95. Eating from any Clay is Unlawful Except the Clay of the Grave of Ĥusain (a.s.), For Verily It Is the Cure

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1 حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَعْقُوبَ وَ جَمَاعَةُ مَشَايِخِي ره عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ أَبِي يَحْيَى الْوَاسِطِيِّ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ (ع) قَالَ الطِّينُ كُلُّهُ حَرَامٌ كَلَحْمِ الْخِنْزِيرِ وَ مَنْ أَكَلَهُ ثُمَّ مَاتَ مِنْهُ لَمْ أُصَلِّ عَلَيْهِ إِلَّا طِينَ قَبْرِ الْحُسَيْنِ (ع) فَإِنَّ فِيهِ شِفَاءً مِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ وَ مَنْ أَكَلَهُ بِشَهْوَةٍ لَمْ يَكُنْ فِيهِ شِفَاءٌ


1. Muĥammad ibn Ya’qūb and all of my scholars narrated to me from Muĥammad ibn Yaĥyā, from Aĥmad ibn Muĥammad ibn ‘Isā, from Abǐ Yaĥyā Al-Wāsiťi, from someone who said: Abū ‘Abdillāh (Imam Šādiq (a.s.)) said: (Eating from) any clay is unlawful just like (eating) the flesh of a swine. If anyone eats from any clay which leads to his death, I will not establish prayers on him, except the clay of the grave of Ĥusain (a.s.), for verily it contains the cure for every disease. (However) anyone who eats it to satisfy a craving will not find any cure in it.




2 حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارِ عَنْ عَبَّادِ بْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ عَنْ سَعْدِ بْنِ سَعْدٍ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا الْحَسَنِ (ع) عَنِ الطِّينِ- قَالَ فَقَالَ أَكْلُ الطِّينِ حَرَامٌ مِثْلُ الْمَيْتَةِ وَ الدَّمِ وَ لَحْمِ الْخِنْزِيرِ إِلَّا طِينَ قَبْرِ الْحُسَيْنِ فَإِنَّ فِيهِ شِفَاءً مِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ وَ أَمْناً مِنْ كُلِّ خَوْفٍ


2. Muĥammad ibn Ĥasan narrated to me from Muĥammad ibn Ĥasan Al-Šaffār, from ‘Abbād ibn Sulaymān, from Sa’d ibn Sa’d, who said: I asked Abal Ĥasan (Imam Riďā (a.s.)) about (eating) clay. Imam (a.s.) replied, “Eating clay is unlawful just like MǏTAH, blood, and the flesh of a swine, except for the clay of the grave of Ĥusain (a.s.), for verily it contains the cure for every disease and the protection against any fear.”




3 حَدَّثَنِي أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ يَعْقُوبَ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحَدِهِمَا (ع) قَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَبَارَكَ وَ تَعَالَى خَلَقَ آدَمَ (ع) مِنْ طِينٍ فَحَرَّمَ الطِّينَ عَلَى وُلْدِهِ قَالَ فَقُلْتُ مَا تَقُولُ فِي طِينِ قَبْرِ الْحُسَيْنِ (ص) فَقَالَ يَحْرُمُ عَلَى النَّاسِ أَكْلُ لُحُومِهِمْ وَ يَحُلُّ عَلَيْهِمْ أَكْلُ لُحُومِنَا- وَ لَكِنِ الشَّيْءُ الْيَسِيرُ مِنْهُ مِثْلُ الْحِمَّصَةِ


3. Abū ‘Abdillāh Muĥammad ibn Aĥmad ibn Ya’qūb narrated to me from ‘Ali ibn Ĥasan ibn ‘Ali ibn Faďďāl, from his father, from some of our companions, who said: Abū Ja’far (Imam Bāqir (a.s.)) or Abū ‘Abdillāh (Imam Šādiq (a.s.)) said: Verily Allāh, the Blessed and the Exalted, created Ādam from clay. Therefore, He forbade (eating) clay on the children of Ādam (mankind). I asked, “What about (eating some of) the clay of the grave of Ĥusain (a.s.)?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “It is unlawful for people to eat their own flesh but is it permissible for them to eat our flesh?!!! It is permissible to eat a very little amount from it, as much as a chick-pea.”




4 وَ رَوَى سَمَاعَةُ بْنُ مِهْرَانَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ (ع) قَالَ كُلُّ طِينٍ حَرَامٌ عَلَى بَنِي آدَمَ مَا خَلَا طِينَ قَبْرِ الْحُسَيْنِ (ع) مَنْ أَكَلَهُ مِنْ وَجَعٍ شَفَاهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى


4. Samā’ah ibn Mihrān narrated that: Abū ‘Abdillāh (Imam Šādiq (a.s.)) said: (Eating from) any clay is unlawful for mankind except (eating from) the clay of the grave of Ĥusain (a.s.). Allāh, the Exalted, will cure those who eat from it to treat an illness.




5 وَ وَجَدْتُ فِي حَدِيثِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ مِهْرَانَ الْفَارِسِيِّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سَيَّارٍ عَنْ يَعْقُوبَ بْنِ يَزِيدَ يَرْفَعُ الْحَدِيثَ إِلَى الصَّادِقِ (ع) قَالَ مَنْ بَاعَ طِينَ قَبْرِ الْحُسَيْنِ (ع) فَإِنَّهُ يَبِيعُ لَحْمَ الْحُسَيْنِ (ع) وَ يَشْتَرِيهِ


5. I found the following in the Ĥadǐth of Ĥusain ibn Mihrān Al-Fārisi who narrated from Muĥammad ibn Sayyār, from Ya’qūb ibn Yazǐd, who narrated that: Imam Šādiq (a.s.) said: Anyone who sells the clay of the grave of Ĥusain (a.s.) has sold and bought the flesh of Ĥusain (a.s.).