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On The Weakness Of The Body

Muhammad b. Musa al-Sudayfi narrated from Ibn Mahbub and Harun b. Abu al-Jahm from Isma’il b. Muslim al-Sakuni from Abu ‘Abd Allah from Muhammad b. ‘Ali al-Baqir, peace be upon him, that the Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah on him and his family, said: ‘Nuh, peace be upon him, complained to his Lord, the Mighty and Sublime, of weakness (al-du'f) of his body, Allah, the Exalted, revealed to him: “Cook meat (al-lahm) with milk and eat it, for I have created strength and blessing in both.”’

Ibrahim b. Hizam al-Hariz narrated from Muhammad b. Abu Nasr from Taghlaba from ‘Abd al-Rahman b. ‘Abd al-Majid al-Qusayr from Ja’far b. Muhammad al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Whosoever is afflicted with weakness in his heart or his body, let him eat mutton (lahm al-da'n) with milk. It will expel from his limbs every illness and danger, and will strengthen his body and harden his gums.

Let him say: “There is no god but Allah, the One. No partner has He. He gives life, and makes to die (7:158), and makes die and gives life. He is the Living, the Undying.”

Repeat it ten times before sleep, glorify Allah with the tasbih of Fatima, peace be upon her. And recite the verse of the Throne (2:255) and the sura al-lkhlas (112).’