43. Taking Shower or Bath

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عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ أَوْ غَيْرِهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ الْجَبَلِيِّ رَفَعَهُ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ( صلوات الله عليه ) نِعْمَ الْبَيْتُ الْحَمَّامُ يُذَكِّرُ النَّارَ وَ يَذْهَبُ بِالدَّرَنِ وَ قَالَ عُمَرُ بِئْسَ الْبَيْتُ الْحَمَّامُ يُبْدِي الْعَوْرَةَ وَ يَهْتِكُ السِّتْرَ قَالَ وَ نَسَبَ النَّاسُ قَوْلَ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ( عليه السلام ) إِلَى عُمَرَ وَ قَوْلَ عُمَرَ إِلَى أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ( عليه السلام ) .


1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from his father or others from Muhammad ibn Aslam al-Jabaliy in a marfu‘ manner has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that ’Amir al-Mu’minin has said, ‘The bathhouse is a very good house; it reminds of fire and banishes dirt.’ ‘Umar has said, ‘A bathhouse is the worst house; it exposes private parts and violates secrets.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘People have ascribed the words of ’Amir al-Mu’minin to ‘Umar and vice versa.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (22/396)



عَنْهُ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ وَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ حَسَّانَ عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ الْجَعْفَرِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ الْحَمَّامُ يَوْمٌ وَ يَوْمٌ لَا يُكْثِرُ اللَّحْمَ وَ إِدْمَانُهُ فِي كُلِّ يَوْمٍ يُذِيبُ شَحْمَ الْكُلْيَتَيْنِ .


2. It is narrated from the narrator of the previous Hadith from Ali ibn al-Hakam from and Ali ibn Hassan from Sulayman ibn al-Ja‘fariy who has said the following: “Abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Taking a bath one day and the day after does not increase flesh. Continuously taking a bath every day melts the fat of the kidneys.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: صحيح - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (22/397)



عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ رِفَاعَةَ بْنِ مُوسَى عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) مَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَ الْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ فَلَا يَدْخُلِ الْحَمَّامَ إِلَّا بِمِئْزَرٍ .


3. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘ Umayr from Rifa‘ah ibn Musa 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, ‘If one believes in Allah and in the life hereafter, he must not enter a bathhouse without a loincloth.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن 2 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/397)



مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْحَجَّالِ عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ الْجَعْفَرِيِّ قَالَ مَرِضْتُ حَتَّى ذَهَبَ لَحْمِي فَدَخَلْتُ عَلَى الرِّضَا ( صلوات الله عليه ) فَقَالَ أَ يَسُرُّكَ أَنْ يَعُودَ إِلَيْكَ لَحْمُكَ قُلْتُ بَلَى قَالَ الْزَمِ الْحَمَّامَ غِبّاً فَإِنَّهُ يَعُودُ إِلَيْكَ لَحْمُكَ وَ إِيَّاكَ أَنْ تُدْمِنَهُ فَإِنَّ إِدْمَانَهُ يُورِثُ السِّلَّ .


4. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ‘Abd Allah ibn Muhammad al-Hajj al from Sulayman al- Ja’fariy who has said the following: “Once I became ill until I lost all of my flesh. I visited al-Rida’, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, who asked, ‘Will you like to see your flesh come back?’ I replied, ‘Yes, I like to see my flesh come back.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘You must continue taking a bath one day and on the day after the next day, your flesh will come back. You must not take a bath every day because it causes tuberculosis.’” (Perhaps if it is a public bathhouse)


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: صحيح 2 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/397)



أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنِ الْمُثَنَّى بْنِ الْوَلِيدِ الْحَنَّاطِ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ لَا تَدْخُلِ الْحَمَّامَ إِلَّا وَ فِي جَوْفِكَ شَيْ‏ءٌ يُطْفَأُ بِهِ عَنْكَ وَهَجُ الْمَعِدَةِ وَ هُوَ أَقْوَى لِلْبَدَنِ وَ لَا تَدْخُلْهُ وَ أَنْتَ مُمْتَلِئٌ مِنَ الطَّعَامِ .


