Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the two blacks
Hadith #1

أخبرنا أبو الحسن أحمد بن محمد بن أحمد بن غالب، قال: حدثنا أبو الفضل يعقوب بن يوسف، قال: حدثنا عبد الرحمن، قال: حدثنا معاذ بن هشام، قال: حدثني أبي، عن معمر، عن يحيى بن أبي كثير، عن ضمضم، عن أبي هريرة أن النبي صلى الله عليه وآله أمر بقتل الأسودين في الصلاة . قال: معمر: قلت ليحيى: وما معنى الأسودين؟ قال: الحية والعقرب.

1. We were informed by Abu’l-Hasan, Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Ahmad bin Ghalib, that he said: We were told by Abu’l-Fadl, Ya’qoub bin Yusuf, that he said: We were told by Abdul-Rahman, that he said: We were told by Mu’adh bin Hisham, that he said: I was told by my father, from Mu’ammar, from Yahya bin Abi Katheer, from Dhamdham, from Abu Huraira, that the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, ordered to kill the two blacks during prayer. Mu’ammar said: I said to Yahya: And what is the meaning of the two blacks? He said: The snake and the scorpion.