The fat of the dead animal

208- عَنِ ابْنِ جُرَيْجٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ أَخْبَرَنِي عَطَاءٌ، قَالَ‏:‏ ذَكَرُوا أَنَّهُ يُسْتَثْقَبُ بِشُحُومِ الْمَيْتَةِ، وَيُدَّهَنُ بِهَا السُّفُنُ، وَلاَ يُمَسُّ قَالَ‏:‏ يُؤْخَذُ بِعُودٍ قُلْتُ‏:‏ أَيُدَّهَنُ بِهَا غَيْرُ السُّفُنِ أَدِيمٌ، أَوْ شَيْءٌ يُمَسُّ‏؟‏ قَالَ‏:‏ لَمْ أَعْلَمْ قُلْتُ‏:‏ وَأَيْنَ يُدَّهَنُ مِنَ السُّفُنِ‏؟‏ قَالَ‏:‏ ظُهُورُهَا وَلاَ يُدَّهَنُ بُطُونُهَا قُلْتُ‏:‏ وَلاَبُدَّ أَنْ يَمَسَّ وَدَكَهَا بِيَدِهِ فِي الْمِصْبَاحِ‏؟‏ قَالَ‏:‏ فَلْيَغْسِلْ يَدَهُ إِذَا مَسَّهُ‏.‏


208 – Ibn Jurayj said: ʿAṭā reported to me.  He said: They have mentioned that one makes use of fats of the dead animal for lighting and anointing ships with it, and it is not touched.  He said: It is taken with a stick.  I said: Are other than the leather of ships (?) anointed with it, or something that is touched?  He said: I don’t know.  I said: And where are the ships anointed?  He said: Their surfaces (or: their decks) while their interiors are not anointed.  I said: And if one must touch its tallow with one’s hand in the lamp?  He said: Then he is to wash his hand if he has touched it.