51. The figs

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- عنه، عن بعض أصحابنا، عن رجل سماه، عن أبى حمزة الثمالى، عن أبى - جعفر (ع) قال: لما خرج ملك القبط يريد هدم بيت المقدس اجتمع الناس إلى حزقيل النبي (ع) فشكوا ذلك إليه، فقال لعلى أناجي ربى الليلة فلما جنه الليل ناجى ربه، فأوحى الله إليه: إنى قد كفيتكهم، وكانوا قد مضوا، فأوحى الله إلى ملك الهواء أن أمسك عليهم أنفاسهم، فماتوا كلهم، وأصبح حزقيل النبي (ع) وأخبر قومه بذلك فخرجوا فوجدوهم قد ماتوا، ودخل حزقيل النبي (ع) العجب، فقال في نفسه: ما فضل سليمان بن داود النبي على وقد أعطيت مثل هذا؟!، قال: فخرجت قرحة على كبده فأذته، فخشع الله وتذلل وقعد على الرماد، فأوحى الله إليه: أن خذ لبن التين فحكه على صدرك من خارج، ففعل فسكن عنه ذلك.

1. From him, from one of our companions, from a named man, from Abu Hamza Al Sumaly, Abu Ja’far (a.s.) has said: ‘When the Coptic king went out intending to demolish the Bayt Al-Maqdis, the people gathered unto the Prophet Hizkeel (as) complaining about that to him (as). So he (as) said: ‘I (as) shall whisper unto my (as) Lord . So when it was the middle of the night, he (as) whispered to his (as) Lord . So Allah Revealed unto him (as): “I shall Suffice for you (as)”. And when he (as) had gone, Allah Revealed unto the Angel of the winds that he should withhold their breaths from them. Hence, all of them died. And, in the morning, the Prophet Hizkeel (as) informed his (as) people of that. So they went out and found them to have died, and astonishment entered into the Prophet Hizkeel (as). So he (as) said to himself (as): ‘So what was the merit of Suleyman Bin Dawood (as) that he (as) was Granted similar to this?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘So ulcers came out upon his (as) liver and hurt him (as). So he (as) was humble to Allah and cringed (bent in humiliation) and sat upon the ashes. So Allah Revealed unto him (as): “Take the milk (paste) of the fig and apply it upon the itching of your (as) chest from outside”. So he (as) did it, and that settled from him (as)’.

عنه، عن أحمد بن محمد بن أبى نصر، عن أبى الحسن الرضا (ع) قال: التين يذهب بالبخر، ويشد العظم، وينبت الشعر، ويذهب بالداء حتى لا يحتاج معه إلى دواء. وقال: التين أشبه شئ بنبات الجنة وهو يذهب بالبخر.

2. From him, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Abu Nasr, Abu Al-Hassan Al-Ridha (a.s.) has said: ‘The fig eliminates the halitosis (bad breath), and intensifies the bones, and builds the hair, and removes the illness to the extent that there would be no need for the medication’. And he (a.s.) said: ‘The fig resembles something of the flora of the Paradise, and it does away with the bad breath’.