Al-Kāfi - Volume 8 > Hadith
Hadith #343

حَنَانٌ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عليه السلام) قَالَ صَعِدَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ (صلى الله عليه وآله) الْمِنْبَرَ يَوْمَ فَتْحِ مَكَّةَ فَقَالَ أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَدْ أَذْهَبَ عَنْكُمْ نَخْوَةَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ وَ تَفَاخُرَهَا بِآبَائِهَا أَلَا إِنَّكُمْ مِنْ آدَمَ (عليه السلام) وَ آدَمُ مِنْ طِينٍ أَلَا إِنَّ خَيْرَ عِبَادِ اللَّهِ عَبْدٌ اتَّقَاهُ إِنَّ الْعَرَبِيَّةَ لَيْسَتْ بِأَبٍ وَالِدٍ وَ لَكِنَّهَا لِسَانٌ نَاطِقٌ فَمَنْ قَصَرَ بِهِ عَمَلُهُ لَمْ يُبْلِغْهُ حَسَبُهُ أَلَا إِنَّ كُلَّ دَمٍ كَانَ فِي الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ أَوْ إِحْنَةٍ وَ الْإِحْنَةُ الشَّحْنَاءُ فَهِيَ تَحْتَ قَدَمِي هَذِهِ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ.

343. Hannaan, from his father, who has said: Abu Ja’far (a.s.) having said: ‘The Rasool Allah (saww) ascended the Pulpit on the day of victory over Makkah, so he (saww) said: ‘O you people! Allah has Taken away from you the pride of the era of the ignorance, and what you are boasting of with regards to your forefathers. Indeed! You are from Adam (as), and Adam is from clay. Indeed! The best of the servants of Allah is a pious servant. The Arabic is not by a father and (grand) father, but it is a spoken tongue (language). So the one who is deficient in his deeds, his lineage would not help him. Indeed! Every blood (shed) during the era of ignorance, or feud – and the feud is the enmity – so it is now under my (saww) feet. This is how it will be up to the Day of Judgement’.