348. The reason due to which every palm tree grows in the swamp except for the Ajwa (date) tree

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حدثنا محمد بن الحسن رحمه الله قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى عن محمد ابن أحمد عن عيسى بن محمد عن علي بن مهزيار عن علي بن حسان عن ابن أبي نوار عن محمد بن مسلم قال: قلت لابي جعفر عليه السلام جعلت فداك لاي شئ صارت الشمس أشد حرارة من القمر؟ فقال: ان الله تبارك وتعالى خلق الشمس من نور النار وصفو الماء طبقا من هذا وطبقا من هذا حتى إذا صار سبعة أطباق البسها لباسا من نار فمن ثم صار اشد حرارة من القمر، وخلق القمر من نور النار وصفو الماء طبقا من هذا وطبقا من هذا حتى إذا صارت سبع اطباق البسها لباسا من ماء، فمن ثم صار القمر ابرد من الشمس.


1. Muhammad Bin Al Hassan narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Yahya, from Muhammad Ibn Ahmad, from Isa Bin Muhammad, from Ali Bin Mahziyar, from Ali Bin Hasaan, from Ibn Abu Nwaar, from Muhammad Bin Muslim who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (asws), ‘May I be sacrificed for you (asws)! For which thing (reason) did the sun come to be intensely hotter than the moon?’ So he (asws) said: ‘Allah (azwj) Blessed and High Created the sun from Light of the Fire and the clear water, a layer from this and a layer from this, until they became seven layers, Clothed it with a clothing of fire. Thus, from then onwards, it became intensely hotter than the moon. And He (azwj) created the moon from Light of the fire, and the clear water, a layer from this and a layer from this, until they became seven layers, Clothed it with a clothing of the water. Thus, from then onwards, the moon came to be colder than the sun’.