Al-Kāfi - Volume 8 > Hadith
Hadith #382

عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ رِبْعِيٍّ رَفَعَهُ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ (عليه السلام) قَالَ وَ اللَّهِ لَا يَخْرُجُ وَاحِدٌ مِنَّا قَبْلَ خُرُوجِ الْقَائِمِ (عليه السلام) إِلَّا كَانَ مَثَلُهُ مَثَلَ فَرْخٍ طَارَ مِنْ وَكْرِهِ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَسْتَويَ جَنَاحَاهُ فَأَخَذَهُ الصِّبْيَانُ فَعَبِثُوا بِهِ.

382. Ali Bin Ibrahim, from his father, from Hammad Bin Isa, from Rabi’e with an unbroken chain, has narrated the following: Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) has said: ‘By Allah (azwj)! There will not come out any one from us (asws) before the coming out of Al-Qaim (asws) except that his example would be of a nestling trying to come out from its nest before its wings have been formed, so the young boys grab hold of it and play with it’.