5. Ahmad ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ali ibn al-Hakam from al-Muthanna’ al-Hannat from abu Basir who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Do not enter a bathhouse until there is something in your belly to calm down the excitement of your stomach and it is more energizing for the body. Do not enter it with your stomach full of food.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن 2 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/397)



عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ رِفَاعَةَ بْنِ مُوسَى عَمَّنْ أَخْبَرَهُ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) أَنَّهُ كَانَ إِذَا أَرَادَ دُخُولَ الْحَمَّامِ تَنَاوَلَ شَيْئاً فَأَكَلَهُ قَالَ قُلْتُ لَهُ إِنَّ النَّاسَ عِنْدَنَا يَقُولُونَ إِنَّهُ عَلَى الرِّيقِ أَجْوَدُ مَا يَكُونُ قَالَ لَا بَلْ يُؤْكَلُ شَيْ‏ءٌ قَبْلَهُ يُطْفِئُ الْمَرَارَةَ وَ يُسَكِّنُ حَرَارَةَ الْجَوْفِ .


6. Ali ibn al-Hakam from has narrated from Rifa‘ah ibn Musa from those who narrated to him who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, when about to take a bath would eat something. I once asked, ‘People around us say that before eating anything is the best time for taking a bath.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘No, one must eat something before taking bath; it banished bitterness (acidity) and calms down the temperature in the belly.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرسل - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (22/397)



عدة من أصحابنا، عن سهل بن زياد، عن منصور بن العباس، عن حمزة بن عبدالله، عن ربعي، عن عبيد الله الدابقي قال: دخلت حماما بالمدينة فإذا شيخ كبيرو هو قيم الحمام فقلت: يا شيخ لمن هذا الحمام؟ فقال: لابي جعفر محمد بن علي بن الحسين عليهم السلام فقلت: كان يدخله؟ قال: نعم، فقلت: كيف كان يصنع؟ قال: كان يدخل فيبدء فيطلي عانته وما يليها ثم يلف على طرف إحليله ويدعوني فاطلي سائر بدنه، فقلت له يوما من الايام: الذي تكره أن أراه قد رأيته، فقال: كلا إن النورة سترة.


7. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Mansur ibn al-‘Abbas from Hamzah ibn ‘Abd Allah from Rib‘iy from ‘Ubayd Allah al-Dabiqiy who has said the following: “I once in al-Madinah entered a bathhouse and an old man was the manager of the bathhouse. I asked, ‘O Shaykh to whom does this bathhouse belong?’ He replied, ‘It belongs to abu Ja‘far, Muhammad ibn Ali ibn al-Husayn, ‘Alayhim al-Salam.’ I then asked, ‘Did he use it?’ He replied, ‘Yes, he did.’ I then asked, ’How would he use it?’ He said, ’First he applied lime to his pubic region and the surrounding area and to his urethra then he would call me to apply to the other parts of his body.’ I then asked, ‘Did you ever see what you do not like to see ? 5 He replied, ‘It never happened because lime is a cover.”’


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (22/398)



عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ وَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ بَزِيعٍ جَمِيعاً عَنْ حَنَانِ بْنِ سَدِيرٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ دَخَلْتُ أَنَا وَ أَبِي وَ جَدِّي وَ عَمِّي حَمَّاماً بِالْمَدِينَةِ فَإِذَا رَجُلٌ فِي بَيْتِ الْمَسْلَخِ فَقَالَ لَنَا مِمَّنِ الْقَوْمُ فَقُلْنَا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْعِرَاقِ فَقَالَ وَ أَيُّ الْعِرَاقِ قُلْنَا كُوفِيُّونَ فَقَالَ مَرْحَباً بِكُمْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكُوفَةِ أَنْتُمُ الشِّعَارُ دُونَ الدِّثَارِ ثُمَّ قَالَ مَا يَمْنَعُكُمْ مِنَ الْأُزُرِ فَإِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) قَالَ عَوْرَةُ الْمُؤْمِنِ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِ حَرَامٌقَالَ فَبَعَثَ إِلَى أَبِي كِرْبَاسَةً فَشَقَّهَا بِأَرْبَعَةٍ ثُمَّ أَخَذَ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مِنَّا وَاحِداً ثُمَّ دَخَلْنَا فِيهَا فَلَمَّا كُنَّا فِي الْبَيْتِ الْحَارِّ صَمَدَ لِجَدِّي فَقَالَ يَا كَهْلُ مَا يَمْنَعُكَ مِنَ الْخِضَابِ فَقَالَ لَهُ جَدِّي أَدْرَكْتُ مَنْ هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِنِّي وَ مِنْكَ لَا يَخْتَضِبُ قَالَ فَغَضِبَ لِذَلِكَ حَتَّى عَرَفْنَا غَضَبَهُ فِي الْحَمَّامِ قَالَ وَ مَنْ ذَلِكَ الَّذِي هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِنِّي فَقَالَ أَدْرَكْتُ عَلِيَّ بْنَ أَبِي طَالِبٍ ( عليه السلام ) وَ هُوَ لَا يَخْتَضِبُ قَالَ فَنَكَسَ رَأْسَهُ وَ تَصَابَّ عَرَقاً فَقَالَ صَدَقْتَ وَ بَرِرْتَثُمَّ قَالَ يَا كَهْلُ إِنْ تَخْتَضِبْ فَإِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) قَدْ خَضَبَ وَ هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِنْ عَلِيٍّ ( عليه السلام ) وَ إِنْ تَتْرُكْ فَلَكَ بِعَلِيٍّ سُنَّةٌ قَالَ فَلَمَّا خَرَجْنَا مِنَ الْحَمَّامِ سَأَلْنَا عَنِ الرَّجُلِ فَإِذَا هُوَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ ( عليه السلام ) وَ مَعَهُ ابْنُهُ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ ( عليه السلام ) .


8. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn ’Isma‘il ibn Bazi‘ all from Hanan ibn Sadir from his father who has said the following: “My father, grandfather, uncle and I once entered a bathhouse in al-Madinah and there was a man in the room for undressing. He asked, ‘From where are you people ?’ We replied, ‘We are from Iraq.’ He then asked, ‘From which part of Iraq are you?’ We replied that we are from al-Kufah.’ He said, ‘Welcome, O people of al-Kufah, but you wear only one layer of clothes and why do you not have loincloths? The Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, has said, “Private parts of believing people are unlawful for the believing people.’” He then sent a piece of cotton fabric for my father and made it in four parts. Then each one of us took one piece. When we were in the hot room, he turned to my grandfather and said, ‘Old man, what prevents you from using dyes?’ My grandfather said, ‘I lived with one who was better than me and you, and who did not use dyes.’ He became angry so much so that we noticed it in the bathhouse. He asked, ‘Who is that person better than you and me?’ He replied, ‘I lived with Ali ibn abu Talib, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, and he did not use dyes.’ He looked down and perspired. He said, ‘You have spoken the truth and proved your point.’ ‘O old man, if the Messenger of Allah used dyes, you should also use dyes because he is better than Ali ibn abu Talib, but if you will not use it you have followed the Sunnah of Ali ibn abu Talib.’ He (the narrator) has said, ‘When we left the bathhouse we asked about the man and found out that he was Ali ibn al-Husayn, along with his son, Muhammad ibn Ali, ‘Alayhim al-Salam.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن أو موثق - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (22/398)



محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن علي بن الحكم، عن علي بن أبي حمزة قال: دخلت مع أبي بصير الحمام فنظرت إلى أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قد أطلى وأطلى إبطيه بالنورة قال: فخبرت أبا بصير فقال: أرشد ني إليه لاسأله عنه فقلت: قد رأيته أنا فقال: أنت قد رأيته وأنا لم أره أرشدني إليه قال: فأرشدته إليه فقال له: جعلت فداك أخبرني قائدي أنك قد أطليت وطليت إبطيك بالنورة؟ قال: نعم يا أبا محمد إن نتف الابطين يضعف البصر، أطل يا أبا محمد، قال: فقال: أطليت منذ أيام فقال: أطل فإنه طهور.


9. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Ali ibn abu Hamzah who has said the following: “I once entered a bathhouse with abu Basir and saw abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, who had applied (lime) and on his underarms. I then informed abu Basir and he asked me to lead him so he can ask him about it. I said, ‘I saw him.’ He said, ‘You saw him (the Imam) but I cannot see him (the Imam)? Lead me to where he is.’ I then led him and he said, ‘I pray to Allah to keep my soul in service for your cause, my lead has said that you have applied lime and on your underarms.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Yes, O abu Muhammad, pulling up hairs of underarms weakens eyesight, so you must apply lime, O abu Muhammad.’ He (the narrator) has said, ‘I applied since that time and he (the Imam) said, ‘Apply; it is cleansing.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (22/399)



أحمد بن محمد، عن علي بن الحكم، عن رجل من بني هاشم قال: دخلت على جماعة من بني هاشم فسلمت عليهم في بيت مظلم فقال بعضهم: سلم على أبي الحسن عليه السلام فإنه في الصدر قال: فسلمت عليه وجلست بين يديه فقلت له: قد أحببت أن ألقاك منذ حين لاسألك عن أشياء فقال: سل ما بدالك قلت: ما تقول في الحمام؟ قال: لا تدخل الحمام إلا بمئزر، وغض بصرك، ولا تغتسل من غسالة ماء الحمام فإنه يغتسل فيه من الزنا ويغتسل فيه ولد الزنا والناصب لنا أهل البيت وهو شرهم(1).


