Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the first of graces and their initiator
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي، ومحمد بن الحسن - رضي الله عنهما - قالا: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد بن خالد، قال: حدثنا أبو القاسم عبد الرحمن الكوفي، وأبو يوسف يعقوب ابن يزيد الأنباري الكاتب، عن أبي محمد عبد الله بن محمد الغفاري، عن الحسين بن (ي‍) زيد، عن الصادق أبي عبد الله جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن آبائه عليهم السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله من أحبنا أهل البيت فليحمد الله تعالى على أول النعم. قيل: وما أول النعم؟ قال: طيب الولادة ولا يحبنا إلا من طابت ولادته ولا يبغضنا إلا من خبثت ولادته.

1. We were told by my father, and Muhammed bin Hasan, may Allah be pleased with them both, that they both said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Khalid, that he said: We were told by Abu’l-Qasim, Abdul-Rahman al-Kufi, and Abu Yusuf, Ya’qoub ibn Yazid al-Anbari, the Writer, of Abu Muhammed, Abdullah bin Muhammed al-Ghifari, from Hussain bin Yazid, from al-Sadiq, Abu Abdillah, Ja’far bin Muhammed, from his father, from his fathers, peace be upon them, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: The one who loves us, the Household, let him praise Allah, Exalted is He, for the first of graces. It was said: And what is the first of graces? He said: Having a good birth. None loves us except for the one whose birth is good, and none hates us except for the one whose birth is wicked.



Hadith #2

حدثنا علي بن أحمد بن عبد الله - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا أبي، عن جده أحمد بن أبي عبد الله، عن محمد بن عيسى بن عبيد، عن أبي محمد الأنصاري، عن غير واحد، عن أبي جعفر الباقر عليهما السلام، قال: من أصبح يجد برد حبنا على قلبه فليحمد الله على بادئ النعم قيل: وما بادئ النعم؟ قال: طيب المولد.

2. We were told by Ali bin Ahmad bin Abdullah, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by my father, from his grandfather, Ahmad bin Abi Abdillah, from Muhammed bin Isa, from ‘Ubaid, from Abu Muhammed al-Ansari, from more than one, from Abu Ja’far al-Baqir, peace be upon them both [1], that he said: The one who wakes up at the morning, finding the coolness of our love upon his heart, let him praise Allah for the initiator of graces. It was said: And what is the initiator of graces? He said: Having a good birth.



Hadith #3

حدثنا الحسين بن إبراهيم بن تاتانة، قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه إبراهيم بن هاشم، عن محمد بن أبي عمير، عن زياد النهدي، عن عبد الله بن صالح، عن زيد ابن علي، عن أبيه، عن علي بن الحسين، عن أبيه الحسين بن علي، عن أبيه أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب عليهم السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: يا علي من أحبني وأحبك وأحب الأئمة من ولدك فليحمد الله على طيب مولده فإنه لا يحبنا إلا من طابت ولادته ولا يبغضنا إلا من خبثت ولادته.

3. We were told by Hussain bin Ibrahim bin Tatana, that he said: We were told by Ali bin Ibrahim, from his father, Ibrahim bin Hashim, from Muhammed bin Abi ‘Umayr, from Ziyad al-Nahdi, from Abdullah bin Saleh, from Zaid ibn Ali, from his father, from Ali bin Hussain, from his father, Hussain bin Ali, from his father, the Commander of the Believers, Ali bin Abi Talib, peace be upon them, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: O Ali, the one who loves me, loves you and loves the Imams from your sons, let him praise Allah for the goodness of his birth, for indeed, none loves us except for the one whose birth is good, and none hates us except for the one whose birth is wicked.



Hadith #4

حدثنا محمد بن علي ماجيلويه - رضي الله عنه - عن عمه محمد بن أبي القاسم، عن محمد بن علي الكوفي، عن محمد بن سنان، عن المفضل بن عمر قال: قال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام: من وجد برد حبنا على قلبه فليكثر الدعاء لامه فإنها لم تخن أباه.

4. We were told by Muhammed bin Ali Majilawayh, may Allah be pleased with him, from his paternal uncle, Muhammed bin Abi’l-Qasim, from Muhammed bin Ali al-Kufi, from Muhammed bin Sinan, from Mufaddal bin Umar, that he said: Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, said: The one who finds the coolness of our love upon his heart, let him recite prayer in abundance for his mother, for indeed, she did not betray his father.