يُعْرَفُ الْمُجْرِمُونَ بِسِيمَاهُمْ فَيُؤْخَذُ بِالنَّوَاصِي وَالْأَقْدَامِ
“The guilty will be recognized by their marks; and seized by their forelock and their feet”
Imam Sadiq (as) explained the verse, “The guilty will be recognized by their marks” saying, Allah (already) knows “the guilty.” This verse was revealed about the Qaem (as), who will recognize “the guilty by their marks,” and he and his companions will strike them intensely with their swords. (Al Ghaybah by Nomani page 127)
Imam Sadiq (as) asked, O Muawiya! What do the people say about the verse, “The guilty will be recognized by their marks; and seized by their forelock and their feet”?
I replied, They believe that on the Day of Judgment, Allah will recognize “the guilty” by “their marks.” They will be seized by “their forelock and their feet” and they will be thrown in Hell.
Imam (as) asked, Why would Allah need “marks” to recognize the creation when He is the One who created them?
I said, May I sacrifice myself for you! Then what does this verse mean?
Imam (as) replied, (It means that) when our Qaem (as) rises, Allah will give him the Seema (the vision to recognize our enemies). (He (as)) will order (his companions) to strike the disbelievers intensely with their swords.
Then Imam (as) recited this verse, “This is the Hell the guilty belied” (Chapter 55 verse 43), and added, “the two guilty ones will roast in it, and they will neither die nor live.” (Basaerad Darajat page 359)
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