10. Ahmad ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ali ibn al-Hakam from a man of banu Hashim who has said the following: “I once entered in dark house where a group of banu Hashim were and I offered them greeting of peace with the phrase of offering greeting. A certain one among them said, ‘Offer greeting of peace to abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, he is in the center.’ He (the narrator) has said, ‘I offered him (the Imam) greeting of peace and sat in front of him and said, “Since a long time I loved to visit you to ask about certain things.’” He (the Imam) said, ‘Ask whatever you like.’ I then asked, ‘What do you say about using a bathhouse?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Do not enter a bathhouse without a loincloth, keep your eyes cast down, do not wash with used water because fornicators take a bath with it as well as those bom out of wedlock, and enemies of Ah/ al-Bayt, ‘Alayhim al-Salam, who are the worst of them. 5 ”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول 2 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/400)



أحمد بن محمد، عن علي بن أحمدبن أشيم، عن سليمان الجعفري قال(2): من أراد أن يحمل لحما فليدخل الحمام يوما ويغب يوما ومن أراد أن يضمر(3) وكان كثير اللحم فيلدخل الحمام كل يوم.


11. Ahmad ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ali ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Ushaym from Sufayman af-Ja‘fariy who has said the foifowing: “He (the Imam) has said, ‘If one wants to gain weight he should use a bathhouse one day and the day after the next day but if one is heavy and wants to lose weight he should use a bathhouse every day.”’


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول 2 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/400)



علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن عبدالرحمن بن الحجاج قال: سألت أبا عبدالله عليه السلام عن الرجل يطلي بالنورة فيجعل له الدقيق بالزيت يلت به فيمسح به بعد النورة ليقطع ريحها عنه، قال: لا بأس.


12. Afi ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from ‘ Abd al-Rahman ibn al-Hajj aj who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the case of a man who applies lime, then mixes flour with oil then rubs it on him after lime to remove its smell. He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن وآخره مرسل 2 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/400)



وفى حديث آخر لعبد الرحمن قال: رأيت أبا الحسن عليه السلام وقد تدلك بدقيق ملتوت بالزيت فقلت له: إن الناس يكرهون ذلك، قال: لا بأس به.


13. In another Hadith it is narrated from ‘Abd al-Rahman who has said the following: “I once saw abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, rubbing with flour mixed with oil and I said that people dislike it. He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful.’”




عدة من أصحابنا عن أحمد بن محمد بن خالد، عن عثمان بن عيسى، عن إسحاق ابن عبدالعزيز قال: سئل أبوعبدالله عليه السلام عن التدلك بالدقيق بعد النورة فقال: لا بأس قلت: يزعمون أنه إسراف، فقال: ليس فيماأصلح البدن إسراف إني ربما أمرت بالنقي(4) فيلت لي بالزيت فأتدلك به، إنما الاسراف فيما أتلف المال وأضر بالبدن.


14. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from ‘Uthman ibn ‘Isa from Ishaq ibn ‘Abd al-’Aziz who has said the following: “Once abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, was asked about rubbing with flour after lime. He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful.’ I then said, ‘They think it is misuse of flour.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Use of things for the benefit of body is not a misuse. I sometimes ask for bleached flour mixed with oil and rub. Misuse is when one’s belongings are destroyed and the body is harmed.’”


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علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، ومحمد بن إسماعيل، عن الفضل بن شاذان جميعا، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن هشام بن الحكم، عن أبي الحسن صلوات الله عليه في الرجل يطلي ويتدلك بالزيت والدقيق، قال: لا بأس به.


15. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from and Muhammad ibn ’Isma‘il has narrated from al-Fadl ibn Shadhan from all from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hisham ibn al-Hakam who has said the following: “About the case of a man who rubs his body with flour and oil after lime, abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al- Salam, has said, ‘It is not harmful.’”


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علي، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن محمد بن أسلم الجبلي، عن علي بن أبي حمزة، عن أبان بن تغلب قال: قلت لابي عبدالله عليه السلام: إنا لنسافر ولايكون معنا نخالة فنتدلك بالدقيق فقال: لا بأس إنما الفساد فيما أضربالبدن وأتلف المال فأما ما أصلح البدن فإنه ليس بفساد إني ربما أمرت غلامي فلت لي النقي بالزيت فأتدلك به.


