346. The reason due to which Qum was named

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حدثنا محمد بن الحسن رحمه الله قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى عن أبي يحيى الواسطي عن بعض اصحابنا عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: ان الله تعالى لما خلق آدم من طينة فضلت من تلك الطينة فضلة، فخلق منها النخلة، فمن أجل ذلك إذا قطعت رأسها لم تنبت وهي تحتاج إلى اللقاح.

1. Muhammad Bin Al Hassan narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Al Hassan Al Saffar, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Isa, from Abu Yahya Al Wasity, from one of our companions, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘When Allah (azwj) the High Created Adam (as) from clay, there was remnant from that clay. So He (azwj) Created the palm tree from that remnant. Thus, it was due to that, whenever its top is cut off, it does not germinate, and it is needy to the pollen’.