Al-Kāfi - Volume 4 > Performing al-Hajj on Behalf of ’A’immah, ‘Alayhim al-Salam
Hadith #1

1ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ الْبَجَلِيِّ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) يَا سَيِّدِي إِنِّي أَرْجُو أَنْ أَصُومَ فِي الْمَدِينَةِ شَهْرَ رَمَضَانَ فَقَالَ تَصُومُ بِهَا إِنْ شَاءَ الله قُلْتُ وَأَرْجُو أَنْ يَكُونَ خُرُوجُنَا فِي عَشْرٍ مِنْ شَوَّالٍ وَقَدْ عَوَّدَ الله زِيَارَةَ رَسُولِ الله (صلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) وَأَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ وَزِيَارَتَكَ فَرُبَّمَا حَجَجْتُ عَنْ أَبِيكَ وَرُبَّمَا حَجَجْتُ عَنْ أَبِي وَرُبَّمَا حَجَجْتُ عَنِ الرَّجُلِ مِنْ إِخْوَانِي وَرُبَّمَا حَجَجْتُ عَنْ نَفْسِي فَكَيْفَ أَصْنَعُ فَقَالَ تَمَتَّعْ فَقُلْتُ إِنِّي مُقِيمٌ بِمَكَّةَ مُنْذُ عَشْرِ سِنِينَ فَقَالَ تَمَتَّعْ.

1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Musa ibn al-Qasim al-Bajaliy who has said the following: “I once said to abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘My master, I hope to fast during the month of Ramadan in al-Madinah.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘You will do so by the will of Allah.’ I then said, ‘I hope to leave by the tenth of the month of Shawwal after visiting the Messenger of Allah, his family and yourself, may Allah grant me such opportunity again. I sometimes perform al-Hajj on behalf of your father or on behalf of my father, or on behalf of a man from our brothers (in belief) or perform al-Hajj for myself. How should I perform such al-Hajj?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘You should perform al-Hajj in al- Tamattu‘ manner.’ I then said, ‘I am a resident of Makkah for the past twenty years.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘You should perform al-Hajj in al-Tamattu‘ manner.’”