On Locusts

Hunan b. Ibrahim b. Muhammad al-Kirmani narrated from Muhammad b. Numayr b. Muhammad from al-Mubarak from his forefathers from Amir al-Mu’minin, blessings and peace be upon him, who said: “Eat locusts (al-duban). We Ahl al-Bayt love them.”

From Dharih, that he said: I mentioned to Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, the hadith related from Amir al-Mu’minin, peace upon him, regarding locusts, and that he said: “Eat locusts, for they increase the brain.” Al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, replied: “Yes, and I say they are good for colic.”