187. The reason due to which the owner of the house should begin with the ablution (washing) before the meal

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حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل رحمه الله قال: حدثنا علي بن الحسين السعد آبادى عن احمد بن ابى عبد الله البرقى عن محمد بن علي الكوفي عن عثمان ابن عيسى عن محمد بن عجلان عن ابى عبد الله عليه السلام قال: الوضوء قبل الطعام يبدأ صاحب البيت لئلا يحتشم أحد فأذا فرغ من الطعام يبدأ من عن يمين الباب حرا كان أو عبدا.


1. Muhammad Bin Musa Bin Al Mutawakkal narrated to us, from Ali Bin Al Husayn Al Sa’ad Abady, from Ahmad Bin Abu Abdullah Al Barqy, from Muhammad Bin Ali Al Kufy, from Usman Ibn Isa, from Muhammad Bin Ajlan, Abu Abdullah (a.s.) has said: ‘The ablution (washing of the hands) before the meal, the owner of the house should begin, perhaps there is someone who would be embarrassed. So when (everyone) is free from the meal, he should begin (providing water for washing of the hands) from his right of the door, be it a free one or a slave’.




وفي حديث آخر فليغسل أولا رب البيت يده ثم يبدأ بمن عن يمينه وإذا رفع الطعام بدأ بمن على يسار صاحب المنزل ويكون آخر من يغسل يده صاحب المنزل لانه أولى بالغمر ويتمندل عند ذلك.


2. And in another Hadeeth: ‘So let the owner of the house be the first one to wash his hands, then begin from his right, (providing water for the washing). And when the food is lifted, he should begin with the one on the left of the owner of the house, so that the owner of the house would be the last one to wash his hands, because he would be the first one with the immersion and wiping with the hand towel during that’.