23. The Leek

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- عنه، عن محمد بن الوليد الخزاز الاحمسي، عن يونس بن يعقوب، عن أبى عبد الله أو أبى الحسن (ع) قال: لكل شئ سيد، وسيد البقول الكراث.


1. From him, from Muhammad Bin Al Waleed Al Khazaz Al Ahmasy, from Yunus Bin Yaqoub, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) or Abu Al-Hassan (asws) having said: ‘For everything this is a chief, and the chief of the vegetables is the leek’.




نه، عن بعض أصحابنا، رفعه قال: قال أبو عبد الله (ع): يقطر على الهندبا قطرة، وعلى الكراث قطرات.


2. From him, from one of our companions, raising it, said, ‘Abu Abdullah (asws) said: ‘There falls upon the endive a drop (from the Paradise), and upon the leek, drops’.




عنه، عن على بن محمد القاسانى، عن بسطام بن مرة الفارسى، عن عبد الله ابن بكر الفارسى، قال: قال حدثنى أبو العباس المكى الاعرج، عن إبراهيم بن عبد الحميد، قال: قلت لابي عبد الله (ع): إنهم يقولون في الهندبا: " يقطر عليه قطرة من الجنة " فقال: إن كان في الهندبا قطرة ففى الكرات ست.


3. From him, from Ali Bin Muhammad Al Qasany, from Bustan Bin Marat Al Farsy, from Abdullah Ibn Bakr Al Farsy, from Al Abbas Al Makky Al A’raj, from Ibrahim Bin Abdul Hameed who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (asws), ‘They (people) are saying regarding the endive, ‘There drops upon it a drop from the Paradise’. So he (asws) said: ‘That was with regards to the endive, and regarding the leek, six’.




عنه، عن محمد بن على الهمداني، عن عمرو بن عيسى، عن فرات بن أحنف، قال: سئل أبو عبد الله (ع) عن الكراث؟ - فقال: كله، فان فيه أربع خصال، يطيب النكهة، ويطرد الرياح، ويقمع البواسير، وهو أمان من الجذام لمن أدمنه.


4. From him, from Muhammad Bin Ali Al Hamdany, from Amro Bin Isa, from Furat Bin Ahnaf who said, ‘Abu Abdullah (asws) was asked about the leek?’ So he (asws) said: ‘Eat it, for therein are four qualities – It is good for the marriage, and expels the wind, and suppresses the haemorrhoids (piles), and it is a safety from the leprosy for the one who is habitual in (eating) it’.




عنه، عن عدة من أصحابنا، عن ابن سنان، عن أبى الجارود، عن زياد بن سوقة، عن الحسين بن الحسن، عن آبائه، قال: قال لى أمير المؤمنين (ع): رأيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله فعرفت في وجهه الجوع، فاستقيت لامرأة من الانصار عشر دلاء، فأخذت منها تمرات وأسرة من كراث، فجعلتها في حجري، ثم أتيته بها فأطعمته.


5. From him, form a number of our companions, from Ibn Sinan, from Abu Al Jaroud, from Ziyad Bin Sowqat, from Al Husayn Bin Al Hassan, from his forefathers who said, ‘Amir Al-Momineen (asws) said to me: ‘I (asws) saw Rasool-Allah (saww), and I (asws) recognised the hunger in his (saww) face. So I (asws) drew ten buckets (of water from a well) for a woman of the Helpers, so I (asws) took from her (in return) dates and something from the leeks. So I (asws) made these to be in my (asws) lap, then I (asws) came to Rasool-Allah (saww) with these and fed him (saww)’.




عنه، عن سلمة، قال: اشتكيت بالمدينة شكاة شديدة، فأتيت أبا الحسن (ع) فقال لى: أراك مصفرا؟ - قلت: نعم، قال: كل الكراث، فأكلته فبرئت.


6. From him, from Salma, who said, ‘I complained at Al-Medina with intense complaints (pains), so I went to Abu Al-Hassan (asws). So he (asws) said to me: ‘I (asws) see you as pale?’ I said, ‘Yes’. He (asws) said: ‘Eat the leek’. So I ate it, and was free from it’.




