53. The Grapefruit

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- عنه، عن القاسم بن يحيى، عن جده الحسن بن راشد، عن أبى بصير، عن أبى عبد الله (ع) قال: كلوا الاترج بعد الطعام، فان آل محمد يفعلون ذلك.


1. From him, from Al Qasim Bin Yahya, from his grandfather Al Hassan Bin Rashid, from Abu Baseer, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘Eat the grapefruit after the food, for the Progeny (asws) of Muhammad (saww) used to do that’.




عنه، عن حماد بن عيسى، عن إبراهيم بن عمر اليماني، قال: قلت لابي عبد الله (ع): يزعمون الناس أن الاترج على الريق أجود ما يكون، قال: إن كان قبل الطعام خير، وبعد الطعام خير وخير.


2. From him, from Hamaad Bin Isa, from Ibrahim, Bin Umar Al Yamany who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (asws), ‘The people are claiming that the grapefruit upon the empty stomach is the best of what can happen’. He (asws) said: ‘If it was before the food, it is good, and after the food, it is good and better’.




عنه، عن بكر بن صالح، عن الجعفري، عن أبى الحسن (ع) قال: أي شئ يأمركم أطباؤكم عن الاترج؟ - قلت: يأمروننا به قبل الطعام، قال: لكنى آمركم به بعد الطعام.


3. From him, from Bakr Bin Salih, from Al Ja’fary, Abu Al-Hassan (asws) has said: ‘Which thing have your physicians ordered you for about the grapefruit?’ I said, ‘They have ordered us with it before the food’. He (asws) said: ‘But, I (asws) order you with it after the food’.




عنه، عن محمد بن عيسى، عن أبى بصير، قال: كان عندي ضيف فتشهى على أترجا بعسل، فأطعمته وأكلت معه، ثم مضيت إلى أبى عبد الله (ع) فإذا المائدة بين يديه، فقال لى: ادن فكل، قلت: إنى قد أكلت قبل أن آتيك أترجا بعسل وأنا أجد ثقله لانى أكثرت منه، فقال: يا غلام أنطلق إلى فلانة، فقل لها: إبعثي إلينا بحرف رغيف يابس من الذى يجفف في التنور، فأتى به، فقال: كل هذا، فان الخبز اليابس يهضم الاترج، فأكتله ثم قمت من مكاني فكأني لم آكل شيئا.


4. From him, from Muhammad Bin Isa, from Abu Baseer who said, ‘I had a guest, so I presented the grapefruit with the honey, and I ate with him. Then I went to Abu Abdullah (asws), and there was a meal in front of him (asws), so he (asws) said to me: ‘Come closer and eat’. I said, ‘I have already eaten grapefruit with honey before I came to you (asws), and I find its heaviness (inside me) as I have eaten a lot from it’. So the Imam (asws) said: ‘O boy! Go to so and so, and tell her, ‘Send to us (asws) some crust of dried bread which has dried inside the oven’. So he came with it. So he (asws) said: ‘Eat this, for the dried bread digests the grapefruit’. So I ate it, then arose from my place, and it was as if I had not eaten anything’.




عنه، عن الحسين بن منذر وبكر بن صالح، عن الجعفري، قال: قال أبو الحسن (ع): ما يقول الاطباء في الاترج؟ - قال: قلت: يأمروننا بأكله على الريق، قال: لكنى آمركم أن تأكلوه على الشبع.


5. From him, from Al Husayn Bin Manzar, and Bakr Bin Salih, from Al Ja’fary who said, ‘Abu Al-Hassan (asws) said: ‘What are the physicians saying with regards to the grapefruit?’ I said, ‘They have ordered us to eat it upon the empty stomach’. The Imam (asws) said: ‘But, I (asws) am ordering you to eat it upon the satiation (after eating)’.