49. The Detestability of Rejecting Perfume

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عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ سَمَاعَةَ بْنِ مِهْرَانَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنِ الرَّجُلِ يَرُدُّ الطِّيبَ قَالَ لَا يَنْبَغِي لَهُ أَنْ يَرُدَّ الْكَرَامَةَ .


1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from ‘Uthman ibn ‘Isa from Sama‘ah ibn Mehran who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the case of a man who refuses to accept perfumes. He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not proper for him to reject an honor.”’


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عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْأَشْعَرِيِّ عَنِ ابْنِ الْقَدَّاحِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ أُتِيَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ( عليه السلام ) بِدُهْنٍ وَ قَدْ كَانَ ادَّهَنَ فَادَّهَنَ فَقَالَ إِنَّا لَا نَرُدُّ الطِّيبَ .


2. 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 once oil was brought to ’Amir al-Mu’minin when he had already applied oil (perfume). He applied the oil offered to him saying, “We do not reject perfumes.’””


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مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ جَهْمٍ قَالَ دَخَلْتُ عَلَى أَبِي الْحَسَنِ ( عليه السلام ) فَأَخْرَجَ إِلَيَّ مَخْزَنَةً فِيهَا مِسْكٌ وَ قَالَ خُذْ مِنْ هَذَا فَأَخَذْتُ مِنْهُ شَيْئاً فَتَمَسَّحْتُ بِهِ فَقَالَ أَصْلِحْ وَ اجْعَلْ فِي لَبَّتِكَ مِنْهُ قَالَ فَأَخَذْتُ مِنْهُ قَلِيلًا فَجَعَلْتُهُ فِي لَبَّتِي فَقَالَ لِي أَصْلِحْ فَأَخَذْتُ مِنْهُ أَيْضاً فَمَكَثَ فِي يَدِي مِنْهُ شَيْ‏ءٌ صَالِحٌ فَقَالَ لِي اجْعَلْ فِي لَبَّتِكَ فَفَعَلْتُ ثُمَّ قَالَ قَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ( عليه السلام ) لَا يَأْبَى الْكَرَامَةَ إِلَّا حِمَارٌ قَالَ قُلْتُ مَا مَعْنَى ذَلِكَ قَالَ الطِّيبُ وَ الْوِسَادَةُ وَ عَدَّ أَشْيَاءَ.


3. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Faddal from al-Hassan ibn Jahm who has said the following: “I once visited abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam. He took out a container with musk in it and said, ‘Apply it and place in your nostril.’ He (the narrator) has said, ‘I took a little and applied to my nostrils.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Apply more.’ I then took more from it and something from it remained on my hand. He (the Imam) said, ‘Apply it to your nostril.’ I applied it.’ He (the Imam) said that ’Amir al-Mu’minin has said, ‘No one rejects honor except a donkey.’ He (the narrator) has said, ‘I then asked, what it means?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘It is perfumes, pillows’, and he (the Imam) counted certain other things.’”


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مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ هِلَالٍ عَنْ عِيسَى بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ جَدِّهِ عَنْ عَلِيٍّ ( عليه السلام ) أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) كَانَ لَا يَرُدُّ الطِّيبَ وَ الْحَلْوَاءَ .


4. Muhammad ibn Yahya Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Hilal from ‘Isa ibn ‘Abd Allah from his father from his grandfather who has said the following: “The Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, would not refuse to accept perfume and sweet (fruit).”’


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