Al-Kāfi - Volume 4 > The Rare Ahadith about Tawaf
Hadith #5

5ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ أَبِي الْفَرَجِ قَالَ سَأَلَ أَبَانٌ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) أَ كَانَ لِرَسُولِ الله (صلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) طَوَافٌ يُعْرَفُ بِهِ فَقَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ الله (صلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) يَطُوفُ بِاللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ عَشَرَةَ أَسَابِيعَ ثَلاثَةً أَوَّلَ اللَّيْلِ وَثَلاثَةً آخِرَ اللَّيْلِ وَاثْنَيْنِ إِذَا أَصْبَحَ وَاثْنَيْنِ بَعْدَ الظُّهْرِ وَكَانَ فِيمَا بَيْنَ ذَلِكَ رَاحَتُهُ.

5. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from abu al-Faraj who has said the following: “Aban once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘Is there any kind of Tawaf known as Tawaf of the Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘The Messenger of Allah would, during one night and day, perform ten Tawafs; three in the beginning of the night, three toward the end of the night, two at dawn and two at noontime, and the remaining time in between was for his rest.’”