4. Choosing the Camel

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عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ إِنَّ عَلِيَّ بْنَ الْحُسَيْنِ ( عليه السلام ) كَانَ لَيَبْتَاعُ الرَّاحِلَةَ بِمِائَةِ دِينَارٍ يُكْرِمُ بِهَا نَفْسَهُ .


1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from ‘ Abd Allah ibn Sinan who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that Ali ibn al-Husayn, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, bought a stumper for one hundred dinar in his own honor.”


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أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الْأَشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنِ الْحَجَّالِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ الْجَمَّالِ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) لَوْ يَعْلَمُ النَّاسُ كُنْهَ حُمْلَانِ اللَّهِ لِلضَّعِيفِ مَا غَالَوْا بِبَهِيمَةٍ .


2. Abu Ali al-Ash‘ariy has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jabbar from al-Hajj al from Safwan al-Jammal who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Had people known the fact of how Allah gives strength to the weak to carry the load, carry-animals would not become expensive.’”


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مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ غِيَاثِ بْنِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) إِنَّ عَلَى ذِرْوَةِ كُلِّ بَعِيرٍ شَيْطَاناً فَامْتَهِنُوهَا لِأَنْفُسِكُمْ وَ ذَلِّلُوهَا وَ اذْكُرُوا اسْمَ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّمَا يَحْمِلُ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ .


3. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Yahya from Ghiyath ibn Ibrahim who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘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, has stated this Hadith. ‘On the peak of every camel there is a Satan and you must degrade him before yourselves by mentioning the name of Allah, only Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious is He who carries loads.’”


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عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ لَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْحَاجُّ مَا لَهُ مِنَ الْحُمْلَانِ مَا غَالَ أَحَدٌ بِبَعِيرٍ .


4. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hisham ibn al-Hakam who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Had the pilgrim to Makkah known what carries his load, camel would not become expensive.’”


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عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ الرَّحَّالِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي يَعْفُورٍ قَالَ مَرَّ بِي أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) وَ أَنَا أَمْشِي عَرْضَ نَاقَتِي فَقَالَ مَا لَكَ لَا تَرْكَبُ فَقُلْتُ ضَعُفَتْ نَاقَتِي فَأَرَدْتُ أَنْ أُخَفِّفَ عَنْهَا فَقَالَ رَحِمَكَ اللَّهُ ارْكَبْ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ يَحْمِلُ عَنِ الضَّعِيفِ وَ الْقَوِيِّ .


5. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah from his father from Muhammad ibn ‘Amr from Sulayman al-Rahhal from ibn abu Ya‘fur who has said the following: “Once, abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, passed by me and I was walking next to my camel. He (the Imam) asked, ‘Why are you not riding?’ I replied, ‘My camel has become weak, thus I decided to provide it relief.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘May Allah grant you blessings. Ride your camel, Allah carries for both the weak and the strong.’”


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عَنْهُ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَمَّنْ ذَكَرَهُ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ نَهَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) أَنْ يُتَخَطَّى الْقِطَارُ قِيلَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَ لِمَ قَالَ إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ مِنْ قِطَارٍ إِلَّا وَ مَا بَيْنَ الْبَعِيرِ إِلَى الْبَعِيرِ شَيْطَانٌ .


6. It is narrated from the narrator of the previous Hadith from his father from those whom he has mentioned who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘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 to cross and intersect the row of camels. Someone asked, ‘Why is this, O Messenger of Allah?’ He (the Messenger of Allah) said, ‘In every row of camels between every two camels there is a Satan.’”


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مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ حُسَيْنِ بْنِ عُمَرَ بْنِ يَزِيدَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ اشْتَرَيْتُ إِبِلًا وَ أَنَا بِالْمَدِينَةِ مُقِيمٌ فَأَعْجَبَنِي إِعْجَاباً شَدِيداً فَدَخَلْتُ عَلَى أَبِي الْحَسَنِ الْأَوَّلِ ( عليه السلام ) فَذَكَرْتُهَا لَهُ فَقَالَ مَا لَكَ وَ لِلْإِبِلِ أَ مَا عَلِمْتَ أَنَّهَا كَثِيرَةُ الْمَصَائِبِقَالَ فَمِنْ إِعْجَابِي بِهَا أَكْرَيْتُهَا وَ بَعَثْتُ بِهَا مَعَ غِلْمَانٍ لِي إِلَى الْكُوفَةِ قَالَ فَسَقَطَتْ كُلُّهَا فَدَخَلْتُ عَلَيْهِ فَأَخْبَرْتُهُ فَقَالَ فَلْيَحْذَرِ الَّذِينَ يُخالِفُونَ عَنْ أَمْرِهِ أَنْ تُصِيبَهُمْ فِتْنَةٌ أَوْ يُصِيبَهُمْ عَذابٌ أَلِيمٌ .


7. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Mahbub from Husayn ibn ‘Umar ibn Yazid from his father who has said the following: “I once bought a camel, when I was living in al-Madinah, and I liked it very intensely. I then visited Ali ibn al-Husayn, ‘Alayhim al-Salam, and mentioned it to him. He (the Imam) said, ‘What do you have to do with camels? Did you not know that camels have many troubles?’ Because of my happiness with it I gave it for hire with two of my slaves to al-Kufah. He (the narrator) has said that all of them fell. I then visited him (the Imam) and informed him about what had happened. He (the Imam) said, ‘. . . thus, those who oppose His commands must remain afraid of being afflicted by mischief or painful suffering.’ (24:63)”


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عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنِ الْحَجَّالِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ الْجَمَّالِ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) يَا صَفْوَانُ اشْتَرِ لِي جَمَلًا وَ خُذْهُ أَشْوَهَ فَإِنَّهُ أَطْوَلُ شَيْ‏ءٍ أَعْمَاراً فَاشْتَرَيْتُ لَهُ جَمَلًا بِثَمَانِينَ دِرْهَماً فَأَتَيْتُهُ بِهِ .وَ فِي حَدِيثٍ آخَرَ قَالَ اشْتَرِ السُّودَ الْقِبَاحَ فَإِنَّهَا أَطْوَلُ شَيْ‏ءٍ أَعْمَاراً .


8. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from al-Hajj al from Safwan al-Jammal who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, once said, ‘Buy a camel for me, an ugly looking one, because it lives longer.’ I then bought for him (the Imam) a camel for eighty dirham and brought it to him (the Imam).” In another Hadith it is said that he (the Imam) said, ‘Buy the black and ugly looking one because it lives longer.’


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عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ الْقَدَّاحِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) وَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ مَيْمُونٍ قَالَ خَرَجْنَا مَعَ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ( عليه السلام ) إِلَى أَرْضِ طِيبَةَ وَ مَعَهُ عَمْرُو بْنُ دِينَارٍ وَ أُنَاسٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِهِ فَأَقَمْنَا بِطِيبَةَ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ وَ رَكِبَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ ( عليه السلام ) عَلَى جَمَلٍ صَعْبٍ فَقَالَ لَهُ عَمْرُو بْنُ دِينَارٍ مَا أَصْعَبَ بَعِيرَكَ فَقَالَ أَ وَ مَا عَلِمْتَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) قَالَ إِنَّ عَلَى ذِرْوَةِ كُلِّ بَعِيرٍ شَيْطَاناً فَامْتَهِنُوهَا وَ ذَلِّلُوهَا وَ اذْكُرُوا اسْمَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهَا فَإِنَّمَا يَحْمِلُ اللَّهُ ثُمَّ دَخَلَ مَكَّةَ وَ دَخَلْنَا مَعَهُ بِغَيْرِ إِحْرَامٍ .


9. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ja‘far ibn Muhammad from ibn al-Qaddah from abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, and from his father Maymun who has said the following: “Once we left with abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, to Ard of Taybah (name of a place between Makkah and al-Madinah) and ‘Amr ibn Dinar was with him (the Imam) as well as other ones of his people. We stopped at Taybah as long as Allah willed, and abu Ja‘far rode a difficult camel. ‘Amr ibn Dinar said, ‘Your camel is very difficult.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘You must take notice that the Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, has said the following. ‘On the peak of every camel there is a Satan, so you must degrade and make him lowly by mentioning the name of Allah on it because He is Allah who carries loads.’ He (the Imam) then entered Makkah and we also entered Makkah without assuming the state of Ihram (because of entering before the passing of a month from his previous Ihram).”’


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مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ السِّنْدِيِّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَمْرِو بْنِ سَعِيدٍ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي يَعْفُورٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ إِيَّاكُمْ وَ الْإِبِلَ الْحُمْرَ فَإِنَّهَا أَقْصَرُ الْإِبِلِ أَعْمَاراً .


10. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ahmad ibn Ali al-Sindiy from Muhammad ibn ‘Amr ibn Sa‘id from a man from ibn abu Ya‘fur who has said the following: “I once heard abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, saying, ‘Beware of red camels because the life of such camels is the shortest.’”


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الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُعَلَّى بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْوَشَّاءِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) يَقُولُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ اخْتَارَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ شَيْئاً اخْتَارَ مِنَ الْإِبِلِ النَّاقَةَ وَ مِنَ الْغَنَمِ الضَّائِنَةَ .


11. Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu‘alla’ ibn Muhammad from al-Washsha’ from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan who has said the following: “I once heard abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, saying, ‘Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious, has chosen something from everything and from camels, He has chosen she-camels and from sheep He has chosen ewes.’”


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