37. The modesty in the food and the drink, and the satisfaction with what is present

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- عنه، عن أبيه، عن عبد الله بن المغيرة ومحمد بن سنان، عن طلحة بن زيد، عن أبى عبد الله، عن آبائه، أن عليا (ع) كان لا ينخل له الدقيق، وكان على (ع) يقول: لا تزال هذه الامة بخير ما لم يلبسوا لباس العجم، ويطعموا أطعمة العجم، فإذا فعلوا ذلك ضربهم الله بالذل.


1. From him, from his father, from Abdullah Bin Mugheira and Muhammad Bin Sinan, from Talha Bin Zayd, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws), from his (asws) forefathers (asws), from Ali (asws), the flour was not sifted for him (asws), and Ali (asws) was saying: ‘This community would not cease to be with goodness if they do not wear the dresses of the non-Arabs, and eat the food of the non-Arabs. So if they were to do that, Allah (azwj) would Strike them with humiliation’.




عنه، عن يحيى بن إبراهيم بن أبى البلاد، عن أبيه، عن بزيع بن عمرو بن بزيع، قال: دخلت على أبى جعفر (ع) وهو يأكل خلا وزيتا في قصعة سوداء مكتوب في وسطها بصفرة " قل هو الله أحد " فقال: ادن يا بزيع، فدنوت فأكلت معه، ثم حسا من الماء ثلاث حسيات حتى لم يبق من الخبز شئ ثم ناولنى فحسوت البقية.


2. From him, from Yahya Bin Ibrahim Bin Abu Al Balaad, from his father, from Bazi’e Bin Amro Bin Bazie who said, ‘I came to Abu Ja’far (asws) and he (asws) was eating Khala (a vinegar paste) and oil in a black bowl, in the middle of which was inscribed in yellow: ‘قل هو الله أحد’ ‘[112:1] Say, He Allah is One’. So he (asws) said: ‘Come nearer, O Bazi’e! So I approached and ate with him (asws). Then he (asws) sipped three sips from the water until there did not remain anything from the bread.




عنه، عن يعقوب بن يزيد، عمن ذكره، عن إبراهيم بن عبد الحميد، عن الثمالى، قال: لما دخلت على على بن الحسين (ع) دعا لى بنمرقة فطرحت فقعدت عليها، ثم أتيت بمائدة لم أر مثلها قط قال لى: " كل " فقلت: مالك جعلت فداك لا تأكل؟ - فقال: إنى صائم، فلما كان الليل أتى بخل وزيت فأفطر عليه، ولم يؤت بشئ من الطعام الذى قرب إلى.


3. From him, from Yaqoub Bin Yazeed, from the one who mentioned, from Ibrahim Bin Abdul Hameed, from Al Sumaly who said, ‘When I came up to Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) called for a cushion for me, so I placed it forward and sat upon it. Then I was brought a meal the like of which I had not seen at all. He (asws) said to me: ‘Eat!’ So I said, ‘May I be sacrificed for you (asws)! You (asws) are not eating?’ So he (asws) said: ‘I (asws) am Fasting. So when it is the night, they would bring ‘Khal’ (a curry) and oil, so I will break the Fast by it, and they will not bring a food which is closest (dearest) to me (asws) than it’.




عنه، عن محمد بن إسماعيل بن بزيع، عن منذر بن جعفر، عن زياد بن سوقة، عن أبى زبير المكى، عن جابر بن عبد الله، قال: جاءه قوم فأخرج لهم كسرا وخلا، وقال: سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله يقول: " نعم الادام الخل ".


4. From him, from Muhammad Bin Ismail Bin Bazi’e, from Manzar Bin Ja’far, from Ziyad Bin Sowqat, from Abu Zubeyr Al Makky, (It has been narrated) from Jabir Bin Abdullah who said, ‘A group of people came over, so I brought out for them Kasra and Khala, and I said, ‘I heard Rasool-Allah (saww) saying: ‘The best of the curries is Al-Khal (a vinegar paste)’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن سليمان الجعفري، عن الحسن العقيلى، رفعه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: نعم الادام الخل، وكفى بالمرء سرفا أن يسخط ما قرب إليه.


5. From him, from his father, from Suleyman Al Ja’fary, from Al Hassan Al Aqeyli, raising it, said, ‘Rasool-Allah (saww) said: The best of the pastes is Al-Khal (a vinegar paste), and it is sufficient for a person to be angry if what is near (dear) to him should be changed’.