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Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم بن هاشم، عن أبيه، عن عبد الله بن المغيرة، عن إسماعيل بن مسلم السكوني، عن جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن آبائه، عن علي عليهم السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: الطعام إذا جمع أربع خصال فقد تم؟ إذا كان من حلال، وكثرت الأيدي عليه، وسمي الله تبارك وتعالى في أوله، وحمد في آخره.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Musa bin Mutawakkil, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Ali bin Ibrahim bin Hashim, from his father, from Abdullah bin Mughaira, from Isma’eel bin Muslim al-Sukuni, from Ja’far bin Muhammed, from his father, from his fathers, from Ali, peace be upon him, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: If the meal has gathered four traits, it is perfected: if it is from what is allowable; the number of hands upon it are many; Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He, is named at its beginning; and that He is praised at its end.