3. Desire for the food

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- عنه، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبى عمير، عن هشام بن سالم، عن زرارة، عن أبى جعفر (ع) قال: إن الله خلق ابن آدم أجوف.


1. From him, from his father, from Ibn Abu Umeyr, from Hisham Bin Salim, from Zarara, Abu Ja’far (asws) has said: ‘Allah (azwj) Created the son of Adam (as) as hollow’ (needs food).




عنه، عن أبيه، عن القاسم بن عروة، عن عبد الله بن بكير، عن زرارة، قال: سألت أبا جعفر (ع) عن قول الله عزوجل " يوم تبدل الارض غير الارض " قال: تبدل خبزة نقى يأكل الناس منها حتى يفرغ الناس من الحساب، فقال له فآئل: " إنهم لفى شغل يومئذ عن الاكل والشرب " قال: إن الله خلق ابن آدم أجوف، فلابد له من الطعام والشراب، أهم أشد شغلا يومئذ أم من في النار؟ - فقد استغاثوا، والله يقول: " وإن يستغيثوا يفاثوا بماء كالمهل يشوى الوجوه بئس الشراب ".


2. From him, from his father, from Al Qasim Bin Urwat, from Abdullah Bin Bakeyr, from Zarara who said, ‘I asked Abu Ja’far (asws) about the Words of Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic [14:48] The Day when the earth shall be Changed into a different earth. The Imam (asws) said: ‘It would be changed into pure bread which the people would eat from until the people are free from the Reckoning’. So the speaker said to him (asws), ‘They would be in an occupation on that Day (too busy) to eat and drink’. The Imam (asws) said: ‘Allah (azwj) Created the son of Adam (as) as hollow, thus it is inevitable for him to eat and drink. Would they be in a more difficult occupation on that Day or the people in the Fire? So they would be crying out for help, and Allah (azwj) is Saying [18:29] and if they cry for water, they shall be given water like molten brass which will scald their faces; evil is the drink’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبى عمير، عن هشام، عن زرارة، عن أبى جعفر (ع) قال: سأل الابرش الكلبى عن قول الله عزوجل: " يوم تبدل الارض غير الارض " قال: تبدل خبزة نقى يأكل الانسان منها حتى يفرغ من الحساب، فقال الابرش: إن الناس يومئذ لفى شغل عن الاكل، فقال أبو جعفر (ع): هم وهم في النار لا يشغلون عن أكل الضريع وشرب الحميم وهم في العذاب، فكيف يشغلون عنه في الحساب


3. From him, from his father, from Ibn Abu Umeyr, from Hisham, from Zarara, Al-Abrash Al-Kalby asked Abu Ja’far (asws) about the Words of Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic [14:48] The Day when the earth shall be Changed into a different earth. He (asws) said: ‘It would change to pure bread. The human being would eat from it until he is free from the Reckoning’. So Al-Abrash said, ‘The people on that Day would be too pre-occupied (but would still) eat’? So Abu Ja’far (asws) said: ‘They, the ones in the Fire, would not be pre-occupied from eating the thorns and drinking the boiling water, and they would be in the Punishment, so how can these ones be too busy in the Reckoning?’




عنه، عن أبيه، عن معمر بن خلاد، عن أبى الحسن الرضا (ع)، في قول الله: " ويطعمون الطعام على حبه مسكينا " قال: قلت حب الله أو حب الطعام؟ - قال حب الطعام


4. From him, from his father, from Moamar Bin Khalad, Abu Al-Hassan Al-Reza (asws) regarding the Words of Allah (azwj) [76:8] And they give food out of love for Him to the poor. He (the narrator) said, ‘I asked, ‘Love of Allah (azwj) or love of the food?’ The Imam (asws) said: ‘(to give away for Allah (azwj)) the food (which one) loves’.




عنه، عن إبراهيم بن هاشم، عمن ذكره، عن حسين بن نعيم، عن أبى عبد الله (ع) قال: ينبغى للمؤمن أن لا يخرج من بيته حتى يطعم، فانه أعز له.


5. From him, from Ibrahim Bin Hisham, from the one who mentioned it, from Husayn Bin Naeem, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘It is befitting for the Believer that he should not go out from his house until he feeds, for it is more honourable for him’.




عنه، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن بعض أصحابه، يرفعه إلى أبى - عبد الله (ع)، قال: إذا أردت أن تأخذ في حاجة فكل كسرة بملح فهو أعز لك وأقضى للحاجة.


6. From him, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Isa, from one of his companions, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘When you want to ask for a need, so eat grains even (the size of) salt for it is a reinforcement for you and fulfilment for the need’.