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Hadith #1

1ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ زِيَادِ بْنِ أَبِي الْحَلاَّلِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ مَا مِنْ نَبِيٍّ وَلا وَصِيِّ نَبِيٍّ يَبْقَى فِي الأَرْضِ أَكْثَرَ مِنْ ثَلاثَةِ أَيَّامٍ حَتَّى تُرْفَعَ رُوحُهُ وَعَظْمُهُ وَلَحْمُهُ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ وَإِنَّمَا تُؤْتَى مَوَاضِعُ آثَارِهِمْ وَيُبَلِّغُونَهُمْ مِنْ بَعِيدٍ السَّلامَ وَيَسْمَعُونَهُمْ فِي مَوَاضِعِ آثَارِهِمْ مِنْ قَرِيبٍ.

1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Ziyad ibn abu al-Hallal who has said the following: “Abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that no one of the prophets and the executors of the will of the prophets remain on earth for more than three days, within which time his Ruh (spirit), bones and flesh are taken to the heaven. People come only to the places where their marks are left. They convey and express their al-Salam from distant places and they hear them nearby in the places where their marks are left.”