307. The reason due to which the Limit would not be established in the land of the enemy

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حدثنا علي بن احمد رحمه الله قال: حدثنا محمد بن أبي عبد الله عن محمد بن اسماعيل عن علي بن العباس قال: حدثنا القاسم بن الربيع الصحاف عن محمد بن سنان، ان ابا الحسن الرضا عليه السلام كتب إليه فيما كتب من جواب مسائله علة ضرب القاذف وشارب الخمر ثمانين جلدة، لان في القذف نفي الولد وقطع النسل وذهاب النسب، وكذلك شارب الخمر إذا شرب هذى، وإذا هذى افترى وإذا افترى جلد، فوجب عليه حد المفتري.


1. Ali Bin Ahmad narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Abu Abdullah, from Muhammad Bin Ismail, from Ali Bin Al Abbas, from Al Qasim Bin Al Rabie Al Sahaf, (It has been narrated) from Muhammad Bin Sinan that Abu Al-Hassan Al-Ridha (a.s.) wrote to him in answer to what he had asked him: ‘The reason for striking the slanderer and the drinker of the wine with eighty lashes is that because the slanderer denies the child and cuts off the offspring, and the lineage goes away. And similar to that is the drinker of the wine, when he drinks he talks nonsense, and when he babbles (chats nonsense), he fabricates, and when he fabricates he would be whipped, obligating upon himself the Limit of the fabricator’.