199. Reason for the abhorrence of the (application of) Kohl for the woman in Ihraam

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أبي رحمه الله قال حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى عن الحسين بن سعيد عن صفوان عن سيف التمار عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: كان أبي يقول: الحج أفضل من الصلاة والصيام، إنما المصلي يشتغل عن أهله ساعة وان الصائم يشتغل عن أهله بياض يوم، وان الحاج يتعب بدنه ويضجر نفسه وينفق ماله ويطيل الغيبة عن أهله، لا في مال يرجوه، ولا إلى تجارة، وكان أبي يقول: وما أفضل من رجل يجئ يقود باهله والناس وقوف بعرفات يمينا وشمالا يأتي بهم الحج فيسأل بهم الله تعالى.

1. My father said, ‘Sa’ad Bin Abdullah narrated to us, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Isa, from Al Husayn Bin Saeed, from Safwan, from Sayf Al Tamaar, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘My (a.s.) father (a.s.) was saying: ‘The Hajj is superior than the Prayer and the Fasts. But rather, the praying one is pre-occupied (in it) from his family, for a while’ and the fasting one is pre-occupied (in it) from his family for a day; and the pilgrim exhausts his body, and angers his own self, and spends his wealth, and prolongs the absence from his family. There is no hope for him in the wealth, nor for any business. And my (a.s.) father (a.s.) was saying: ‘And what is superior to a man who comes leading his family, and the people are pausing at Arafaat, to the right and the left, he comes with them for the Hajj, so he asked Allah (azwj) the High with them’.

وبهذا الاسناد عن صفوان وفضالة عن القاسم بن محمد عن الكاهلي قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام يذكر الحج، فقال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: هو أحد الجهادين هو جهاد الضعفاء ونحن الضعفاء، أما انه ليس شئ أفضل من الحج إلا الصلاة في الحج، هاهنا صلاة وليس في الصلاة حج، لا تدع الحج وانت تقدر عليه، أما ترى انه يشعث فيه رأسك ويقشف فيه جلدك وتمتع فيه من النظر إلى النساء وإنا نحن هاهنا، ونحن قريب ولنا مياه متصلة ما نبلغ الحج حتى يشق علينا فكيف أنت في بعد البلاد وما من ملك ولا سوقه يصل إلى الحج إلا بمشقة في تغير مطعم ومشرب أو ريح أو شمس لا يستطيع ردها وذلك لقوله تعالى: (وتحمل أثقالكم إلى بلد لم تكونوا بالغيه إلا بشق الانفس ان ربكم لرؤف رحيم).

2. And by this chain, from Safwan and Fazalat, from Al Qasim Bin Muhammad, from Al Kahily who said, ‘I heard Abu Abdullah (a.s.) mention the Hajj, so he (a.s.) said: ‘Rasool-Allah (saww) said: ‘It (Hajj) is one of the two Jihads. It is the Jihad of the weak’, and we are the weak. But, there is nothing superior than the Hajj except for the Prayer during the Hajj. Over here is Prayer, and there is no Hajj in the Prayer. Do not leave the Hajj and you have the ability over it. But, do you see that during it your head is dishevelled, and during it your skin is peeled, and have been (prevented) from the enjoyment of looking at the women. And we are over here, and we are close by, and there is water for us, uninterrupted. We do not reach for the Hajj until it is difficult upon us. So how would it be if you were to be in a remote city. And there is none from the kings nor his population who arrive to the Hajj except with difficulties with regards to the change of food and drinks, or wind or sun (weather), not having the ability to repulse it. And these are the Words of Allah (azwj) the High [16:7] And they carry your heavy loads to regions which you could not reach but with distress of the souls; most surely your Lord is Kind, Merciful’.