Al-Kāfi - Volume 4 > Hajj of the Prophets ‘Alayhim al-Salam
Hadith #11

11ـ أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الأَشْعَرِيُّ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ الْكُوفِيِّ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مَهْزِيَارَ عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنِ ابْنِ مُسْكَانَ عَمَّنْ رَوَاهُ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ إِنَّ دَاوُدَ لَمَّا وَقَفَ الْمَوْقِفَ بِعَرَفَةَ نَظَرَ إِلَى النَّاسِ وَكَثْرَتِهِمْ فَصَعِدَ الْجَبَلَ فَأَقْبَلَ يَدْعُو فَلَمَّا قَضَى نُسُكَهُ أَتَاهُ جَبْرَئِيلُ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) فَقَالَ لَهُ يَا دَاوُدُ يَقُولُ لَكَ رَبُّكَ لِمَ صَعِدْتَ الْجَبَلَ ظَنَنْتَ أَنَّهُ يَخْفَى عَلَيَّ صَوْتُ مَنْ صَوَّتَ ثُمَّ مَضَى بِهِ إِلَى الْبَحْرِ إِلَى جُدَّةَ فَرَسَبَ بِهِ فِي الْمَاءِ مَسِيرَةَ أَرْبَعِينَ صَبَاحاً فِي الْبَرِّ فَإِذَا صَخْرَةٌ فَفَلَقَهَا فَإِذَا فِيهَا دُودَةٌ فَقَالَ لَهُ يَا دَاوُدُ يَقُولُ لَكَ رَبُّكَ أَنَا أَسْمَعُ صَوْتَ هَذِهِ فِي بَطْنِ هَذِهِ الصَّخْرَةِ فِي قَعْرِ هَذَا الْبَحْرِ فَظَنَنْتَ أَنَّهُ يَخْفَى عَلَيَّ صَوْتُ مَنْ صَوَّتَ.

11. Abu Ali al-Ash’ariy has narrated from al-Hassan ibn Ali al-Kufiy from Ali ibn Mahziyar from ‘Uthman ibn ‘Isa from ibn Muskan from those whom he has mentioned who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that Dawud (David) stayed at the station in ‘Arafat and looked at the people who seemed of great number to him. He then climbed the hill and began to pray. When he completed that act of Hajj, Jibril came to him and said, ‘O Dawud, your Lord asks, “Why did you climb the hill? Did you think that the voice of one who calls Me (prays to Me) may remain hidden from Me?”’ He (Jibril) then took him to the sea near Jaddah. He (Jibril) made him swim underwater for a distance equal to forty mornings on land. At that point there was a rock, which he (Jibril) cut open and inside there was a little worm. He (Jibril) said, ‘O Dawud, your Lord says, “I hear the voice of this worm inside this rock in the depth of this sea, but you thought that the voice of a caller (one who prays to Me) may remain hidden and obscure before Me.’””