16. Hoopoe and Shrike

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عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْبَرْقِيِّ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ عَنْ أَبِي أَيُّوبَ الْمَدِينِيِّ عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ الْجَعْفَرِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ فِي كُلِّ جَنَاحِ هُدْهُدٍ مَكْتُوبٌ بِالسُّرْيَانِيَّةِ آلُ مُحَمَّدٍ خَيْرُ الْبَرِيَّةِ .


1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn abu ‘ Abd Allah al-Barqiy from Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Sulayman from abu Ayyub al-Madiniy from Sulayman ibn Ja‘far al-Ja‘fariy who has said the following: “Abu al-Hassan, al-Rida’, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘On each wing of the Hoopoe in Assyrian language it is written, ‘Family of Muhammad are the best of creatures.’”


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وَ عَنْهُ عَنْ يَعْقُوبَ بْنِ يَزِيدَ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَخِي مُوسَى ( عليه السلام ) عَنِ الْهُدْهُدِ وَ قَتْلِهِ وَ ذَبْحِهِ فَقَالَ لَا يُؤْذَى وَ لَا يُذْبَحُ فَنِعْمَ الطَّيْرُ هُوَ .


2. It is narrated from the narrator of the previous Hadith from Ya’qub ibn Yazid from Ali ibn Ja’far who has said the following: “I once asked my brother, abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about Hoopoe, killing and slaughtering it. He (the Imam) said, ‘It must not be troubled or slaughtered, it is a very good bird.’”


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وَ عَنْهُ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَبِي أَيُّوبَ الْمَدِينِيِّ عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ الْجَعْفَرِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ نَهَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) عَنْ قَتْلِ الْهُدْهُدِ وَ الصُّرَدِ وَ الصُّوَّامِ وَ النَّحْلَةِ .


3. It is narrated from the narrator of the previous Hadith from Ali ibn Muhammad from abu Ayyub al-Madiniy from Sulayman Ja’fariy who has said the following: “Abu al-Hassan, al-Rida’, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, that the Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, prohibited killing hoopoes, shrike, al-Suwwam (a certain bird) and honey bees.’”


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