Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the saying of the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family: «The best eid is blood-letting»
Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله بإسناده رفعه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: نعم العيد الحجامة - يعني العادة - تجلو البصر وتذهب بالداء.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan bin Ahmad bin Waleed, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan al-Saffar, from Ahmad bin Abi Abdillah, with his chain of narrators, that he ascribed it, saying: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: The best of eid [1] is blood-letting – meaning habit [2] – it clears vision and repels disease.