277. The reason of the Permissibility of the wealth of the son for the parent

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أبي رحمه الله قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري عن محمد بن الحسين عن محمد بن اسماعيل عن صالح بن عقبة عن عروة الحناط عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: قلت له لم يحرم على الرجل جارية ابنه وان كان صغيرا، وأحل له جارية ابنته قال: لان الابنة لا تنكح، والابن ينكح، ولا تدري لعله ينكحها ويخفي ذلك على ابنه ويشب ابنه فينكحها فيكون وزره في عتق أبيه.


1. My father said, ‘Abdullah Bin Ja’far Al Humeyri narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Al Husayn, from Muhammad Bin Ismail, from Salih Bin Uqba, from Urwat Al Hanaat, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws), said, ‘I said to him (asws), ‘Why is the slave girl of a son forbidden unto the man (father) even though he may be small, and a slave girl of his daughter is Permissible unto him?’ He (asws) said: ‘Because the daughter cannot marry (her), and the son can marry (her), and it would not be known that perhaps he (father) might marry her and keeps it hidden from his son, and his son becomes a man, so he marries her, thus his burden (of sin) would be upon the neck of his father’.