عنه، عن على بن حسان، عن موسى بن بكر، قال: اشتكى غلام لابي الحسن (ع) فسأل عنه؟ - فقيل به طحال، فقال: أطعموه الكرات ثلاث أيام، فأطعمناه فقعد الدم يم برئ .


7. From him, from Ali Bin Hasaan, from Musa Bin Bakr who said, ‘A slave of Abu Al-Hassan (asws) had complained, so he (asws) asked about him. He (asws) was told that it was his spleen, so he (asws) said: ‘Feed him the leek for three days’. So we fed it to him. He bled for a day then was free (from it)’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن محمد بن سنان، عن حماد اللحام ويونس بن يعقوب، قالا: كان أبو عبد الله (ع) يعجبه الكراث، وكان إذا أراد أن يأكله خرج من المدينة إلى العريض.


8. From him, from his father, from Muhammad Bin Sinan, from Hamaad Al Lahaam and Yunus Bin Yaqoub who both said, ‘Abu Abdullah (asws) used to like the leek, and whenever he (asws) wanted to eat it, went out from Al-Medina to Al-Ureyz’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن النضر بن سويد، عن القاسم بن سليمان، عمن أخبره، عن أبى جعفر (ع) قال: إنا لنأكل الكراث.


9. From him, from his father, from Al Nazar Bin Suweyd, from Al Qasim Bin Suleyman, from the one who informed him, Abu Ja’far (asws) has said: ‘We (asws) tend to eat the leek’.




عنه، عن السيارى، رفعه قال: كان أمير المؤمنين (ع) يأكل الكراث بالملح الجريش.


10. From him, from Al Sayyari, raising it, said, ‘Amir Al-Momineen (asws) was eating the leek with the salt (and) hulled kernel of oats (cereal)’.




عنه، عن أبى سعيد الادمى، قال: حدثنى من رأى أبا الحسن (ع) يأكل الكراث من المشارة، يعنى الدبرة، يغسله بالمآة ويأكله.


11. From him, from Abu Saeed Al Admy who said, ‘It was narrated to me by the one who saw Abu Al-Hassan (asws) eating the leek from the pointed end, meaning the bottom. He (asws) washed it with the water and ate it’.




عنه، عن الوشاء، عن ابن سنان، قال: سألت أبا عبد الله (ع) عن الكراث؟ - فقال: لا بأس بأكله مطبوخا وغير مطبوخ، ولكن إن أكل منه شيئا له أذى، فلا يخرج إلى المسجد كراهة أذاه من يجالس.


12. From him, from Al Washa, from Ibn Sinan who said, ‘I asked Abu Abdullah (asws) about the leek?’ So he (asws) said: ‘There is no problem with eating it cooked and uncooked, but, if you were to eat something from it which is harmful, so do not go out to the Masjid. It is disliked to harm the one who is seated there’.




عنه، عن داود بن أبى داود، عن رجل رأى أبا الحسن بخراسان يأكل الكراث من البستان كما هو، فقيل: إن فيه السماد، فقال: لا يعلق به منه شئ وهو جيد للبواسير.


13. From him, from Dawood Bin Abu Dawood, (It has been narrated) from a man who saw Abu Al-Hassan at Khorasan eating the leek from the garden as it was. So it was said, ‘There is compost in it’. So he (asws) said: ‘Nothing sticks to it and it is good for the haemorrhoids (piles)’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عمن ذكره، عن الحلبي، عن محمد بن على، عن أبى - عبد الله (ع) قال: نهى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله عن الكراث، فقال: إنما نهى لان الملك يجد ريحه.


14. From him, from his father, from the one who mentioned it, from Al Halby, from Muhammad Bin Ali, Abu Abdullah (asws) has narrated that Rasool-Allah (saww) forbade from the leek, so he (saww) said: ‘But rather, I (saww) forbid it because the king finds its aroma’.




عنه، عن محمد بن عيسى اليقطينى أو غيره، عن أبى عبد الرحمن، عن حماد بن زكريا، عن أبى عبد الله (ع) قال: ذكرت البقول عند رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله فقال: كلوا الكراث، فان مثله في البقول كمثل الخبز في سائر الطعام. أو قال: " الادام ". الشك منى.


