Better to take out your eye!

Question:

Do we have reports that it is better to rip out one’s eye than to be held accountable for it in the afterlife?

Answer:

Ali Ibn Musa reported that Jesus (a.) said: “You heard what was said to the previous ones: “Do not commit adultery!” But I say to you: “Whoever looks at a woman in such a way that he desires her has already committed adultery with her in his heart! If your right eye deceives you, then tear it out and throw it away from you, for it is better for you to cut off just one of your limbs than to throw your whole body into the fire of hell; and if your right hand makes you doubt anything, then cut it off and throw it away from you, for it is better for you to cut off just one of your limbs than to throw your whole body into hell.” [Bihar-ul-Anwar of Al-Majlisi, Volume 14 page 318]

عن محمد بن محمد عن علي بن موسى رضي الله عنه عن عيسى عليه السلام قال: سمعتم ما قيل للأولين لا تزنوا وأنا أقول لكم إن من نظر إلى امرأة فاشتهاها فقد زنى بها في قلبه إن خانتك عينك اليمنى فاقلعها وألقها عنك، لأنه خير لك أن تهلك أحد أعضائك ولا تلقي جسدك كله في نار جهنم، وإن شككتك يدك اليمنى فاقطعها وألقها عنك فإنه خير لك أن تهلك أحد أعضائك من أن يذهب كل جسدك في جهنم

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