46. The Under arms

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عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنِ السَّكُونِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) لَا يُطَوِّلَنَّ أَحَدُكُمْ شَعْرَ إِبْطِهِ فَإِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ يَتَّخِذُهُ مَخْبَأً لِيَسْتَتِرَ بِهِ .


1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from al-Nawfaliy from al-Sakuniy 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, ’No one of you must allow the hairs of his underarms to grow long; Satan makes it his hiding place and cover.”’


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (22/411)



مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ عُقْبَةَ عَنْ أَبِي كَهْمَسٍ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) نَتْفُ الْإِبْطِ يُضْعِفُ الْمَنْكِبَيْنِ وَ كَانَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) يَطْلِي إِبْطَهُ .


2. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Faddal from Ali ibn ‘Uqbah from abu Kahmas who has said the following: “Abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Pulling out the hairs of the underarms weakens the shoulders.’ Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, applied lime paste as a hair remover.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (22/412)



عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ وَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ عَنِ الْفَضْلِ بْنِ شَاذَانَ جَمِيعاً عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ حَفْصِ بْنِ الْبَخْتَرِيِّ أَنَّ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) كَانَ يَطْلِي إِبْطَهُ بِالنُّورَةِ فِي الْحَمَّامِ .


3. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from and Muhammad ibn ’Isma‘il has narrated from al-Fadl ibn Shadhan from all ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hisham ibn al-Hakam from Flafs ibn al-Bakhtariy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, would apply lime paste on his underarms in the bathhouse.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن كالصحيح - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (22/412)



عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ سَعْدَانَ قَالَ كُنْتُ مَعَ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ فِي الْحَمَّامِ فَرَأَيْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) يَطْلِي إِبْطَهُ فَأَخْبَرْتُ بِذَلِكَ أَبَا بَصِيرٍ فَقَالَ لَهُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ أَيُّمَا أَفْضَلُ نَتْفُ الْإِبْطِ أَوْ حَلْقُهُ فَقَالَ يَا أَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ إِنَّ نَتْفَ الْإِبْطِ يُوهِي أَوْ يُضْعِفُ احْلِقْهُ .


4. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn abu as from Muhammad ibn Ali from Sa‘dan who has said the following: “I once was with abu Basir in a bathhouse and I saw abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, applying lime on his underarms. I informed abu Basir about it who asked saying, ‘I pray to Allah to keep my soul in service for your cause, which is better; pulling out or shaving the hairs of the underarms?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘O abu Muhammad pulling out the hairs of the underarms weakens (the shoulders) so you must shave them.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/412)



بَعْضُ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنِ ابْنِ جُمْهُورٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ وَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ يُوسُفَ بْنِ السُّخْتِ الْبَصْرِيِّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ يَحْيَى بْنِ أَبِي الْبِلَادِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مِهْرَانَ جَمِيعاً عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي يَعْفُورٍ قَالَ كُنَّا بِالْمَدِينَةِ فَلَاحَانِي زُرَارَةُ فِي نَتْفِ الْإِبْطِ وَ حَلْقِهِ فَقُلْتُ حَلْقُهُ أَفْضَلُ وَ قَالَ زُرَارَةُ نَتْفُهُ أَفْضَلُ فَاسْتَأْذَنَّا عَلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) فَأَذِنَ لَنَا وَ هُوَ فِي الْحَمَّامِ يَطَّلِي قَدِ اطَّلَى إِبْطَيْهِ فَقُلْتُ لِزُرَارَةَ يَكْفِيكَ قَالَ لَا لَعَلَّهُ فَعَلَ هَذَا لِمَا لَا يَجُوزُ لِي أَنْ أَفْعَلَهُفَقَالَ فِيمَ أَنْتُمْ فَقُلْتُ لَاحَانِي زُرَارَةُ فِي نَتْفِ الْإِبْطِ وَ حَلْقِهِ فَقُلْتُ حَلْقُهُ أَفْضَلُ وَ قَالَ نَتْفُهُ أَفْضَلُ فَقَالَ أَصَبْتَ السُّنَّةَ وَ أَخْطَأَهَا زُرَارَةُ حَلْقُهُ أَفْضَلُ مِنْ نَتْفِهِ وَ طَلْيُهُ أَفْضَلُ مِنْ حَلْقِهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ لَنَا اطَّلِيَا فَقُلْنَا فَعَلْنَا ذَلِكَ مُنْذُ ثَلَاثٍ فَقَالَ أَعِيدَا فَإِنَّ الِاطِّلَاءَ طَهُورٌ.


5. Certain persons of our people has narrated from ibn Jumhur from Muhammad ibn al-Qasim Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Yahya from Muhammad ibn Ahmad from Yusuf ibn al-Sukht al-Basriy from Muhammad ibn Sulayman from Ibrahim ibn Yahya ibn abu al-Balad from al-Flassan ibn Ali ibn Mehran all from ‘Abd Allah ibn abu Ya‘fur who has said the following: “Once in al-Madinah Zurarah argued about pulling out or shaving of the hairs of the underarms and I said that shaving is better. Zurarah said pulling out is better. We then asked permission to meet abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam. Permission was granted and he (the Imam) was in the bathhouse applying lime paste and it was applied to his underarms. I said to Zurarah that that is sufficient but Zurarah said, ‘Perhaps he (the Imam) has done so because it is not permissible for me to do so.’ He (the Imam) asked, ‘What is the issue between you two?’ I said, ‘Zurarah argues with me about the pulling up of the hairs of underarms or shaving. I say that shaving is better than pulling it out and he says pulling out is better.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘You have followed the Sunnah correctly but Zurarah has missed it. Shaving is better than pulling out and applying lime paste is better than shaving.’ He (the Imam) then said, ‘Apply lime paste.’ We said that we had done so three days ago. He (the Imam) said, ‘Apply it again; it is a cleanser.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/412)



مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ يُونُسَ بْنِ يَعْقُوبَ أَنَّ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) كَانَ يَدْخُلُ الْحَمَّامَ فَيَطْلِي إِبْطَهُ وَحْدَهُ إِذَا احْتَاجَ إِلَى ذَلِكَ وَحْدَهُ .


6. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Mahbub from Yunus ibn Ya‘qub who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, whenever needed would go to the bathhouse only to apply lime paste to his underarms.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: موثق - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/413)



عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي نَصْرٍ عَنْ يُونُسَ بْنِ يَعْقُوبَ قَالَ بَلَغَنِي أَنَّ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) رُبَّمَا دَخَلَ الْحَمَّامَ مُتَعَمِّداً يَطْلِي إِبْطَهُ وَحْدَهُ .


7. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn abu Nasr from Yunus ibn Ya’qub who has said the following: “I am informed that abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, enters the bathhouse only to apply lime paste to his underarms alone.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/413)