3. Merits of water of the channel – (Rain water after it falls onto the ground)

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- عنه، عن يعقوب بن يزيد، عن يحيى بن المبارك، عن عبد الله بن جبلة، عن صارم قال: اشتكى رجل من إخواننا بمكة حتى سقط للموت، فلقيت أبا عبد الله (ع) في الطريق فقال لى: يا صارم، ما فعل فلان؟ - فقلت: تركته بحال الموت، فقال: أما لو كنت مكانكم لا سقيته من ماء الميزاب، قال: فطلبناه عند كل أحد فلم نجده، فبينا نحن كذلك إذا ارتفعت سحابة، أرعدت وأبرقت وأمطرت فجئت إلى بعض من في المسجد فأعطيته درهما وأخذت قدحا ثم أخذت من ماء الميزاب، فأتيته به، فسقيته فلم أبرح من عنده حتى شرب سويقا وبرأ.

1. From him, from Yaqoub Bin Yazeed, from Yahya Bin Al Mubarak, from AbdullahBin Jabala, from Saarim who said, ‘A man from our brethren complained (of illness) until he succumbed to (the pangs of) the death. I met Abu Abdullah (a.s.) in the road, so he (a.s.) said to me: ‘O Saarim! What is the state of so and so?’ So I said, ‘I left him in a state (near to) death’. So he (a.s.) said: ‘But, if I (a.s.) were in your place, I (a.s.) would have quenched him from the water of the channel’. He (the narrator) said: ‘So we sought it with everyone, but we did not find it. So whilst we were in the middle of that, when a cloud arose, and there was thunder and lightning, and it rained. So I went to one who was in the Masjid, and gave him a Dirham, and took a cup, then took from the water of the channel. So I came up to him with it, and quenched him. So I did not leave from his presence until he drank, and it circulated (inside him), and he was freed (cured)’.