270. Reason for the abhorrence of the garlic, and the onions, and the leeks

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حدثنا أبو الحسن محمد بن عمرو بن علي بن عبد الله البصري قال حدثنا أبو عبد الله محمد بن عبد الله بن أحمد بن جبلة الواعظ قال: حدثنا أبو القاسم عبد الله بن احمد بن عامر الطائي قال: حدثنا أبي عن علي بن موسى الرضا عن ابيه عن آبائه عليهم السلام ان علي بن أبي طالب عليه السلام سئل لم سمي تبع تبعا؟ قال: لانه كان غلاما كاتبا وكان يكتب لملك كان قبله وكان إذا كتب، كتب: بسم الله الذي خلق صبحا وريحا، فقال الملك: اكتب وابدأ باسم ملك الرعد، فقال: لا لا ابدأ إلا باسم إلهي، ثم اعطف على حاجتك، فشكر الله تعالى له ذلك فأعطاه ملك ذلك الملك فتابعه الناس على ذلك فسمي تبعا.

1. Abu Al Hassan Muhammad Bin Amro Bin Ali Bin Abdullah Al Basry narrated to us, from Abu Abdullah Muhammad Bin Abdullah Bin Ahmad Bin Jabalat Al Wa’iz, from Abu Al Qasim Abdullah Bin Ahmad Bin Aamir Al Tai’y, from his father, (It has been narrated) from Ali (asws) Bin Musa Al-Reza (asws), from his (asws) father (asws), from his (asws) forefathers (asws) that Ali (asws) Bin Abu Talib (asws) was asked, ‘Why was Tab’a named as Tab’a?’ He (asws) said: ‘Because there used to be a slave who was a scribe, and he used to write on behalf of the king who was before him, and whenever he used to write, wrote, ‘In the Name of Allah (azwj) Who Created the morning and the winds’. So the king said, ‘Write, and begin with the name of the king of the thunder’. So he said, ‘No, No, never, except by the Name of my God, then (state) your need’. So Allah (azwj) the High was Grateful to him for that, so He (azwj) Gave the kingdom of that king to him. So the people followed him upon that, thus he was named as Tab’a’.