16. Ali has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Aslam al-Jabaliy from Ali ibn abu Hamzah from Aban ibn Taghlib who has said the following: “I once said to abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘Sometimes when on a journey we do not find bran; if we can rub with flour.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful. It is bad only when belongings are destroyed and the body is harmed. If body is benefited then it is not bad. I sometimes command my slave to prepare bleached flour with oil and I rub with it.’”


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محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن علي بن الحكم، عن سيف بن عميرة قال: خرج أبوعبدالله عليه السلام من الحمام فتلبس وتعمم فقال لي: إذا خرجت من الحمام فتعمم، قال: فما تركت العمامة عند خروجي من الحمام في شتاء ولا صيف.


17. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Sayf ibn ‘Amirah who has said the following: “Once abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, came out of the bathhouse, dressed, wore his turban and said to me, ‘When you come out of bathhouse wear a turban.’ He (the narrator) has said, ‘I thereafter would always wear a turban after coming out of the bathhouse in winter and summer.’”


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علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن رجل، عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: سألته عن الرجل يطلي فيبول وهو قائم؟ قال: لا بأس به.


18. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from a man who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the case of a man who applies lime and urinates standing. He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful. 5 ”


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محمد بن يحيى، عن علي بن الحسن التيمي، عن محمد بن أبي حمزة، عن عمر ابن يزيد، عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: كان أميرالمؤمنين صلوات الله عليه يقول: ألا لا يستلقين أحدكم في الحمام فإنه يذيب شحم الكليتين ولا يدلكن رجليه بالخزف فإنه يورث الجذام.


19. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ali ibn al-Hassan al-Taymiy from Muhammad ibn abu Hamzah from ‘Umar ibn Yazid who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that ’Amir al-Mu’minin has said, ‘You must not lie down on your back in the bathhouse; it melts the fat of kidneys and must not rub your feet with pottery because it may cause leprosy.”’


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محمد بن يحيى رفعه، عن عبدالله بن مسكان قال: كنا جماعة من أصحابنا دخلنا الحمام فلما خرجنا لقينا أبوعبدالله عليه السلام فقال لنا: من أين أقبلتم؟ فقلنا له: من الحمام فقال: أنقى الله غسلكم فقلنا له: جعلنا فداك، وإنا جئنا معه حتى دخل الحمام فجلسنا له حتى خرج فقلنا له: أنقى الله غسلك فقال: طهركم الله.


20. Muhammad ibn Yahya in a marfu‘ manner has narrated the following from ‘Abd Allah ibn Muskan: “Once we in a group of our people entered a bathhouse and when coming out we met abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, who asked us, ‘Wherefrom are you coming?’ We replied, ‘We are coming from the bathhouse.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘May Allah make your bathing pure and clean.’ We then said, ‘We pray to Allah to keep our souls in service for your cause.’ We then went with him (the Imam). He (the Imam) entered the bathhouse and we waited until he came out, then we said, ‘May Allah make your bathing pure and clean.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘May Allah cleanse you.’”


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محمد بن الحسن، وعلي بن محمد بن بندار، عن إبراهيم بن إسحاق النهاوندي، عن عبدالرحمن بن حماد، عن أبي مريم الانصاري رفعه قال: إن الحسن بن علي عليهما السلام خرج من الحمام فلقيه إنسان فقال: طاب استحمامك فقال: يا لكع وما تصنع بالاست ههنا(1) فقال: طاب حميمك فقال: أما تعلم أن الحميم العرق قال: فطاب حمامك قال: وإذا طاب حمامي فأي شئ لي ولكن قل طهر ما طاب منك وطاب ما طهر منك(2).


21. Muhammad ibn al-Hassan and Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Bandar have narrated from Ibrahim ibn Ishaq al-Nahawandiy from ‘Abd al- Rahman ibn Hammad from abu Maryam al-Ansariy in a marfu‘ manner has said the following: “Once al-Hassan ibn Ali, ‘Alayhim al-Salam, came out of the bathhouse and someone met him and said, ‘I wish you a fine bathing Istihmam.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘You are poor in vocabulary, why does the word ‘’1st’ (meaning your seeking bath or the word’s other meaning which is ‘buttock’) need to be mentioned?’ He then said, ‘I wish you a good ‘Humaym’ . He (the Imam) said, ‘Did you not know that ‘Humaym’ means perspiration?’ He then said, ‘May your bathhouse be nice.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘If you wish a nice bathhouse then what is for me in it? You should instead say, ‘I wish purity for what is nice of you and nicety of what is pure of you.’”


