Al-Kāfi - Volume 6 > Oil and the Olive
Hadith #1

عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْأَشْعَرِيِّ عَنِ ابْنِ الْقَدَّاحِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) كُلُوا الزَّيْتَ وَ ادَّهِنُوا بِالزَّيْتِ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْ شَجَرَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ .

1. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ja‘far ibn Muhammad al-Ash‘ariy from ibn al-Qaddah who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that the Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, has said, ‘Use Olive oil for food and rubbing; it is from the blessed tree.’ Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Faddal from ibn al-Qaddah from abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has narrated from a similar Hadith.”



Hadith #2

مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنِ ابْنِ الْقَدَّاحِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) مِثْلَهُ .أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الْأَشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنْ عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ الدِّهْقَانِ عَنْ دُرُسْتَ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْحَمِيدِ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ كَانَ مِمَّا أَوْصَى بِهِ آدَمُ ( عليه السلام ) إِلَى هِبَةِ اللَّهِ ابْنِهِ أَنْ كُلِ الزَّيْتُونَ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْ شَجَرَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ .

2. Abu Ali al-Ash‘ariy has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jabbar from ‘Ubayd Allah al-Dihqan from Durust from Ibrahim ibn ‘Abd al-Hamid who has said the following: “Abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Of the matters that Adam said in his will to Hibbahtu Allah, his son was this: ‘You must eat olives because they are from the blessed tree.’”



Hadith #3

عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ يَعْقُوبَ بْنِ يَزِيدَ عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ الْمُبَارَكِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ جَبَلَةَ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ أَوْ غَيْرِهِ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِأَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) إِنَّهُمْ يَقُولُونَ الزَّيْتُونُ يُهَيِّجُ الرِّيَاحَ فَقَالَ إِنَّ الزَّيْتُونَ يَطْرُدُ الرِّيَاحَ .

3. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah from Ya‘qub ibn Yazid from Yahya ibn al-Mubarak from ‘Abd Allah ibn Jabalah from Ishaq ibn ‘Ammar and others who has said the following: “I once said to abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, that they say, ‘Olives stir up gas. He (the Imam) said, ‘Olives dispel gas.’”



Hadith #4

عَنْهُ عَنْ مَنْصُورِ بْنِ الْعَبَّاسِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ وَاسِعٍ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَزِيدَ عَنْ أَبِي دَاوُدَ النَّخَعِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ قَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ( عليه السلام ) ادَّهِنُوا بِالزَّيْتِ وَ أْتَدِمُوا بِهِ فَإِنَّهُ دُهْنَةُ الْأَخْيَارِ وَ إِدَامُ الْمُصْطَفَيْنَ مُسِحَتْ بِالْقُدْسِ مَرَّتَيْنِ بُورِكَتْ مُقْبِلَةً وَ بُورِكَتْ مُدْبِرَةً لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَهَا دَاءٌ .

4. It is narrated from the narrator of the previous Hadith from Mansur ibn al-‘Abbas from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn Wasi’ from Ishaq ibn ’Isma‘il from Muhammad ibn Yazid from abu Dawud al-Nakha’iy who has said the following: “’Amir al-Mu’minin, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Use olives for rubbing and as sauce; it is the rubbing oil of the virtuous people and the sauce of the chosen ones. It was touched with holiness twice and it was blessed when coming and returning (plentiful or scarce) and with it illness does not harm.”’



Hadith #5

مَنْصُورُ بْنُ الْعَبَّاسِ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الزَّارِعِ الْبَصْرِيِّ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ ذَكَرْنَا عِنْدَهُ الزَّيْتُونَ فَقَالَ الرَّجُلُ يَجْلِبُ الرِّيَاحَ فَقَالَ لَا بَلْ يَطْرُدُ الرِّيَاحَ .

5. Mansur ibn al-‘Abbas has narrated from Ibrahim ibn Muhammad al-Zari‘ al-Basriy from a man who has said the following: “We mentioned olives before abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, and a man said it stirs up gas. He (the Imam) said, ‘No, it dispels gas.’”



Hadith #6

عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنِ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنِ الْجَرِيرِيِّ عَنْ عَبْدِ الْمُؤْمِنِ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) الزَّيْتُ دُهْنُ الْأَبْرَارِ وَ إِدَامُ الْأَخْيَارِ بُورِكَ فِيهِ مُقْبِلًا وَ بُورِكَ فِيهِ مُدْبِراً انْغَمَسَ بِالْقُدْسِ مَرَّتَيْنِ .

6. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from al-Nawfaliy al-Jaririy from ‘Abd al-Mu’min al-Ansariy who has said the following: “Abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that the Messenger of Allah, has said, ‘Olives are the rubbing oil of the virtuous ones and the sauce of the selected ones. It was blessed when coming as well as returning (plentiful or scarce) and immersed in holiness twice.’”



Hadith #7

مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ رَفَعَهُ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) الزَّيْتُونُ يَزِيدُ فِي الْمَاءِ .

7. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from ‘Abd Allah ibn Ja‘far in a marfu‘ manner who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Olives increase in water.’”