On Ganglia

Muhammad b. Ja’far al-Bursi narrated from Muhammad b. Yahya al-Armani from Muhammad b. Sinan from al-Mufaddal b. ‘Umar al-Ju’fi from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, from his forefathers from Amir al-Mu’minin, peace be upon him, that he said: ‘The Messenger of Allah, blessings on him and his family, said: “Beware of eating ganglia (al-ghadad), for it stirs up leprosy.”’ He said: “The Jews were restored to health because of their avoiding the eating of ganglia.” He said: “When you see those afflicted with leprosy, ask your Lord for good health and do not be unmindful of Him.”