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Hadith #1

حدثنا المظفر بن جعفر المظفر العلوي السمرقندي - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا جعفر بن محمد بن مسعود، عن أبيه، عن الحسين بن إشكيب، عن عبد الرحمن بن حماد، عن أحمد بن الحسن، عن صدقة بن حسان، عن مهران بن أبي نصر، عن يعقوب ابن شعيب، عن سعد الإسكاف، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: قال أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام في قول الله عز وجل: " وآويناهما إلى ربوة ذات قرار ومعين " قال: الربوة: الكوفة، والقرار: المسجد، والمعين: الفرات.

1. We were told by Mudaffar bin Ja’far al-Mudaffar al-Alawi al-Samarqandi, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Ja’far bin Muhammed bin Mas’ud, from his father, from Hussain bin Ishkeeb, from Abdul-Rahman bin Hammad, from Ahmad bin Hasan, from Sadaqa bin Hassaan, from Mahran bin Abi Nasr, from Ya’qoub ibn Shu’ayb, from Sa’d al-Iskafi, from Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him, that he said: The Commander of the Believers, peace be upon him, said with regards to the saying of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «And We gave them refuge to a High Ground with a (place of) Level and (water that is) Flowing.» (23:50) He said: The High Ground is Kufa, the Level is the mosque, and the Flowing is Euphrates.