Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of bi’al
Hadith #1

حدثنا علي بن عبد الله بن الوراق، قال: حدثنا أبو الحسين محمد بن جعفر الأسدي الكوفي، قال: حدثنا موسى بن عمران النخعي، عن عمه الحسين بن يزيد، عن عمرو بن جميع، عن جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه عليهما السلام قال: بعث رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله بديل بن ورقاء الخزاعي على جمل أورق فأمره أن ينادي في الناس أيام منى ألا تصوموا هذه الأيام فإنها أيام أكل وشرب وبعال. والبعال النكاح وملاعبة الرجل أهله.

1. We were told by Ali bin Abdullah bin Warraq, that he said: We were told by Abu’l-Hasan, Muhammed bin Ja’far al-Asadi al-Kufi, that he said: We were told by Musa bin Imran al-Nakha’i, from his paternal uncle, Hussain bin Yazid, from Amru bin Jumay’, from Ja’far bin Muhammed, from his father, peace be upon them both, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, sent Badeel bin Warqa’ al-Khuza’I upon a greyish camel, and he ordered him to call out to the people on the Day of Mina: Do not fast these days, for indeed, they are days of eating, drinking and bi’al. Bi’al is marriage and a man’s flirting with his family.