Al-Kāfi - Volume 3 > Water of Bath Houses and Water Heated by the Sun’s Rays
Hadith #1

1ـ بَعْضُ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنِ ابْنِ جُمْهُورٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي يَعْفُورٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ لاَ تَغْتَسِلْ مِنَ الْبِئْرِ الَّتِي تَجْتَمِعُ فِيهَا غُسَالَةُ الْحَمَّامِ فَإِنَّ فِيهَا غُسَالَةَ وَلَدِ الزِّنَا وَهُوَ لاَ يَطْهُرُ إِلَى سَبْعَةِ آبَاءٍ وَفِيهَا غُسَالَةَ النَّاصِبِ وَهُوَ شَرُّهُمَا إِنَّ الله لَمْ يَخْلُقْ خَلْقاً شَرّاً مِنَ الْكَلْبِ وَإِنَّ النَّاصِبَ أَهْوَنُ عَلَى الله مِنَ الْكَلْبِ قُلْتُ أَخْبِرْنِي عَنْ مَاءِ الْحَمَّامِ يَغْتَسِلُ مِنْهُ الْجُنُبُ وَالصَّبِيُّ وَالْيَهُودِيُّ وَالنَّصْرَانِيُّ وَالْمَجُوسِيُّ فَقَالَ إِنَّ مَاءَ الْحَمَّامِ كَمَاءِ النَّهَرِ يُطَهِّرُ بَعْضُهُ بَعْضاً.

1. 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 take Ghusl (bath) from a well in which water from bath houses accumulate, because in it there is water which is used by one born out of wedlock and it does not become clean for seven generations. In it there is water used by one hostile to ’A’immah, ‘Alayhim al-Salam. One who is hostile to ’A’immah, Alayhim al-Salam, is the worse than the two others. Allah has not created a creature more evil than the dog but one hostile to ’A’immah is more worthless than a dog.’ I then asked him (the Imam) about the water of bathhouses from which one involved in sexual activities, children, Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians take Ghusl (bath). He (the Imam) said, ‘It is like canals in which one part of water cleanses the other part.’”