Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the report which narrated that ill-omen is in three: in a woman, a riding animal and a home
Hadith #1

حدثني محمد بن علي ماجيلويه - رحمه الله - قال: حدثني محمد بن يحيى العطار، قال: حدثني سهل بن زياد، قال: حدثني عثمان بن عيسى، عن خالد بن نجيح، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: تذاكرنا الشؤم عنده، قال: الشؤم في ثلاثة: في المرأة، والدابة، والدار. فأما شؤم المرأة فكثرة مهرها وعقوق زوجها، وأما الدابة فسوء خلقها ومنعها ظهرها، وأما الدار فضيق ساحتها وشر جيرانها وكثرة عيوبها.

1. I was told by Muhammed bin Ali Majilawayh, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: I was told by Muhammed bin Yahya al-‘Attar, that he said: I was told by Sahl bin Ziyad, that he said: I was told by Uthman bin Isa, from Khalid bin Nujayh, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that he said: We mentioned ill-omen at his place. He said: Ill-omen is in three: in a woman, a riding animal and a home. As for the ill-omen of a woman, it is her large amount of dowry and her disobedience to her husband. As for a riding animal, it is its ill manners and its prevention of its back. As for a home, it is its tight space, evil of its neighbors and amounts of defects.



Hadith #2

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم بن هاشم، عن أبيه، عن عبد الله ابن ميمون، عن عبد الله عليه السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: الشؤم في ثلاثة أشياء: في الدابة، والمرأة، والدار. فأما المرأة فشؤمها غلاء مهرها وعسر ولادتها، وأما الدابة فشؤمها كثرة عللها وسوء خلقها، وأما الدار فشؤمها ضيقها وخبث جيرانها. وقال: من بركة المرأة خفة مؤونتها ويسر ولادتها، وشؤمها شدة مؤونتها وتعسر ولادتها.

2. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Ali bin Ibrahim bin Hashim, from his father, from Abdullah ibn Maimoun, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: Ill-omen is in three things: in a riding animal, a woman and a home. As for a woman, her ill-omen is the expensiveness of her dowry and difficulty of her labour. As for a riding animal, its ill-omen is its amount of defects and ill manners. As for a home, its ill-omen is its tightness and wickedness of its neighbors. He also said: From the blessings of a woman is the lightness of her supplies and easiness of her labour, and her ill-omen is the heaviness of her supplies and difficulty of her labour.