Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the saying of Christ, peace be upon him: «Indeed, the last stone placed by the labourer is the foundation»
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، قال: حدثنا محمد ابن الحسين، قال: حدثني أحمد بن سهل الأزدي العابد، قال: سمعت أبا فروة الأنصاري - وكان من السائحين - يقول: قال عيسى ابن مريم: يا معشر الحواريين بحق أقول لكم إن الناس يقولون إن البناء بأساسه وأنا لا أقول لكم كذلك. قالوا: فماذا تقول يا روح الله؟ قال: بحق أقول لكم إن آخر حجر يضعه العامل هو الأساس. قال أبو فروة: إنما أراد خاتمة الامر.

1. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Yahya al-‘Attar, that he said: We were told by Muhammed ibn Hussain, that he said: I was told by Ahmad bin Sahl al-Azdi al-‘Abid, that he said: I heard Abu Farwa al-Ansari, and he was one who used to journey, say: Isa ibn Maryam said: O assembly of disciples, by the truth I am saying to you: Indeed, the people are saying that a construction is (standing) by its foundation, and I will not say that to you. They said: Then what do you say, O Spirit of Allah? He said: By truth I am saying to you: Indeed, the last stone placed by the labourer is the foundation.» Abu Farwa said: He only indicated the seal of the matter.