Al-Kāfi - Volume 4 > Saying Farewell to the House
Hadith #3

3ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَأَبُو عَلِيٍّ الأَشْعَرِيُّ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ الْكُوفِيِّ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مَهْزِيَارَ قَالَ رَأَيْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ الثَّانِيَ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) فِي سَنَةِ خَمْسٍ وَعِشْرِينَ وَمِائَتَيْنِ وَدَّعَ الْبَيْتَ بَعْدَ ارْتِفَاعِ الشَّمْسِ وَطَافَ بِالْبَيْتِ يَسْتَلِمُ الرُّكْنَ الْيَمَانِيَّ فِي كُلِّ شَوْطٍ فَلَمَّا كَانَ فِي الشَّوْطِ السَّابِعِ اسْتَلَمَهُ وَاسْتَلَمَ الْحَجَرَ وَمَسَحَ بِيَدِهِ ثُمَّ مَسَحَ وَجْهَهُ بِيَدِهِ ثُمَّ أَتَى الْمَقَامَ فَصَلَّى خَلْفَهُ رَكْعَتَيْنِ ثُمَّ خَرَجَ إِلَى دُبُرِ الْكَعْبَةِ إِلَى الْمُلْتَزَمِ فَالْتَزَمَ الْبَيْتَ وَكَشَفَ الثَّوْبَ عَنْ بَطْنِهِ ثُمَّ وَقَفَ عَلَيْهِ طَوِيلاً يَدْعُو ثُمَّ خَرَجَ مِنْ بَابِ الْحَنَّاطِينَ وَتَوَجَّهَ قَالَ فَرَأَيْتُهُ فِي سَنَةِ سَبْعَ عَشْرَةَ وَمِائَتَيْنِ وَدَّعَ الْبَيْتَ لَيْلاً يَسْتَلِمُ الرُّكْنَ الْيَمَانِيَّ وَالْحَجَرَ الأَسْوَدَ فِي كُلِّ شَوْطٍ فَلَمَّا كَانَ فِي الشَّوْطِ السَّابِعِ الْتَزَمَ الْبَيْتَ فِي دُبُرِ الْكَعْبَةِ قَرِيباً مِنَ الرُّكْنِ الْيَمَانِيِّ وَفَوْقَ الْحَجَرِ الْمُسْتَطِيلِ وَكَشَفَ الثَّوْبَ عَنْ بَطْنِهِ ثُمَّ أَتَى الْحَجَرَ فَقَبَّلَهُ وَمَسَحَهُ وَخَرَجَ إِلَى الْمَقَامِ فَصَلَّى خَلْفَهُ ثُمَّ مَضَى وَلَمْ يَعُدْ إِلَى الْبَيْتِ وَكَانَ وُقُوفُهُ عَلَى الْمُلْتَزَمِ بِقَدْرِ مَا طَافَ بَعْضُ أَصْحَابِنَا سَبْعَةَ أَشْوَاطٍ وَبَعْضُهُمْ ثَمَانِيَةً.

3. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad and Abu Ali al-Ash’ariy from al-Hassan ibn Ali al-Kufiy from Ali ibn Mahziyar who has said the following: “I saw Abu Ja`far, the second ‘Alayhi al-Salam, in the year 225 Hijriy, say farewell to the House after sunrise. He performed Tawaf around the House, touched al-Yemaniy corner every time he walked around the House. During the seventh, the last shawt (walking around the House) he touched that corner and the Black Stone. He touched with his hand and then wiped his hand over his face. He then went behind al-Maqam (station of Ibrahim, ‘Alayhi al-Salam ) then performed two Rak £ at salat (prayer). He then went behind al-Ka £ bah to al-Multazam. He kept his belly, without any covering, attached to the wall of the House. He then stood up for a long time, praying. He then went out through the door of al-Hannatin and turned his face to the House. I had seen him in the year 217 Hijriy saying farewell to the House during the night. He touched al-Yemaniy corner and the Black Stone every time he walked around the House. During the seventh shawt, he kept himself very close to the House at its backside near al-Yemaniy corner over the rectangular stone. He kept his belly attached to the wall of al-Ka‘bah without any covering. He then went to the Black Stone, kissed it, touched it and then went behind al-Maqam of Ibrahim, ‘Alayhi al-Salam and performed two Rak £ at salat (prayer). He then left and did not return to the House. His standing near al-Multazam was for such a long time as some of our people’s walking seven times and others’ eight times around the Ka £ bah.’”