15. From him, from Muhammad Bin Isa Al Yaqteeny or someone else, from Abu Abdul Rahma, from Hamaad Bin Zakariyya, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) having said: ‘The vegetables were mentioned in the presence of Rasool-Allah (saww), so he (saww) said: ‘Eat the leek, for its example among the vegetables is like the example of the bread among the foods’. – or said: ‘The sauces’. The doubt is from me (the narrator).




عنه، عن محمد بن الوليد، عن يونس بن يعقوب، قال: رأيت أبا الحسن الاول يقطع الكراث بأصوله فيغسله بالمآء فيأكله.


16. From him, from Muhammad Bin Al Waleed, from yunus Bin Yaqoub who said, ‘I saw Abu Al-Hassan (asws) the First cutting the leek by its roots, so he (asws) washed it with the water and ate it’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن وهب بن وهب، عن جعفر بن محمد، عن آبائه (ع) قال: ذكر البقول عند رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله فقال: سنام البقول ورأسها الكراث، وفضله على البقول كفضل الخبز على سائر الاشياء، وفيه بركة، وهى بقلتي وبقلة الانبياء قبلى، وأنا أحبه وآكله، وكأني أنظر إلى نباته في الجنة يبرق ورقه خضرة وحسنا.


17. From him, from his father, from Wahab Bin Wahab, (It has been narrated) from Ja’far (asws) Bin Muhammad (asws), from his (asws) forefathers (asws) having said: ‘The vegetables were mentioned in the presence of Rasool-Allah (saww), so he (saww) said: ‘The vegetables are eminent and its head is the leek; and its merit over the vegetables is like the merit of the bread over the rest of the things (foods), and in it is a Blessing, and it is my (saww) vegetable and a vegetable of the Prophets (as) before me (saww); and I (saww) love it and eat it, and it is as if I (saww) am looking at it growing in the Paradise with its leaves flashing green and beautiful’.




عنه، عن إبراهيم بن عقبة الخزاعى، عن يحيى بن سليمان، قال: رأيت أبا الحسن الرضا (ع) بخراسان في روضة وهو يأكل الكراث، فقلت له: جعلت فداك، إن الناس يروون أن الهندبا يقطر عليه كل يوم قطرة من الجنة، فقال: إن كان الهندبا يقطر عليه قطرة من الجنة، فان الكراث منغمس في الماء في الجنة، قلت: فانه يسمد، فقال: لا يعلق به شئ.


18. From him, from Ibrahim Bin Uqba Al Khazai’e, from Yahya Bin Suleyman who said, ‘I saw Abu Al-Hassan (asws) Al-Reza (asws) at Khorasan in a garden and he (asws) was eating the leek. So I said to him (asws), ‘May I be sacrificed for you (asws)! The people are reporting that the endive, there falls upon it a drop from the Paradise every day’. So he (asws) said: ‘If there was a drop upon the endive, so the leek is immersed in the water in the Paradise’. I said, ‘So (what about) the fertiliser’. So he (saww) said: ‘Nothing can be associated with it’.




عنه، عن بعض أصحابنا، عن حنان بن سدير، قال: كنت مع أبى عبد الله (ع) على المائدة، فملت على الهندبا، فقال لى: يا حنان لم لا تأكل الكراث؟ - فقلت: لما جاء عنكم من الرواية في الهندبا، قال: وما الذى جاء عنا فيه؟ - قال: قلت: إنه يقطر عليه قطرات من الجنة في كل يوم، قال: فقال لى: فعلى الكراث إذا سبع، قلت: فكيف آكله؟ - قال: اقطع أصوله، واقذف رؤوسه.


19. From him, from one of our companions, from Hanan Bin Sudeyr who said, ‘I was with Abu Abdullah (asws) upon the meal, so I was fed up with the endive, so he (asws) said to me: ‘O Hanaan! Why are you not eating the leek?’ So I said, ‘Due to what has come from you (asws) from the reports regarding the endive’. He (asws) said: ‘And what has come from us (asws) regarding it?’ I said, ‘A drop falls from it, from the drops from the Paradise, every day’. So he (asws) said to me: ‘So upon the leek there are seven’. I said, ‘So, how shall I eat it?’ He (asws) said: ‘Cut its roots, and throw its head’ (and eat the rest of it).