292. The reason due to which tooth-picking with the twigs of the basil and the pomegranate is disliked

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أبي رحمه الله قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله بن محمد بن عيسى بن عبيد عن القاسم بن يحيى عن جده الحسن بن راشد عن أبي بصير عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال حدثني أبي عن جده عن آبائه ان أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام قال: لا تتخذوا الملس فانه حذاء فرعون وهو اول من أخذ الملس.


1. My father said, ‘Sa’ad Bin Abdullah Bin Muhammad Bin Isa Bin Ubeyd narrated to us, from Al Qasim Bin Yahya, from his grandfather Al Hassan Bin Rashid, from Abu Baseer, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘My (a.s.) father (a.s.) narrated to me (a.s.), from his (a.s.) grandfather (a.s.), from his (a.s.) forefathers (a.s.) that Amir Al-Momineen (a.s.) said: ‘Do not take to (wearing) the smooth (shoes/slippers), for it is a shoe of Pharaoh (la), and he (la) was the first one to take to the smooth’.