376. Hadith

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عَنْهُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَبِي يَحْيَى الْوَاسِطِيِّ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ (عليه السلام) قَالَ إِنَّ مِنْ وَرَاءِ الْيَمَنِ وَادِياً يُقَالُ لَهُ وَادِي بَرَهُوتَ وَ لَا يُجَاوِزُ ذَلِكَ الْوَادِيَ إِلَّا الْحَيَّاتُ السُّودُ وَ الْبُومُ مِنَ الطُّيُورِ فِي ذَلِكَ الْوَادِي بِئْرٌ يُقَالُ لَهَا بَلَهُوتُ يُغْدَى وَ يُرَاحُ إِلَيْهَا بِأَرْوَاحِ الْمُشْرِكِينَ يُسْقَوْنَ مِنْ مَاءِ الصَّدِيدِ خَلْفَ ذَلِكَ الْوَادِي قَوْمٌ يُقَالُ لَهُمُ الذَّرِيحُ لَمَّا أَنْ بَعَثَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى مُحَمَّداً (صلى الله عليه وآله) صَاحَ عِجْلٌ لَهُمْ فِيهِمْ وَ ضَرَبَ بِذَنَبِهِ فَنَادَى فِيهِمْ يَا آلَ الذَّرِيحِ بِصَوْتٍ فَصِيحٍ أَتَى رَجُلٌ بِتِهَامَةَ يَدْعُو إِلَى شَهَادَةِ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ قَالُوا لِأَمْرٍ مَا أَنْطَقَ اللَّهُ هَذَا الْعِجْلَ قَالَ فَنَادَى فِيهِمْ ثَانِيَةً فَعَزَمُوا عَلَى أَنْ يَبْنُوا سَفِينَةً فَبَنَوْهَا وَ نَزَلَ فِيهَا سَبْعَةٌ مِنْهُمْ وَ حَمَلُوا مِنَ الزَّادِ مَا قَذَفَ اللَّهُ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ ثُمَّ رَفَعُوا شِرَاعَهَا وَ سَيَّبُوهَا فِي الْبَحْرِ فَمَا زَالَتْ تَسِيرُ بِهِمْ حَتَّى رَمَتْ بِهِمْ بِجُدَّةَ فَأَتَوُا النَّبِيَّ (صلى الله عليه وآله) فَقَالَ لَهُمُ النَّبِيُّ (صلى الله عليه وآله) أَنْتُمْ أَهْلُ الذَّرِيحِ نَادَى فِيكُمُ الْعِجْلُ قَالُوا نَعَمْ قَالُوا اعْرِضْ عَلَيْنَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ الدِّينَ وَ الْكِتَابَ فَعَرَضَ عَلَيْهِمْ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ (صلى الله عليه وآله) الدِّينَ وَ الْكِتَابَ وَ السُّنَنَ وَ الْفَرَائِضَ وَ الشَّرَائِعَ كَمَا جَاءَ مِنْ عِنْدِ اللَّهِ جَلَّ وَ عَزَّ وَ وَلَّى عَلَيْهِمْ رَجُلًا مِنْ بَنِي هَاشِمٍ سَيَّرَهُ مَعَهُمْ فَمَا بَيْنَهُمُ اخْتِلَافٌ حَتَّى السَّاعَةَ.


376. From him, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Abu Yahya Al-Wasity, from one of our companions, who has said: Abu Abdullah (asws) has said that; ‘Behind Al-Yemen there is a valley called Barhoot, and there is no permission to be in that valley except for the black (snakes) and the owls from the birds. In that valley is a well called Balhout where the souls of the ‘الْمُشْرِكِينَ’ Polytheists come to feed and be quenched from the water of pus. Behind that valley are a people called Al-Zareeh. When Allah (azwj) the High Sent Muhammad (saww), one of their cows shouted and struck with its tail. So it called out, ‘O children of Al-Zareeh!’ - in an eloquent voice – ‘There has come a man (saww) at Tahaamat, calling to the testimony of ‘There is no god except Allah (azwj)’. They said, ‘What has Made Allah (azwj) to Make this cow to speak?’ So it called out among them for a second time’. So they decided to build a ship. So they built it and seven of them embarked in it, and they carried as much provisions as Allah (azwj) Struck them in their hearts. Then they raised its sails and floated it in the sea. They did not stop sailing in it until they reached Jeddah. So they came to the Prophet (saww). The Prophet (saww) said to them: ‘You are the people of Al-Zareeh among whom the calf called out?’ They said, ‘Yes. O Rasool Allah (saww), present to us the Religion and the Book’. So the Rasool Allah (saww) presented to them the Religion, and the Book, and the Sunnah, and the Obligation, and the Laws just as it had come from the presence of Allah (azwj) Majestic and Mighty, and made a guardian over them, a man from the Clan of Hashim (as) who journeyed with them. So there will be no differences among them until the Hour (Day of Judgement)’.


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