19. The goodness of the eating in the house of your brother

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- عنه، عن محمد بن أبى عمير، عن هشام بن سالم، قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله (ع) وهو يقول لرجل كان يأكل: أما علمت أنه يعرف حب الرجل أخاه بكثرة أكله عنده


1. From him, from Muhammad Bin Abu Umeyr, from Hisham Bin Salim who said, ‘I heard Abu Abdullah (asws) and he (asws) was saying to a man who was eating: ‘But, do you know that the love of the man for his brother is recognised by the frequency of his eating with him?’




عنه، عن أبى عبد الله، عن محمد بن سنان، عن هشام بن سالم، قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله (ع) يقول: يعرف حب الرجل بأكله من طعام أخيه.


2. Al Mahaasin – V 2 Bk 3 H 155 From him, from Abu Abdullah, from Muhammad Bin Sinan, from Hisham Bin Salim who said, ‘I heard Abu Abdullah (asws) saying: ‘Recognise the love of the man by his eating the food of his brother’.




عنه، عن ابن فضال، عن يونس بن يعقوب، قال: أكلت مع أبى عبد الله (ع) شواء، فجعل يلقى بين يدى ثم قال: إنه يقال: " اعتبر حب الرجل بأكله من طعام أخيه ".


3. From him, from Ibn Fazaal, from Yunus Bin Yaqoub who said, ‘I ate with Abu Abdullah (asws), so he (asws) went on to place grilled (food) in front of me, then said: ‘Consider the love of the man by his eating from the food of his brother’.




عنه، عن عدة من أصحابنا، عن يونس بن يعقوب، عن عبد الله بن سليمان الصيرفى قال: كنت عند أبى عبد الله (ع) فقدم إلينا طعاما شواء وأشياء بعده، ثم جاء بقصعة من أرز فأكلت معه فقال: " كل "، قلت: قد أكلت، فقال: كل، فانه يعتبر حب الرجل لاخيه بانبساطه في طعامه، ثم حاز لى حوزا باصبعه من القصعة وقال لى: لتأكلن بعدما قد أكلت، فأكلته.


4. From him, from a number of our companions, from Yunus Bin Yaqoub, from Abdullah Bin Suleyman Al Sayrafi who said, ‘I was in the presence of Abu Abdullah (asws), so he (asws) forwarded towards us grilled food and some things after it. Then he (asws) came with a bowl of rice, so I ate with him (asws), so the Imam (asws) said: ‘Eat!’ I said, ‘I have eaten’. So he (asws) said: ‘Eat, for the love of the man for his brother is learnt from the extensiveness of his eating in his food’. Then the Imam (asws) prepared for me a preparation from the vessel, and said to me: ‘You can eat after for I (asws) have (already) eaten’. So I ate it’.




عنه، عن محمد بن على، عن يونس بن يعقوب، عن الحارث بن المغيرة قال: دخلت على أبى عبد الله (ع) فدعا بالخوان، فأتى بقصعة فيها أرز، فأكلت منها حتى امتلات فخط بيده في القصعة ثم قال: أقسمت عليك لما أكلت دون الخط.


5. From him, from Muhammad Bin Ali, from Yunus Bin Yaqoub, from Al Haris Bin Al Mugheira who said, ‘I came up to Abu Abdullah (asws), so he (asws) called for the meal. So they came with a bowl in which was rice. So I ate from it until I was full up. So the Imam (asws) drew a line by his (asws) hand in the bowl, then said: ‘I (asws) vow to you that you would eat until below the (marked) line’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن محمد بن أبى عمير، عن هشام بن سالم، قال: دخلت مع عبد الله بن أبى يعفور على أبى عبد الله (ع) ونحن جماعة فدعا بالغداة فتغدينا وتغدى معنا وكنت أحدث القوم سنا فجعلت أقصر وأنا آكل، فقال لى: كل، أما علمت أنه تعرف مودة الرجل لاخيه بأكله من طعامه.


6. From him, from his father, from Muhammad Bin Abu Umeyr, from Hisham Bin Salim who said, ‘I came up along with Abdullah Bin Yafour, to Abu Abdullah (asws), and we were a group. So he (asws) called for the food (to be served). So we had lunch, and he (asws) ate with us, and the older people were discussing and I was eating, so the Imam (asws) said to me: ‘Eat! But, do you know, that the cordiality of the man for his brother is recognised by his eating from his food?’




