49. The eating and the drinking with the left hand

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- عنه، عن عثمان بن عيسى، عن سماعة بن مهران، عن أبى عبد الله (ع) قال: سألته عن الرجل يأكل بشماله أو يشرب بها؟ قال: لا يأكل بشماله، ولا يشرب بشماله ولا يناول بها شيئا.


1. From him, from Usman Bin Isa, from Sama’at Bin Mahran, ‘Abu Abdullah (asws), said, ‘I asked about the man who eats with his left hand or drinks with it?’ The Imam (asws) said: ‘He should not eat with his left hand, nor drink with his left hand, nor take anything by it’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن النضر بن سويد، عن القاسم بن سليمان، عن جراح المدايني، عن أبى عبد الله (ع) أنه كره أن يأكل الرجل بشماله أو يشرب أو يناول بها.


2. From him, from his father, form Al Nazar Bin Suweyd, from Al Qasim Bin Suleyman, from Jarah Al Madainy, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) that he (asws) disliked the man eating with his left hand or drinking, or taking (anything) by it’.




وعنه، عن القاسم بن محمد، عن على بن أبى حمزة، عن أبى بصير، عن أبى عبد الله (ع) قال: لا تأكل باليسرى وأنت تستطيع.


3. And form him, from Al Qasim Bin Muhammad, from Ali Bin Abu Hamza, from Abu Baseer, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘Do not eat with the left hand if you have the capacity for it (able to eat with right hand)’.




وعنه، عن محمد بن أبى عمير، عن حماد بن عثمان، قال: أكل أبو عبد الله (ع) بيساره وتناول بها.


4. And from him, from Muhammad Bin Abu Umeyr, from Hamaad Bin Usman who said, ‘Abu Abdullah (asws) took out (food) with his (asws) left hand (from the pot)’.




وعنه، عن القاسم بن محمد الجوهرى عن شيبان بن عمرو، عن حريز، عن محمد بن مسلم، قال: كنا في مجلس أبى عبد الله (ع) فدخل علينا فتناول إناء فيه ماء بيده اليسرى، فشرب بنفس واحد وهو قائم.


5. And from him, from Al Qasim Bin Muhammad Al Jowhary, from Shayban Bin Amro, from Hareyz, from Muhammad Bin Muslim who said, ‘I was in a gathering of Abu Abdullah (asws), so he (asws) came to us and took hold of water vessel in which was water, with his (asws) left hand, so he (asws) drank (after pouring into a cup), and drank while he (asws) was standing’.