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Hadith #1

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن علي ابن النعمان، عن هارون بن خارجة، عن أبي بصير، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام في قوله عز وجل: " فلما كتب عليهم القتال تولوا إلا قليلا منهم " قال: كان القليل ستين ألفا.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Isa, from Ali ibn Nu’man, from Harun bin Kharija, from Abu Baseer, from Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him, with regards to the saying of Him, Exalted and Glorious is He: «And when He prescribed upon them to fight, they turned away, except for few of them.» (2:246) He said: The few were sixty thousand.