22. Abu Talib Offered ‘Aqiqah for the Holy Prophet, O Allah , Grant Compensation to Muhammad and his Family Worthy of their Services to Your Cause

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عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ بُنْدَارَ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ إِسْحَاقَ الْأَحْمَرِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ عَنْ أَبِي الْعَبَّاسِ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ عَنْ إِدْرِيسَ عَنْ أَبِي السَّائِبِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ عَقَّ أَبُو طَالِبٍ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) يَوْمَ السَّابِعِ وَ دَعَا آلَ أَبِي طَالِبٍ فَقَالُوا مَا هَذِهِ فَقَالَ عَقِيقَةُ أَحْمَدَ قَالُوا لِأَيِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ سَمَّيْتَهُ أَحْمَدَ قَالَ سَمَّيْتُهُ أَحْمَدَ لِمَحْمَدَةِ أَهْلِ السَّمَاءِ وَ الْأَرْضِ .


1. Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Bandar has narrated from Ibrahim ibn Ishaq al-Ahmar from Ahmad ibn al-Hassan from abu al-‘Abbas from Ja‘far ibn ’Isma‘il from Idris from abu af-Sa’ib who has said the following: “Abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has narrated from his father who has said that abu Talib offered ‘Aqiqah for the Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, on the seventh day and invited members of his family who asked, ‘What is this?’ He replied, ‘It is Aqiqah for Ahmad.’ They asked, ‘Why have you named him Ahmad?’ He replied, ‘I have named him Ahmad because of the praises of the inhabitants of the sky and the earth for him.’”


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