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Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن أحمد الشيباني - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا محمد بن أبي عبد الله الكوفي، قال: حدثنا موسى بن عمران النخعي، عن عمه الحسين بن يزيد، عن إسماعيل ابن مسلم، عن جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن جده، عن علي عليهم السلام قال: نزل جبرئيل على النبي صلى الله عليه وآله فقال: يا محمد مر أصحابك بالعج والثج. فالعج رفع الأصوات بالتلبية، والثج نحر البدن.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Ahmad al-Shaybani, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Abi Abdillah al-Kufi, that he said: We were told by Musa bin Imran al-Nakha’I, from his paternal uncle, Hussain bin Yazid, from Isma’eel ibn Muslim, from Ja’far bin Muhammed, from his father, from his grandfather, from Ali, peace be upon them, that he said: Jibra’eel descended unto the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, and said: O Muhammed, order you companions to ‘ajj and thajj. ‘Ajj is to raise the voices during declaring gratification (to Allah), and thajj is to slaughter the cattle.