Al-Khiṣāl > Three Prophetic Traditions Ascribed to Al-Bara’ al-Ansari
Hadith #1

3-267 حدثنا أحمد بن زياد بن جعفر الهمداني رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم بن هاشم، عن أبيه، عن عمرو بن عثمان، عن الحسين بن مصعب، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: جرت في البراء بن معرور الانصاري ثلاث من السنن أما اوليهن فان الناس كانوا يستنجون بالاحجار فأكل البراء بن معرور الدباء فلان بطنه فاستنجى بالماء فأنزل الله عز وجل فيه "إن الله يحب التوابين ويحب المتطهرين" فجرت السنة في الاستنجاء بالماء. فلما حضرته الوفاة كان غائبا عن المدينة فأمر أن يحول وجهه إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله. وأوصى بالثلث من ماله. فنزل الكتاب بالقبلة، وجرت السنة بالثلث

3-267 Ahmad ibn Zyad ibn Ja’far al-Hamedany - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ali ibn Ibrahim ibn Hashim quoted his father, on the authority of Amr ibn Uthman, on the authority of Al-Hussein ibn Mus’ab that Abu Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) said, “Three traditions were ascribed to Al-Bara’ ibn Ma’rur al-Ansari . The people used to clean themselves up with stones when they went to the toilet. Once Al-Bara’ ibn Ma’rur had eaten a lot of pumpkin so he got diarrhea and washed himself with water after going to the toilet. Then the Honorable the Exalted God revealed the following verse, ‘…For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.’ Thereafter, washing up with water after going to the toilet became established as a tradition.Al-Bara’ ibn Ma’rur al-Ansari was outside Medina when he was about to pass away. He asked that he be turned facing the Prophet (MGB) who was in Medina, and willed that one-third of his inheritance be spent in charity. Thus, these three acts became established traditions.”