Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the saying of the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family: «The one who gives me glad tidings for the coming of March, Paradise is for him»
Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن أحمد الشيباني، وأحمد بن الحسن القطان، والحسين بن إبراهيم ابن أحمد بن هشام المؤدب، وعلي بن عبد الله الوراق، وعلي بن أحمد بن موسى بن عمران الدقاق، قالوا: حدثنا أبو العباس أحمد بن يحيى بن زكريا القطان، قال: حدثنا بكر بن عبد الله بن حبيب، قال: حدثنا تميم بن بهلول، عن أبيه، عن أبي الحسن العبدي، عن سليمان بن مهران، عن سعيد بن جبير، عن ابن عباس، قال: كان النبي صلى الله عليه وآله ذات يوم في مسجد " قبا " وعنده نفر من أصحابه فقال: أول من يدخل عليكم الساعة رجل من أهل الجنة، فلما سمعوا ذلك قام نفر منهم فخرجوا وكل واحد منهم يحب أن يعود ليكون أول داخل فيستوجب الجنة فعلم النبي صلى الله عليه وآله ذلك منهم، فقال لمن بقي عنده من أصحابه: إنه سيدخل عليكم جماعة يستبقون فمن بشرني بخروج " آذار " فله الجنة. فعاد القوم ودخلوا معهم أبو ذر - رضي الله عنه - فقال لهم: في أي شهر نحن من الشهور الرومية؟ فقال أبو ذر: قد خرج آذار يا رسول الله. فقال صلى الله عليه وآله: قد علمت ذلك يا أبا ذر ولكني أحببت أن يعلم قومي أنك رجل من أهل الجنة، وكيف لا يكون ذلك؟ وأنت المطرود عن حرمي بعدي لمحبتك لأهل بيتي فتعيش وحدك وتموت وحدك ويسعد بك قوم يتولون تجهيزك ودفنك! أولئك رفقائي في [ال‍] جنة الخلد التي وعد المتقون.

1. We were told by my Muhammed bin Ahmad al-Shaybani, and Ahmad bin Hasan al-Qattan, and Hussain bin Ibrahim ibn Ahmad bin Hisham, the Teacher, and Ali bin Abdullah al-Warraq, and Ali bin Ahmad bin Musa bin Imran al-Daqqaq, that they said: We were told by Abu’l-Abbas, Ahmad bin Yahya bin Zakariya al-Qattan, that he said: We were told by Bikr bin Abdullah bin Habib, that he said: We were told by Tamim bin Buhlul, from his father, from Abu’l-Hasan al-‘Abdi, from Sulayman bin Mahran, from Sa’eed bin Jubayr, from Ibn Abbas, that he said: The Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, was one day in the Mosque of Quba, and with him were individuals from his companions, and he said: The first to enter upon you at this hour is a man from the people of Paradise. When they heard that, some of them stood up and left, and each one of them wanted to return that he might be the first to enter, by which Paradise would become obligatory for him. Then the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, knew that of them, and so he said to those who remained with him, of his companions: Indeed, it will enter into you a group who will race (into here). The one who gives me glad tidings for the coming of March, Paradise is for him. Then the people returned and entered, and with them was Abu Dharr, may Allah be pleased with him, so he said to them: In which month of the Roman months are we now in? Then Abu Dharr said: March has come, O Messenger of Allah. Then he, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: I know that, O Abu Dharr, however, I wanted to teach my people that you are a man from the people of Paradise. And how is that not so? When you will be the one expelled from my sanctuary after me due to your love for my Household, and you will live alone and die alone, and a people who will deal with your preparation and burial will rejoice for you. Those are my friends in the Paradise of Eternity that has been promised to the godfearing.