216. The reason due to which if the (washing for) the dead and for the sexual impurity gather together, one should wash for the sexual impurity and leave the dead

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حدثنا الحسين بن أحمد رحمه الله، عن أبيه، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن الحسن بن النضر قال: سألت أبا الحسن الرضا (ع) عن القوم يكونون في السفر فيموت منهم ميت ومعهم جنب ومعهم ماء قليل قدر ما يكفى أحدهما أيهم يبدأ به؟ قال يغتسل الجنب ويترك الميت لان هذا فريضة وهذا سنة.


1. Al Al Husayn Bin Ahmad narrated to us, from his father, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Al Hassan Bin Al Nazar who said, ‘I asked Abu Al-Hassan Al-Reza (asws) about the people who happen to be in the journey, so someone from among them dies, and with them is one with sexual impurity, and with them is little water to the measurement of what would suffice one of them. Which of them should they begin with?’ He (asws) said: ‘The one with the sexual impurity should wash, and leave the dead, because this is an Obligation, and this is Sunnah’.