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

4ـ الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُعَلَّى بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ أَبَانٍ عَنْ أَبِي إِسْمَاعِيلَ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) هُوَ ذَا أَخْرُجُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ فَمِنْ أَيْنَ أُوَدِّعُ الْبَيْتَ قَالَ تَأْتِي الْمُسْتَجَارَ بَيْنَ الْحَجَرِ وَالْبَابِ فَتُوَدِّعُهُ مِنْ ثَمَّ ثُمَّ تَخْرُجُ فَتَشْرَبُ مِنْ زَمْزَمَ ثُمَّ تَمْضِي فَقُلْتُ أَصُبُّ عَلَى رَأْسِي فَقَالَ لا تَقْرَبِ الصَّبَّ.

4. Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu’alia’ ibn Muhammad from af-Hassan ibn Afi from Aban from abu ‘Isma’ii who has said the foffowing: “I once asked Abu `Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, £ I pray to Allah to keep my soul in service for your cause, I am about to leave. Wherefrom should I say farewell to the House?’ He (the Imam) said, £ Go to al-Mustajar, between the door and the Black Stone and say farewell from there, then leave and drink water from Zamzam then move on.’ I then asked, £ Can I pour water on my head?’ He (the Imam) said, £ Do not get near pouring.’” NOTE: Fatwa best explains Hadith 4 of this Chapter.