Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the well-known months for pilgrimage
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى عن أحمد بن محمد بن أبي نصر البزنطي، عن المثنى، عن زرارة، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام في قول الله عز وجل: " الحج أشهر معلومات " قال: شوال، وذو القعدة، وذو الحجة. وفي حديث آخر: وشهر مفرد للعمرة رجب.

1. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Isa, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Abi Nasr al-Bazanti, from Muthanna, from Zurara, from Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him, with regards to the saying of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «The pilgrimage is (for) well-known months» (2:197). He said: Shawwal, Dhu’l-Qa’da and Dhu’l-Hijjah. In another narration: And one singular month for Umrah, Rajab.