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عدة من أصحابنا، عن سهل بن زياد، عن محمد بن عيسى، عن إسماعيل بن يسار، عن عثمان بن عفان السدوسي، عن بشير النبال قال: سألت أبا جعفر عليه السلام عن الحمام فقال: تريد الحمام؟ فقلت: نعم قال: فأمر بإسخان الحمام ثم دخل فاتزر بإزار وغطى ركبتيه وسرته ثم أمر صاحب الحمام فطلى ما كان خارجا من الازار ثم قال: اخرج عني ثم طلى هو ما تحته بيده ثم قال: هكذا فافعل.


22. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from ’Isma‘il ibn Yasar from ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan al-Sadusiy from Bashir al-Nabbal who has said the following: “I once asked abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about using a bathhouse. He (the Imam) asked, ‘Do you want to take a bath?’ I replied, ‘Yes, I like to take a bath.’ He (the Imam) commanded to warm up the bathhouse. He then entered in it and wore a loincloth, which covered from his belly button down to his knees. Then he commanded the owner of the bathhouse to apply on him (lime or oil) on what was not covered by the loincloth. Then he (the Imam) asked him to move away. He (the Imam) then applied with his hand on the area under the loincloth and said, ‘This is how you must take a bath.’”


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سهل رفعه قال: قال أبوعبدالله عليه السلام: لا يدخل الرجل مع ابنه الحمام فينظر إلى عورته.


23. Sahl in a marfu‘ manner has narrated the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘A man must not enter a bathhouse with his son to allow him look at his private parts.’”


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علي بن محمد بن بندار، عن إبراهيم بن إسحاق، عن يوسف بن السخت رفعه قال: قال أبوعبدالله عليه السلام: لا تتك في الحمام فإنه يذيب شحم الكليتين، ولا تسرح في الحمام فإنه يرقق الشعر، ولا تغسل رأسك بالطين فإنه يذهب بالغيرة، ولا تتدلك بالخزف فإنه يورث البرص، ولا تمسح وجهك بالازار فإنه يذهب بماء الوجه.


24. Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Bandar has narrated from Ibrahim ibn Ishaq from Yusuf ibn al-Sukht in a marfu‘ manner has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘You must not lean in a bathhouse; it melts the fat of kidneys. You must not comb in it; it thins out the hairs, do not wash your head with clay; it destroys self-esteem, do not rub (your feet) with pottery; it may cause leprosy and do not wipe your face with loincloths; it destroys the beauty of the face.’”


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علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن علي بن أسباط، عن أبي الحسن الرضا عليه السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: لا تغسلوا رؤوسكم بطين مصر فإنه يذهب بالغيرة ويورث الدياثة.


25. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from Afi ibn Asbat who has said the following: “Abu al-Hassan, al-Rida’, ‘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, ‘Do not wash your head with the clay of Misr (Egypt); it destroys self-esteem and may cause one to become a pimp.’”


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محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن أبي يحيى الواسطي، عن بعض أصحابنا، عن أبي الحسن الماضي عليه السلام قال: العورة عورتان القبل والدبر، فأما الدبر مستور بالاليتين فإذا سترت القضيب والبيضتين فقد سترت العورة.


26. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from abu Yahya al-Wasitiy from certain persons of our people who has said the following: “Abu al-Hassan, al-Madiy, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Private parts are two: the front and back. The back is covered with the rump. If you cover the penis and testicles you have covered your private parts.’” In another Hadith it is said, ‘The back is covered with the rump. You can cover the front with your hand.’


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علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن غير واحد، عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: النظر إلى عورة من ليس بمسلم مثل نظرك إلى عورة الحمار(1).


27. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from more than one person who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Looking at the private parts of non-Muslims is like looking at the private parts of donkeys.’”


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محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمدبن محمد، عن علي بن الحكم، عن أبان بن عثمان، عن ابن أبي يعفور قال، سألت أبا عبدالله عليه السلام أيتجرد الرجل عند صب الماء ترى عورته أو يصب عليه الماء أو يرى هو عورة الناس؟ فقال: كان أبي يكره ذلك من كل أحد(1).


28. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Aban ibn ‘Uthman from ibn abu Ya‘fur who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, if a nude person during pouring water on him can look at his own private parts, or water can be poured on him or he can look at the private parts of others. He (the Imam) said, ‘My father disliked all of it on the part of everyone.’”


