33. Clipping and Shaving Hairs

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مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ مُعَمَّرِ بْنِ خَلَّادٍ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ ثَلَاثٌ مَنْ عَرَفَهُنَّ لَمْ يَدَعْهُنَّ جَزُّ الشَّعْرِ وَ تَشْمِيرُ الثِّيَابِ وَ نِكَاحُ الْإِمَاءِ .


1. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Mu’ammar ibn Khallad who has said the following: “Abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘If one comes to know of three things he will not ignore them. They are clipping hairs, rolling up clothes and going to bed with slave-girls.”’


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: صحيح - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/378)



عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ قَالَ لِي اسْتَأْصِلْ شَعْرَكَ يَقِلُّ دَرَنُهُ وَ دَوَابُّهُ وَ وَسَخُهُ وَ تَغْلُظُ رَقَبَتُكَ وَ يَجْلُو بَصَرُكَوَ فِي رِوَايَةٍ أُخْرَى وَ يَسْتَرِيحُ بَدَنُكَ .


2. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Muhammad ibn abu Hamzah from Ishaq ibn ‘Ammar who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, once said to me, ‘You must clip your hairs; it reduces its smell, bugs (like flea etc.) and dirt. It thickens your neck and clears your eyesight.’” In another Hadith it is said that it comforts your body.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن أو موثق - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/378)



عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي نَصْرٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِأَبِي الْحَسَنِ ( عليه السلام ) إِنَّ أَصْحَابَنَا يَرْوُونَ أَنَّ حَلْقَ الرَّأْسِ فِي غَيْرِ حَجٍّ وَ لَا عُمْرَةٍ مُثْلَةٌ فَقَالَ كَانَ أَبُو الْحَسَنِ ( عليه السلام ) إِذَا قَضَى مَنَاسِكَهُ عَدَلَ إِلَى قَرْيَةٍ يُقَالُ لَهَا سَايَةُ فَحَلَقَ .


3. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn abu Nasr who has said the following: “I once said to abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘Our people narrate that shaving one’s head, except for al-Hajj or al-‘Umrah, is like causing deformity.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al- Salam, after al-Hajj and al-‘Umrah would go to the town called Sayah and shave his head.’”


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عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ رَفَعَهُ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِأَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) إِنَّ النَّاسَ يَقُولُونَ إِنَّ حَلْقَ الرَّأْسِ مُثْلَةٌ فَقَالَ عُمْرَةٌ لَنَا وَ مُثْلَةٌ لِأَعْدَائِنَا .


4. Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from in a marfu‘ manner the following: “I once said to abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘People say shaving of the head is like causing deformity.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘It is like performing al-‘Umrah for us and deformity for our enemies.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرفوع - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (22/379)



مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى وَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ جَمِيعاً عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عُمَرَ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ قَالَ حَجَمَنِي الْحَجَّامُ فَحَلَقَ مِنْ مَوْضِعِ النُّقْرَةِ فَرَآنِي أَبُو الْحَسَنِ ( عليه السلام ) فَقَالَ أَيُّ شَيْ‏ءٍ هَذَا اذْهَبْ فَاحْلِقْ رَأْسَكَ قَالَ فَذَهَبْتُ وَ حَلَقْتُ رَأْسِي .


5. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa and Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from all from ibn abu ‘Umayr from ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn ‘Umar ibn Aslam who has said the following: “I once applied cupping. The cupping man shaved that area. Abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, saw me and asked, ‘What is this? Go and shave your head.’ I went and shaved my head.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/379)



أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الْأَشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ عَنِ ابْنِ سِنَانٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِأَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) مَا تَقُولُ فِي إِطَالَةِ الشَّعْرِ فَقَالَ كَانَ أَصْحَابُ مُحَمَّدٍ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) مُشْعِرِينَ يَعْنِي الطَّمَّ .


6. Abu Ali al-Ash‘ariy has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jabbar from Safwan from ibn Sinan who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about growing long hairs. He (the Imam) said that companions of the Holy Prophet, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, clipped their hairs.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: صحيح - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (22/380)



عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ سَعْدَانَ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ إِنِّي لَأَحْلِقُ كُلَّ جُمُعَةٍ فِيمَا بَيْنَ الطَّلْيَةِ إِلَى الطَّلْيَةِ .


7. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Sa’dan from abu Basir who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘I shave every Friday from this to that duration.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/380)



عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ الْمُبَارَكِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ جَبَلَةَ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ قُلْتُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ رُبَّمَا كَثُرَ الشَّعْرُ فِي قَفَايَ فَيَغُمُّنِي غَمّاً شَدِيداً فَقَالَ لِي يَا إِسْحَاقُ أَ مَا عَلِمْتَ أَنَّ حَلْقَ الْقَفَا يَذْهَبُ بِالْغَمِّ .


8. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Yahya ibn al-Mubarak from ‘Abd Allah ibn Jabalah from Ishaq ibn ‘Ammar who has said the following: “I once said to abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘I pray to Allah to keep my soul in service for your cause, at times hairs grow at my back and it causes great worries for me.’ He (the Imam) said to me, ‘O Ishaq did you not know that shaving one’s back dispels anxieties?”’


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (22/380)