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Muawiyah b. Dahni from Imam Sadiq (a.s.) regarding the verse: “The guilty shall be recognized by their marks, so they shall be seized by the forelocks and the feet.” (Surah Rahman (55): 41)

O Muawiyah, what do they say about this verse? He replied: They think that Allah would recognize the sinners by their faces in Qiyamat. Then it would be ordered that they be caught by their foreheads and feet and thrown into the fire. The Imam asked – How come Allah the most powerful be in need of recognizing a creature, whom He Himself has created?

I said – May I be sacrificed upon you, then what does it mean?

He replied – When our Qaim rises Allah would bestow him the power of identifying faces. Thus he would order that the infidels be caught by their forelocks and feet. Then he would put them to the sword.
Behaar al-Anwaar v 52 p 320

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