Once Imam Jaffar Sadiq heared about the a man who was become famous due to his piety. He decided to meet him. One day he saw a man in a large crowd surrounded by people. After a while he came out of crowd and started going in another way. Imam Jaffar Sadiq decided to follow him. After walking some distance he stopped at bakery shop and picked up two loaves of bread with out any permission.
Again he kept walking ahead and after short distance he picked up two pomegranates from the fruit shop with out any permission. As he walked ahead he saw a sick man, he at once gave all those things to him. Imam Jaffar Sadiq (R.A) came to him and addressed him " I noticed a surprised thing from you" and he then told him all things which he noticed about him. The Foolish Pious Man replied " I think you are Imam Jaffar Sadiq". Imam replied yes. Foolish man replied " It is very unfortunate that being from ahle bait of Holy Prophet (SAW) you don't know anything. Imam Jaffar said " What act of ignorance have you seen in me?"
The man said " You don;t know that God has said in Holy Quran that whoever do good deed he will get reward of 10 times the deed he has done and whoever do bad deed he will get sin only 1 time. Since I have stolen 2 fruits and 2 loaves of breads I got 4 bad deeds but in return I gave them in the way of God so I got 40 good deeds as a result I have 32 good deeds. It is sad that you have no knowledge of such calculation"
Imam Jaffar Sadiq explained to him " Have not you heard that verse of Holy Quran ' Allah only accept from those who guard against evil'. You have got 4 sins by stealing 2 fruits and 2 loaves of breads then you again got 4 sins by giving them to another person with out the permission of owner so you got 8 sins but not a single deed". Imam Jaffar Sadiq (A.S) said to his companions that such people due to these calculations and wrong justifications not only misguide themselves but others too.