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Hadith #1

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن محمد بن خالد البرقي، عمن ذكره، عن حفص بن غياث، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام في قوله عز وجل: " وكلا تبرنا تتبيرا " قال: يعني كسرنا تكسيرا. قال: وهي بالنبطية.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Isa, from Muhammed bin Khalid al-Barqi, from the one he mentioned, from Hafs bin Ghiyath, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, with regards to the saying of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «And all of them, We devastated a (complete) devastation» (25:39). He said: It means: We crushed a (complete) crushing. He said: It is in Nabatean.