Al-Kāfi - Volume 4 > Saying Farewell to the House
Hadith #1

1ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ وَمُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ عَنِ الْفَضْلِ بْنِ شَاذَانَ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ يَحْيَى وَابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ إِذَا أَرَدْتَ أَنْ تَخْرُجَ مِنْ مَكَّةَ وَتَأْتِيَ أَهْلَكَ فَوَدِّعِ الْبَيْتَ وَطُفْ بِالْبَيْتِ أُسْبُوعاً وَإِنِ اسْتَطَعْتَ أَنْ تَسْتَلِمَ الْحَجَرَ الأَسْوَدَ وَالرُّكْنَ الْيَمَانِيَّ فِي كُلِّ شَوْطٍ فَافْعَلْ وَإِلاَّ فَافْتَتِحْ بِهِ وَاخْتِمْ بِهِ فَإِنْ لَمْ تَسْتَطِعْ ذَلِكَ فَمُوَسَّعٌ عَلَيْكَ ثُمَّ تَأْتِي الْمُسْتَجَارَ فَتَصْنَعُ عِنْدَهُ كَمَا صَنَعْتَ يَوْمَ قَدِمْتَ مَكَّةَ وَتَخَيَّرْ لِنَفْسِكَ مِنَ الدُّعَاءِ ثُمَّ اسْتَلِمِ الْحَجَرَ الأَسْوَدَ ثُمَّ أَلْصِقْ بَطْنَكَ بِالْبَيْتِ تَضَعُ يَدَكَ عَلَى الْحَجَرِ وَالأُخْرَى مِمَّا يَلِي الْبَابَ وَاحْمَدِ الله وَأَثْنِ عَلَيْهِ وَصَلِّ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ (صلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) ثُمَّ قُلِ اللهمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ وَنَبِيِّكَ وَأَمِينِكَ وَحَبِيبِكَ وَنَجِيِّكَ وَخِيَرَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ اللهمَّ كَمَا بَلَغَ رِسَالاتِكَ وَجَاهَدَ فِي سَبِيلِكَ وَصَدَعَ بِأَمْرِكَ وَأُوذِيَ فِي جَنْبِكَ وَعَبَدَكَ حَتَّى أَتَاهُ الْيَقِينُ اللهمَّ اقْلِبْنِي مُفْلِحاً مُنْجِحاً مُسْتَجَاباً لِي بِأَفْضَلِ مَا يَرْجِعُ بِهِ أَحَدٌ مِنْ وَفْدِكَ مِنَ الْمَغْفِرَةِ وَالْبَرَكَةِ وَالرَّحْمَةِ وَالرِّضْوَانِ وَالْعَافِيَةِ اللهمَّ إِنْ أَمَتَّنِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي وَإِنْ أَحْيَيْتَنِي فَارْزُقْنِيهِ مِنْ قَابِلٍ اللهمَّ لا تَجْعَلْهُ آخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنْ بَيْتِكَ اللهمَّ إِنِّي عَبْدُكَ وَابْنُ عَبْدِكَ وَابْنُ أَمَتِكَ حَمَلْتَنِي عَلَى دَوَابِّكَ وَسَيَّرْتَنِي فِي بِلادِكَ حَتَّى أَقْدَمْتَنِي حَرَمَكَ وَأَمْنَكَ وَقَدْ كَانَ فِي حُسْنِ ظَنِّي بِكَ أَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي ذُنُوبِي فَإِنْ كُنْتَ قَدْ غَفَرْتَ لِي ذُنُوبِي فَازْدَدْ عَنِّي رِضًا وَقَرِّبْنِي إِلَيْكَ زُلْفَى وَلا تُبَاعِدْنِي وَإِنْ كُنْتَ لَمْ تَغْفِرْ لِي فَمِنَ الآنَ فَاغْفِرْ لِي قَبْلَ أَنْ تَنْأَى عَنْ بَيْتِكَ دَارِي فَهَذَا أَوَانُ انْصِرَافِي إِنْ كُنْتَ أَذِنْتَ لِي غَيْرَ رَاغِبٍ عَنْكَ وَلا عَنْ بَيْتِكَ وَلا مُسْتَبْدِلٍ بِكَ وَلا بِهِ اللهمَّ احْفَظْنِي مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيَّ وَمِنْ خَلْفِي وَعَنْ يَمِينِي وَعَنْ شِمَالِي حَتَّى تُبَلِّغَنِي أَهْلِي فَإِذَا بَلَّغْتَنِي أَهْلِي فَاكْفِنِي مَئُونَةَ عِبَادِكَ وَعِيَالِي فَإِنَّكَ وَلِيُّ ذَلِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ وَمِنِّي ثُمَّ ائْتِ زَمْزَمَ فَاشْرَبْ مِنْ مَائِهَا ثُمَّ اخْرُجْ وَقُلْ آئِبُونَ تَائِبُونَ عَابِدُونَ لِرَبِّنَا حَامِدُونَ إِلَى رَبِّنَا رَاغِبُونَ إِلَى الله رَاجِعُونَ إِنْ شَاءَ الله قَالَ وَإِنَّ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) لَمَّا وَدَّعَهَا وَأَرَادَ أَنْ يَخْرُجَ مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ خَرَّ سَاجِداً عِنْدَ بَابِ الْمَسْجِدِ طَوِيلاً ثُمَّ قَامَ فَخَرَجَ.