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علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن رفاعة، عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: من كان يؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر فلا يدخل حليلته الحمام(2).


29. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Rifa‘ah who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘One who believes in Allah and in the Day of Judgment must not allow his wife to go to a bathhouse.’”


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عدة من أصحابنا، عن أحمد بن محمد بن خالد، عن عثمان بن عيسى، عن سماعة، عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: من كان يؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر فلا يرسل حليلته إلى الحمام.


30. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from ‘Uthman ibn ‘Isa from Sama‘ah who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘One who believes in Allah and in the Day of Judgment must not send his wife to a bathhouse.’”


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عنه، عن إسماعيل بن مهران، عن محمد بن أبي حمزة، عن علي بن يقطين قال: قلت لابي الحسن عليه السلام: أقرء القرآن في الحمام وأنكح؟ قال: لا بأس.


31. It is narrated from the narrator of the previous Hadith from ’Isma‘il ibn Mehran from Muhammad ibn abu Hamzah from Ali ibn Yaqtin who has said the following: “I once asked abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘Can I read Quran in a bathhouse or do sex?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful.’”


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علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن حمادبن عيسى، عن ربعي بن عبدالله، عن محمد بن مسلم قال: سألت أبا جعفر عليه السلام أكان أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام ينهى عن قراء‌ة القرآن في الحمام؟ قال: لا إنما نهى أن يقرء الرجل وهو عريان فأما إذا كان عليه إزار فلا بأس.


32. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from Hammad ibn ‘Isa from ‘Rib‘iy ibn ‘ Abd Allah from Muhammad ibn Muslim who has said the following: “I once asked abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, if ’Amir al-Mu’minin prohibited reading al-Quran in a bathhouse. He (the Imam) said, ’No, he did not prohibit. He however, prohibited reading while nude but if one has a loincloth on him, then it is not harmful.


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علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن حماد، عن الحلبي، عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: لا بأس للرجل أن يقرء القرآن في الحمام إذا كان يريد به وجه الله ولا يريد ينظر كيف صوته.


33. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘ Umayr from Hammad from al-Halabiy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘It is not harmful if one reads al-Quran in a bathhouse if he does it for the sake of Allah, but not to find out how his voice is.’”


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بعض أصحابنا، عن ابن جمهور، عن محمد بن القاسم، عن ابن أبي يعفور، عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: (قال:) لا تضطجع في الحمام فإنه يذيب شحم الكليتين.


34. Certain persons of our people have narrated from ibn Jumhur from Muhammad ibn al-Qasim from ibn abu Ya‘fur who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Do not lie down in a bathhouse; it melts the fat of the kidneys.’”


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مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ عُمَرَ بْنِ يَزِيدَ عَنْ عَمِّهِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عُمَرَ عَنْ بَعْضِ مَنْ حَدَّثَهُ أَنَّ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ( عليه السلام ) كَانَ يَقُولُ مَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَ الْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ فَلَا يَدْخُلِ الْحَمَّامَ إِلَّا بِمِئْزَرٍ


35. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ‘Umar ibn Ali ibn ‘Umar ibn Yazid from his uncle Muhammad ibn ‘Umar from those who narrated to him who has said the following: “Abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, would say, ‘One who believes in Allah and in the Day of Judgment must not enter a bathhouse without a loincloth.’ One day he entered a bathhouse and applied lime that covered his body. He (the Imam) then dropped the loincloth and one of his slaves said, ‘I pray to Allah to keep my soul and the souls of my parents in service for your cause, you always instruct us about the necessity of loincloth but you have dropped it.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Do you not know that lime has fully covered?”’


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (22/406)



الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُعَلَّى بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ عَنْ بَعْضِ رِجَالِهِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) لَا يَدْخُلِ الرَّجُلُ مَعَ ابْنِهِ الْحَمَّامَ فَيَنْظُرَ إِلَى عَوْرَتِهِوَ قَالَ لَيْسَ لِلْوَالِدَيْنِ أَنْ يَنْظُرَا إِلَى عَوْرَةِ الْوَلَدِ وَ لَيْسَ لِلْوَلَدِ أَنْ يَنْظُرَ إِلَى عَوْرَةِ الْوَالِدِ وَ قَالَ لَعَنَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) النَّاظِرَ وَ الْمَنْظُورَ إِلَيْهِ فِي الْحَمَّامِ بِلَا مِئْزَرٍ .وَ قَالَ لَيْسَ لِلْوَالِدَيْنِ أَنْ يَنْظُرَا إِلَى عَوْرَةِ الْوَلَدِ وَ لَيْسَ لِلْوَلَدِ أَنْ يَنْظُرَ إِلَى عَوْرَةِ الْوَالِدِ وَ قَالَ لَعَنَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) النَّاظِرَ وَ الْمَنْظُورَ إِلَيْهِ فِي الْحَمَّامِ بِلَا مِئْزَرٍ .


36. Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu‘alla’ ibn Muhammad from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn ‘Abd Allah from Muhammad ibn Ja‘far from certain persons of his people 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, ‘A man must not enter a bathhouse with his son where he can look at his private parts.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Parents cannot look at the private parts of their children, and children cannot look at the private parts of their parents.’ He (the Imam) then said, ‘The Messenger of Allah has condemned the looking and the one being looked at in a bathhouse when one is without a loincloth.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (22/406)



الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ إِسْحَاقَ عَنْ سَعْدَانَ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ قَالَ دَخَلَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) الْحَمَّامَ فَقَالَ لَهُ صَاحِبُ الْحَمَّامِ أُخْلِيهِ لَكَ فَقَالَ لَا حَاجَةَ لِي فِي ذَلِكَ الْمُؤْمِنُ أَخَفُّ مِنْ ذَلِكَ .


37. Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ahmad ibn Ishaq from Sa‘dan from abu Basir who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, once entered a bathhouse and the owner of the bathhouse asked him (the Imam), ‘Must I vacate it for you?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘That is not necessary. A believing person (his needs) is lighter than that.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول 2 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/406)



الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سَعْدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سَالِمٍ عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مُوسَى قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَلِيِّ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ مَنْ أَخَذَ مِنَ الْحَمَّامِ خَزَفَةً فَحَكَّ بِهَا جَسَدَهُ فَأَصَابَهُ الْبَرَصُ فَلَا يَلُومَنَّ إِلَّا نَفْسَهُ وَ مَنِ اغْتَسَلَ مِنَ الْمَاءِ الَّذِي قَدِ اغْتُسِلَ فِيهِ فَأَصَابَهُ الْجُذَامُ فَلَا يَلُومَنَّ إِلَّا نَفْسَهُقَالَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ فَقُلْتُ لِأَبِي الْحَسَنِ ( عليه السلام ) إِنَّ أَهْلَ الْمَدِينَةِ يَقُولُونَ إِنَّ فِيهِ شِفَاءً مِنَ الْعَيْنِ فَقَالَ كَذَبُوا يَغْتَسِلُ فِيهِ الْجُنُبُ مِنَ الْحَرَامِ وَ الزَّانِي وَ النَّاصِبُ الَّذِي هُوَ شَرُّهُمَا وَ كُلُّ خَلْقٍ مِنْ خَلْقِ اللَّهِ ثُمَّ يَكُونُ فِيهِ شِفَاءٌ مِنَ الْعَيْنِ إِنَّمَا شِفَاءُ الْعَيْنِ قِرَاءَةُ الْحَمْدِ وَ الْمُعَوِّذَتَيْنِ وَ آيَةِ الْكُرْسِيِّ وَ الْبَخُورُ بِالْقُسْطِ وَ الْمُرِّ وَ اللُّبَانِ .


38. Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad and Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ali ibn Muhammad from Sa‘d ibn Muhammad ibn Salim from Musa ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn Musa who has said that narrated to us Ali ibn Ja‘far the following: “Abu al-Hassan, al-Rida’, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘If one picks up a piece of pottery from a bathhouse and rubs himself with it, then becomes ill with leprosy he must not blame anyone except himself. One who washes with the used water of a bathhouse and becomes ill with leprosy, he also must not blame anyone else except himself.’ Muhammad ibn Ali has said, ‘I said to abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, that people of al-Madinah say, “There is cure (and protection) in it against the evil effect of the eyes.’” He (the Imam) said, ‘They have spoken a lie. In it people after unlawful sexual acts bathe and fornicators bathe. In it, the worst of all creatures that Allah has created, the enemies of Ahl al-Bayt, bathe and then they say that there is cure (and protection) in it against the evil effects of the eyes. Cure for the eyes because of such effect is in reading al-Hamd (Chapter one) and al-Ma‘udhatayn (chapters One Hundred Thirteen and One Hundred Fourteen), Ayatu al-Kursi (2:255) and burning incense of al-Qust, (a certain Indian or Arabian wood), al-Murr (gum of a certain tree) and al-Luban (frankincense).”’


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف 2 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/406)