عنه، عن إسماعيل بن مهران، عن سيف بن عميرة، عن أبى المغرا حميد بن المثنى العجلى، قال: حدثنى خالي عنبسة بن مصعب، قال أتينا أبا عبد الله (ع) وهو يريد الخروج إلى مكة فأمر بسفرته فوضعت بين أيدينا، فقال: " كلوا " فأكلنا وجعلنا نقصر في الاكل فقال: " كلوا " فأكلنا فقال: أبيتم أبيتم أنه كان يقال: " اعتبر حب القوم بأكلهم "، قال: فأكلنا وذهبت الحشمة.


7. From him, from Ismail Bin Mahran, from Say Bin Umeyra, from Abu Al Magra Hameed Bin Al Masny Al Ajaly, from Anbasa Bin Mas’ab who said, ‘We came up to Abu Abdullah (asws) and he (asws) was intending to go out to Makkah. So he (asws) ordered for the buffet and had it placed in front of us, so he (asws) said: ‘Eat!’ So we ate, and we went on to shorten our eating, so the Imam (asws) said: ‘Eat!’ So we ate. So he (asws) said: ‘You are refusing, you are refusing! It has been said, ‘Learn the love of the people by their eating’. He (the narrator) said, ‘So we ate and the (our) shyness was gone’.




عنه، عن الوشاء، عن يونس بن ربيع، قال: دعا أبو عبد الله (ع) بطعام فأتى بهريسة فقال لنا: ادنوا فكلوا، قال: فأقبل القوم يقصرون، فقال: كلوا فانما تستبين مودة الرجل لاخيه في أكله، قال: فأقبلنا نصعر أنفسنا كما يصعر الابل.


8. From him, from Al Washa, from Yunus Bin Rabi’e who said, ‘Abu Abdullah (asws) called for the food (to be served), so they came with Hareesa (A dish made out of ground wheat and meat). So he (asws) said to us: ‘Come near and eat’. He (the narrator) said, ‘So the people came over and shortened (their eating), so the Imam (asws) said: ‘Eat! But the manifestation of the cordiality of the man for his brother is in his eating’. So we came up and turned our faces at it like the camels turn’.




عنه، عن أحمد بن عيسى، عن عمر بن عبد العزيز الملقب بزحل، عن عبد الرحمن بن الحجاج، قال أكلنا مع أبى عبد الله (ع) فأتينا بقصعة من أرز فجعلنا نعذر، فقال: ما صنعتم شيئا، إن أشدكم حبا لنا أحسنكم أكلا عندنا، قال عبد الرحمن: فرفعت كشحة ما به فأكلت، فقال: الآن ثم أنشأ يحدثنا أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله أهديت له قصعة أرز من ناحية الانصار فدعا سلمان والمقداد وأبا ذر (رحمهم الله) فجعلوا يعذرون في الاكل، فقال: ما صنعتم شيئا، إن أشدكم حبا لنا أحسنكم أكلا عندنا، فجعلوا يأكلون جيدا ثم قال أبو عبد الله (ع): " رحمهم الله وصلى عليهم ".


9. From him, from Ahmad Bin Isa, from Umar Bin Abdul Aziz Al malqab Bazahal, from Abdul Rahman Bin Al Hajaaj who said, ‘We ate with Abu Abdullah (asws), so he (asws) came to us with a bowl of rice. So we went on to excuse ourselves. He (asws) said: ‘What thing are you all doing? The most intense of you in love for us (asws) is the one who is the best of you in eating with us (asws)’. Abdul Rahman (the narrator) said, ‘So I lifted the lid what was with it, so I ate. He (asws) said: ‘Now then, I would like to narrate to you that Rasool-Allah (saww), a bowl of rice was gifted to him (saww) from some of the Helpers, so he (saww) called over Salman (as), and Al-Miqdad (as), and Abu Zarr (as), but they went on to excuse themselves with regards to the eating. So he (saww) said: ‘What thing are you doing? The most intense of you in love for us (saww) is the best of you who eats with us (saww)’. So I went on to eat anew. Then Abu Abdullah (asws) said: ‘May Allah (azwj) have Mercy upon them (as)’.