71. Punishment of eating mud

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحَکَمِ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِیلَ بْنِ الْمِنْقَرِیِّ عَنْ جَدِّهِ زِیَادِ بْنِ أَبِی زِیَادٍ عَنْ أَبِی جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: مَنْ أَکَلَ الطِّینَ فَإِنَّهُ یَقَعُ الْحِکَّهُ فِی جَسَدِهِ وَ الْبَوَاسِیرُ وَ یهج [یُهَیِّجُ] عَلَیْهِ السُّوءَ وَ یَذْهَبُ بِالْقُوَّهِ مِنْ سَاقَیْهِ وَ قَدَمَیْهِ وَ مَا نَقَصَ مِنْ عَمَلِهِ فِیمَا بَیْنَهُ وَ بَیْنَ صِحَّتِهِ وَ قَبْلَ أَنْ یَأْکُلَهُ حُوسِبَ عَلَیْهِ وَ عُذِّبَ بِهِ.

1. Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) said, “A person who eats mud may suffer from white spots and piles. A number of diseases affect him and the strength of his legs continues to reduce. The good deeds performed before eating mud will be rejected and his accounting of good deeds will be from those which are performed after this act. He will receive a lot of punishment as a result.”

وَ بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحَکَمِ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِیلَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ جَدِّهِ زِیَادٍ عَنْ أَبِی جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: إِنَّ عَمَلَ الْوَسْوَسَهِ وَ أَکْثَرَ مَکَایِدِ الشَّیْطَانِ مِنْ أَکْلِ الطِّینِ فَیَضْعُفُ عَنْ قُوَّتِهِ الَّتِی کَانَتْ قَبْلَ أَنْ یَأْکُلَهُ وَ ضَعُفَ عَنْ عَمَلِهِ الَّذِی کَانَ یَعْمَلُهُ حُوسِبَ عَلَی مَا بَیْنَ ضَعْفِهِ وَ قُوَّتِهِ وَ عُذِّبَ عَلَیْهِ.

2. And from the previous chain from Ali b. al-Hakam from Ismail b. Muhammad from his grandfather Ziyad from Abi Ja’far (a.s.) who said: “Most of the evil thoughts are due to eating mud. Surely, eating mud causes many diseases. It makes a person ill soon and the strength present before no longer remains in the body. Good deeds performed by him earlier are deducted. Deeds performed by him during his weakness and strength will be accounted for and he will be involved in chastisement.”