Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The chapter of the meaning of the most sincere of names and the best of them
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن الحسن بن علي بن فضال، عن ثعلبة بن ميمون، عن معمر بن عمر، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: أصدق الأسماء ما سمي بالعبودية وخيرها أسماء الأنبياء صلوات الله عليهم أجمعين.

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 Hasan bin Ali bin Faddal, from Tha’laba bin Maimoun, from Mu’ammar bin Umar, from Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him, that he said: The most sincere of names is what is named with (the meaning of) servitude (to Allah), and the best of them are the names of the Prophets, Allah’s blessings be upon them all.