Al-Kāfi - Volume 4 > Hajj of the Holy Prophet, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause
Hadith #9

9ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ وَمُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ عَنِ الْفَضْلِ بْنِ شَاذَانَ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ الَّذِي كَانَ عَلَى بُدْنِ رَسُولِ الله (صلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) نَاجِيَةُ بْنُ جُنْدَبٍ الْخُزَاعِيُّ الأَسْلَمِيُّ وَالَّذِي حَلَقَ رَأْسَ النَّبِيِّ (صلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) فِي حَجَّتِهِ مَعْمَرُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ حَرَاثَةَ بْنِ نَصْرِ بْنِ عَوْفِ بْنِ عَوِيجِ بْنِ عَدِيِّ بْنِ كَعْبٍ قَالَ وَلَمَّا كَانَ فِي حَجَّةِ رَسُولِ الله (صلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) وَهُوَ يَحْلِقُهُ قَالَتْ قُرَيْشٌ أَيْ مَعْمَرُ أُذُنُ رَسُولِ الله (صلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) فِي يَدِكَ وَفِي يَدِكَ الْمُوسَى فَقَالَ مَعْمَرٌ وَالله إِنِّي لأَعُدُّهُ مِنَ الله فَضْلاً عَظِيماً عَلَيَّ قَالَ وَكَانَ مَعْمَرٌ هُوَ الَّذِي يَرْحَلُ لِرَسُولِ الله (صلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) فَقَالَ رَسُولُ الله يَا مَعْمَرُ إِنَّ الرَّحْلَ اللَّيْلَةَ لَمُسْتَرْخًى فَقَالَ مَعْمَرٌ بِأَبِي أَنْتَ وَأُمِّي لَقَدْ شَدَدْتُهُ كَمَا كُنْتُ أَشُدُّهُ وَلَكِنْ بَعْضُ مَنْ حَسَدَنِي مَكَانِي مِنْكَ يَا رَسُولَ الله أَرَادَ أَنْ تَسْتَبْدِلَ بِي فَقَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) مَا كُنْتُ لأَفْعَلَ.

9. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father and Muhammad ibn Isma‘il from al-Fadl ibn Shadhan from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Mu‘awiyah ibn ‘Ammar who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that the person in charge of herding the camel for offering by the Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, was Najiyah ibn Jundab al-Khuza‘iy al-Aslamiy. The person who shaved the head of the Holy Prophet during his Hajj was Mu‘amar ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn Harithah ibn Nasr ibn ‘Awf ibn ‘Awiyj ibn ‘Adiy ibn Ka’b. He (the Imam) said, ‘During the Hajj of the Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, as he shaved his head, Quraysh said to him, ‘O Mu’ammar, the ear of the Messenger of Allah is in your hand. Also in your hand is the shaving knife . 5 Mu’ammar then said, ‘I by Allah consider it a great favor on me . 5 He (the Imam) said, ‘Mu’ammar was he who would prepare the saddle on the camel for the Messenger of Allah. The Messenger of Allah asked him, ‘O Mu’ammar, how is it that the saddle is prepared loose tonight ? 5 He replied, ‘I pray to Allah to keep my soul in service for your cause, I had prepared it tight as usually I do, but certain ones jealous of my nearness to you wanted to replace me . 5 The Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, said, ‘I would not have allowed it to happen . ‘“