29. The Case of a Fasting Person’s Sniffling or Use of Eardrops or Enema

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1ـ أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الأَشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنِ الصَّائِمِ يَشْتَكِي أُذُنَهُ يَصُبُّ فِيهَا الدَّوَاءَ قَالَ لا بَأْسَ بِهِ.


1. Abu Ali al-Ash’ariy has narrated from Muhammad ‘Abd al-Jabbar from Safwan ibn Yahya from Hammad ibn ‘Uthaman who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘Can a man who complains of an ear-ache apply medicine to it?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful.’”


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2ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ حَمَّادٍ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) عَنِ الصَّائِمِ يَصُبُّ فِي أُذُنِهِ الدُّهْنَ قَالَ لا بَأْسَ بِهِ.


2. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hammad who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘Can a fasting man apply oil to his ears?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful.’”


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3ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ أَنَّهُ سَأَلَهُ عَنِ الرَّجُلِ يَحْتَقِنُ تَكُونُ بِهِ الْعِلَّةُ فِي شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ فَقَالَ الصَّائِمُ لا يَجُوزُ لَهُ أَنْ يَحْتَقِنَ.


3. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from who has said the following: “I once asked him (the Imam), ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about a man who performs an enema because of an illness in the month of Ramadan. He (the Imam) said, ‘Performing an enema is not permissible when fasting.’”




4ـ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ رِبَاطٍ عَنِ ابْنِ مُسْكَانَ عَنْ لَيْثٍ الْمُرَادِيِّ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) عَنِ الصَّائِمِ يَحْتَجِمُ وَيَصُبُّ فِي أُذُنِهِ الدُّهْنَ قَالَ لا بَأْسَ إِلاَّ السُّعُوطَ فَإِنَّهُ يُكْرَهُ.


4. Ahmad ibn Muhammad from has narrated from Ali ibn al-Husayn from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn al-Hassan from his father from Ali ibn Ribat from ibn Muskan from Layth al-Muradiy who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the case of a fasting man who applies cupping and oil in his ears. He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful except sniffing snuff, which is undesirable.’”


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5ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنِ الْعَمْرَكِيِّ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ عَنْ أَخِيهِ مُوسَى بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِما السَّلاَم) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنِ الرَّجُلِ وَالْمَرْأَةِ هَلْ يَصْلُحُ لَهُمَا أَنْ يَسْتَدْخِلا الدَّوَاءَ وَهُمَا صَائِمَانِ قَالَ لا بَأْسَ.


5. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from al-‘Amrakiy ibn Ali from Ali ibn Ja’far from his brother who has said the following: “I once asked him (the Imam), ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the case of a man and woman who apply medicine inside. He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful.’”


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6ـ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ كَتَبْتُ إِلَى أَبِي الْحَسَنِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) مَا تَقُولُ فِي التَّلَطُّفِ يَسْتَدْخِلُهُ الإِنْسَانُ وَهُوَ صَائِمٌ فَكَتَبَ لا بَأْسَ بِالْجَامِدِ.


6. Ahmad ibn Muhammad from has narrated from Ali ibn al-Husayn from Muhammad ibn al-Husayn from his father who has said the following: “I once wrote to abu al-Hassan and asked about one’s performing an enema when fasting. He (the Imam) wrote back, ‘It is not harmful with a solid substance (as opposed to liquid).”’


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