Al-Kāfi - Volume 4 > Returning to al-Madinah
Hadith #1

1ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ الْمُثَنَّى عَنْ سَدِيرٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ ابْدَءُوا بِمَكَّةَ وَاخْتِمُوا بِنَا.

1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hisham ibn af-Muthanna’ from Sadir who has said the following: “Abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that you should commence with Makkah and end with us.”



Hadith #2

2ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الله عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) أَبْدَأُ بِالْمَدِينَةِ أَوْ بِمَكَّةَ قَالَ ابْدَأْ بِمَكَّةَ وَاخْتِمْ بِالْمَدِينَةِ فَإِنَّهُ أَفْضَلُ.

2. Ali ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah has narrated from Ahmad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah from his father who has said the following: “I once asked abu Ja’far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ’Should I commence with al-Madinah or Makkah?’ He (the Imam) replied, ’Commence with Makkah and end with al-Madinah; it is more virtuous.’”