291. Reason for the Prohibition from eating the clay

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أبي رحمه الله قال حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله عن محمد بن عيسى عن درست الواسطي عن ابراهيم بن عبد الحميد عن أبي الحسن عليه السلام قال: لا تخللوا بعود الريحان ولا بقضيب الرمان فانهما يهيجان عرق الجذام.

1. My father said, ‘Sa’ad Bin Abdullah narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Isa, from Darsat Al Wasity, from Ibrahim Bin Abdul Hameed, (It has been narrated) from Abu Al-Hassan (a.s.) having said: ‘Do not pick the teeth with a twig of the basil or a branch of the pomegranate, for these two agitate the veil of leprosy’.