159. Reason for the faeces and its stinking

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أبى رحمه الله قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله عن ابراهيم بن هاشم عن النوفلي عن السكوني عن جعفر بن محمد عن أبيه عليهما السلام قال سألته عن الغائط فقال تصغيرا لابن آدم لكيلا يتكبر وهو يحمل غائطه معه.

1. My father said, ‘Sa’ad Bin Abdullah narrated to us, from Ibrahim Bin Hashim, from Al Nowfaly, from Al Sakuny, (It has been narrated) from Ja’far (a.s.) Bin Muhammad (a.s.), from his (a.s.) father (a.s.), said, ‘I asked him (a.s.) about the faeces, so he (a.s.) said: ‘It is for belittling the son of Adam (as), perhaps he would be arrogant, and he is carrying his faeces along with him’.