60. Nothing is Better Than the Following Five On the Eid ul-Azha

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5-69 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا علي بن الحسين السعد آبادي، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي، عن محمد بن أحمد الايادي، عن عبد الله بن محمد، عن عمرو بن شمر، عن أبان بن محمد، عن محمد بن علي عليهما السلام قال: ما من عمل أفضل يوم النحر من دم مسفوك، أو مشي في بر الوالدين، أو ذي رحم قاطع يأخذ عليه بالفضل ويبدؤه بالسلام أو رجل أطعم من صالح نسكه ودعا إلى بقيتها جيرانه من اليتامى وأهل المسكنة والمملوك، وتعاهد الاسراء


5-69 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ali ibn al-Hussein al-Sa’ed Abady quoted Ahmad ibn Aba Abdullah al-Barqy, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Ayadi, on the authority of Abdullah ibn Muhammad, on the authority of Amr ibn Shimr, on the authority of Aban ibn Muhammad, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Ali al-Baqir (MGB), “Nothing is better than the following five on the day of Eid ul-Azha: offering (an animal); visiting one’s parents; re-establishing ties of kinship with those relatives with whom such ties are broken and being kind to them, greeting them and assisting them with one’s extra income; eating some of one’s own offering and feeding the rest to the orphans, the needy, the slaves and the helpless neighbors; visiting imprisoned persons and being kind to them.”