece of advice, which, if given, one should accept. The bird of prey represents a cry for help, which one should never ignore. And finally, the bad odour coming from the dead animal is like the backbiting and ill talking about others, from which one should always be prepared to run away.
In the above narration, a Prophet had given his flesh to save the life of a starving bird.
وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَشْرِي نَفْسَهُ ابْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاةِ اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ رَءُوفٌ بِالْعِبَادِ (2:207)
And among men is he who sells his Nafs ‘himself’ to seek the pleasure of Allah; and Allah is Affectionate to the servants.
A larger number of narrators, including Yaqoob Kulani-ra, report through a chain of narrators that Rasool Allah-saww said: Allah-azwj sent inspiration to Gabriel-as and Michael-as that I-azwj have created, among two of you, ‘brotherhood’ and have increased life of one in comparison to the other. Thus, who among you would like to offer part of his life to his brother? Both of them, for sake of the other, could not find the courage to donate part of their lives,. Upon their reluctance Allah-azwj told them: ‘Why don’t you exemplify my Wali ‘Ali bin Abi Talib-asws‘, who is the brother of My Prophet Mohammed-saww. Ali Murtaza-asws has endangered his life in order to save the life of his brother, Mohammed-saww, by lying down on his bed and going to sleep when Mohammed-saww’s enmies had surrounded his house. Both of you should go down, immediately, and guard Ali-asws against the harm of My-azwj enemies’. Thus, Gabriel-as and Michael-as came down and Gabriel-as took position near the bed’s-head and Michael-as stood on the opposite side. Gabriel-as started reciting: Congratulations! Congratulations! Ya Ali bin Abi Talib-asws! Who else could be as praiseworthy as you-asws are, my Mola-asws, Allah-azwj is proudly describing your virtues to His angels.
Four Types of Treatment:
مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ عَنْ مُعَتِّبٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ الدَّوَاءُ أَرْبَعَةٌ السَّعُوطُ وَ الْحِجَامَةُ وَ النُّورَةُ وَ الْحُقْنَةُ
Mohammed ibn Yahiya, from Ahmed ibn Mohammed ibn Isa, who from Al-Hassan ibn Ali who from his father Salama who from Motab has narrated the following from Abu Abd Allah-asws :
‘There are four types of medicine/treatment. These are cupping, inhaling snuff, inserting a suppository, and making an injection’.
وَ عَنْ زُرَارَةَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ سَأَلَهُ أَبِي وَ أَنَا حَاضِرٌ عَنِ الرَّجُلِ يَسْقُطُ سِنُّهُ فَأَخَذَ فَيَأْخُذُ سِنَّ إِنْسَانٍ مَيِّتٍ فَيَجْعَلُهُ مَكَانَهُ قَالَ لَا بَأْسَ
Zrara narrates from Imam Abu Abdullah-asws that once my father asked from Imam-asws: ‘Is it in order? If a man who has lost his tooth, has managed to find a tooth of a dead person and then got it fixed at the place of his lost tooth. Imam-asws replied: There is no problem with it.
 Also referred to in the literature as ‘Akhbaris’
 Ilul Sharaia, Chapter 304, Tradition 1,
304- باب العلة التي من أجلها سمي الطبيب طبيبا
 Rub-ul-Hiat, pg. 480.
 Nahjul Balagha, saying no. 146 (Urdu), no. 145 (English): http://www.nahjulbalagha.org/sayings.php
 Nahjul Balagha, saying no. 137 (Urdu), no. 136 (English): http://www.nahjulbalagha.org/sayings.php
 Al-Kafi, Kitabul AlJanaiz, Chp. 1, h. 1 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 270)
كِتَابُ الْجَنَائِزِ ,بَابُ عِلَلِ الْمَوْتِ وَ أَنَّ الْمُؤْمِنَ يَمُوتُ بِكُلِّ مِيتَةٍ
 True believer, the follow of Imam Ali asws and 12 Imams (i.e., traditionalist, orthodox, Akhbari)
 Al-Kafi, Kitabul AlJanaiz, Chp. 1, h. 3 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 270)
 Al-Kafi, Kitabul AlJanaiz, Chp. 1, h. 5 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 270)
 Al-Kafi, Kitabul AlJanaiz, Chp. 1, h. 6 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 270)
 Al-Kafi, Kitabul AlJanaiz, Chp. 1, h. 8 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 270)
 Al-Kafi, Kitabul AlJanaiz, Chp. 1, h. 9 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 270)
 An entity through which Allah azwj and His Divine Representatives asws are recoginised.
 Al-Kafi, Kitabul AlJanaiz, Chp. 1, h. 10 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 270)
 Al-Kafi, Sawab-ul-Marz, Chp. 2, h. 2 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 271)
 Al-Kafi, Sawab-ul-Marz, Chp. 2, h. 3 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 271)
 Al-Kafi, Sawab-ul-Marz, Chp. 2, h. 4 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 271)
 Al-Kafi, Sawab-ul-Marz, Chp. 2, h. 6 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 272)
 Al-Kafi, Sawab-ul-Marz, Chp. 2, h. 9 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 271)
 Al-Kafi, Tatm Sawab-ul-Marz, h. 1 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 272)
 Al-Kafi, Tatm Sawab-ul-Marz, h. 5 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 272)
 Al-Kafi, Tatm Sawab-ul-Marz, Chp. 3, h. 1 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 273)
 Al-Kafi, Chp. 4, h. 1 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 273)
 Al-Kafi, Chp. 4, h. 2 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 273)
 Al-Kafi, Chp. 5, h. 2 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 274)
 Al-Kafi, Chp. 5, h. 3 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 274)
 Al-Kafi, Chp. 5, h. 4 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 274)
 Al-Kafi, Chp. 5, h. 6 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 274)
 Al-Kafi, Chp. 6, h. 3 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 274)
 Al-Kafi, Chp. 6, h. 4 (Urdu, vol.1. Faro, pp. 274)
 Quan translation by Imdad Hussain, page 125
 بَابٌ فِي إِحْيَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِ
1- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ سَمَاعَةَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ قُلْتُ لَهُ قَوْلُ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ مَنْ قَتَلَ نَفْساً بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ فَكَأَنَّما قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعاً وَ مَنْ أَحْياها فَكَأَنَّما أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعاً قَالَ مَنْ أَخْرَجَهَا مِنْ ضَلَالٍ إِلَى هُدًى فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَاهَا وَ مَنْ أَخْرَجَهَا مِنْ هُدًى إِلَى ضَلَالٍ فَقَدْ قَتَلَهَا
 Maqbool Ahmed, page 134 (Zimeemah, 781).
 Maqbool Ahmed, pp. 30.
 Tafseer-e-Safi, pp. 281.
 Imdad Hussain, pp. 361.
 Al-Kafi and Tafseer Ayashi
 Maqbool Ahmed, pp. 333.
 An Inspiration
 Ruhul Hiat, pp. 616 (Urdu)
 Tafseer Maqbool Ahmed, pp. 741
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