230. The reason due to which the goats came to be raising its tail exposing its embarrassment and the genitals, and the sheep came to be veiling the embarrassment and the genitals

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حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا عن بن الحسين السعد آبادي عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي عن أبيه عن محمد بن يحيى عن حماد بن عثمان قال: قلت لابي عبد الله عليه السلام إنا نرى الدواب في بطون أيديها الرقعتين مثل الكي، فمن أي شئ ذلك، فقال: ذلك موضع منخريه في بطن أمه وابن آدم منتصب في بطن أمه، وذلك قول الله تعالى (لقد خلقنا الانسان في كبد) وما سوى ابن آدم فرأسه في دبره ويداه بين يديه.

1. Muhammad Bin Musa Bin Al Mutawakkal narrated to us, from Ibn Al Husayn Al Sa’ad Abady, from Ahmad Bin Abu Abdullah Al Barqy, from his father, from Muhammad Bin Yahya, from Hamaad Bin Usman who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (a.s.), ‘We see the animal, in the middle of its hands are two patches like the marking. So from this is that?’ So he (a.s.) said: ‘That is the place of its nostril in the womb of its mother, and the son of Adam (as) is upright in the womb of its mother, and these are the Words of Allah (azwj) the High [90:4] Certainly We have created man to be in distress, and it is only the son of Adam (as) whose head is towards the backside (of its mother) and his hands are in front of him’.

وبهذا الاسناد عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي عن أبيه عن يونس بن عبد الرحمن عن عبد الله بن مسكان عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: ان الشئ إذا اختلف لم يلقح قلت فان الناس يزعمون ان الطير الراعبي أحد أبويه ورشان، وقد نراه يبيض ويفرخ قال: كذبوا انه قد يلقى الورشان على الطير، فيتزاوج ويبيض ويفرخ ولا يفرخ نسله أبدا.

2. And by this chain, from Ahmad Bin Abu Abdullah Al Barqy, from his father, from Yunus Bin Abdul Rahman, from Abdullah Bin Muskan, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘The thing which is different, does not impregnate’. I said, ‘But the people are alleging that the Al-Ra’ib bird, one of its parents is a wood pigeon, and we have see it lay eggs and chicks’. He (a.s.) said: ‘They are lying! The wood pigeon falls upon the bird, so it copulates, and (the bird) lays eggs and chicks, but its offspring does not reproduce, ever’.