1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father and Muhammad ibn Isma‘il from af-Fadf ibn Shadhan from Safwan ibn Yahya and ibn abu ‘Umayr from Mu‘awiyah ibn ‘Ammar who has said the following: “Abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that when you decide to leave Makkah to go home, say farewell to the House, perform seven times Tawaf around it, touch the Black Stone if you can, as well as al-Yemaniy corner every time you go around. If you cannot do so, then commence from the Black Stone and end there. If you cannot do this also, then do whatever you can. Thereafter go to al-Mustajar and do what you had done there the day you arrived in Makkah. Choose for yourself any prayer you like. Thereafter touch the Black Stone and place your belly against the house. Place your hand on the Black Stone and the other hand toward the door. Thank Allah and praise Him. Say, “O Allah, grant salawat (favors and compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause).” Thereafter say, “O Allah, grant favors to Muhammad, Your servant, Your messenger, Your prophet, Your trusted person, Your beloved one, Your chosen one and the best among Your creatures. O Allah, grant him favors as he conveyed Your message, strove hard for Your cause, preached Your commandments, endured hardship for Your sake and worshiped You until he died. O Allah, return me with well being, salvation, with prayers accepted and with the best return granted to anyone delegated to You. Return me with Your forgiveness, blessings, mercy, happiness and good health. O Allah, if You cause me to die, forgive me, and if You keep me alive grant me the opportunity to come again. O Allah, do not make this my last visit of Your House. O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of Your female servant. You have transported me on Your animals and helped me to travel through Your towns until my arrival in Your sacred area, the place of Your safety. It was my optimism that You forgive my sins. If You have forgiven my sins, then increase Your happiness with me, take me nearer to You with happiness and do not keep me away. If You have not forgiven me, please forgive me at this time before I go away from Your House and my house becomes far away from Your House. This is the time for my departure; if You allow me to leave I do so without losing interest in You and Your House and without my looking for any replacement for You and Your House. O Allah, protect me from my front side, back side, right and left side until I reach my family. With Your help when I reach my family, then provide the expenses of Your servants and my family; You have priority to this before Your creatures and before me.”’ “Thereafter go to Zamzam, drink of its water, leave and say, “We are coming, repenting, worshipping our Lord, thanking our Lord, interested in (the kindness of) Allah.’” He (the narrator) has said, ‘When abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, said farewell to the House, and decided to leave Masjid al-Haram (the Sacred Masjid), he bowed down near the door of al-Masjid in prostration for a long time and then stood up and left.’”