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Hadith #1

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا محمد بن أبي القاسم، عن محمد بن علي الكوفي بإسناده رفعه إلى أبي عبد الله عليه السلام أنه قيل له: الرجل يشرب بنفس واحد؟ قال: لا بأس، قلت: فإن من قبلنا يقول: ذلك شرب الهيم؟ فقال: إنما شرب الهيم ما لم يذكر اسم الله عليه.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Muhammed bin Abi’l-Qasim, from Muhammed bin Ali al-Kufi, with a chain of narrators that he ascribed to Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that it was said to him: (What is the ruling of) A man who drinks in one breath? He said: There is no harm. I said: There are those before us who say that this is (like) the drinking of thirsty cattle? Then he said: The (like of the) drinking of thirsty cattle is only that which the Name of Allah has not been mentioned upon.



Hadith #2

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري، عن أحمد بن محمد بن خالد، عن عثمان بن عيسى، عن شيخ من أهل المدينة، قال: سألت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام: عن رجل يشرب فلا يقطع حتى يروي، فقال: فهل اللذة إلا ذاك؟ قلت: فإنهم يقولون: إنه شرب الهيم ؟ فقال: كذبوا إنما شرب الهيم ما لم يذكر [اسم] الله عز وجل عليه.

2. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Abdullah bin Ja’far al-Himyari, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Khalid, from Uthman bin Isa, from an old man from the people of Medina, that he said: I asked Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, about a man who drinks and does not stop until he is satisfied. He said: Is satisfaction but that? I said: They say that it is (like) the drinking of thirsty cattle? He said: They have lied. The drinking of thirsty cattle is only that which the Name of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, has not been mentioned upon.



Hadith #3

حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن أحمد، وعبد الله ابني محمد بن عيسى، عن محمد بن أبي عمير، عن حماد بن عثمان الناب، عن عبد الله بن علي الحلبي، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: ثلاثة أنفاس في الشرب أفضل من نفس واحد في الشرب، وقال: كان يكره أن يشبه بالهيم قلت: وما الهيم؟ قال: الرمل . وفي حديث آخر هي الإبل.

3. We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan bin Ahmad bin Waleed, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan al-Saffar, from Ahmad and Abdullah, the two sons of Muhammed bin Isa, from Muhammed bin Abi ‘Umayr, from Hammad bin Uthman al-Na’ib, from Abdullah bin Ali al-Halabi, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that he said: Three breaths while drinking is better than one breath while drinking. He also said that it is disliked that it resembles thirsty cattle. I said: And what are thirsty camels? He said: Riding animals. And in another narration it is camels.