Al-Kāfi - Volume 5 > Income from Eulogizing Someone to Make People Mourn
Hadith #2

2- أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ مَالِكِ بْنِ عَطِيَّةَ عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ مَاتَ الْوَلِيدُ بْنُ الْمُغِيرَةِ فَقَالَتْ أُمُّ سَلَمَةَ لِلنَّبِيِّ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) إِنَّ آلَ الْمُغِيرَةِ قَدْ أَقَامُوا مَنَاحَةً فَأَذْهَبُ إِلَيْهِمْ فَأَذِنَ لَهَا فَلَبِسَتْ ثِيَابَهَا وَتَهَيَّأَتْ وَكَانَتْ مِنْ حُسْنِهَا كَأَنَّهَا جَانٌّ وَكَانَتْ إِذَا قَامَتْ فَأَرْخَتْ شَعْرَهَا جَلَّلَ جَسَدَهَا وَعَقَدَتْ بِطَرَفَيْهِ خَلْخَالَهَا فَنَدَبَتِ ابْنَ عَمِّهَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْ رَسُولِ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) فَقَالَتْ. أَنْعَى الْوَلِيدَ بْنَ الْوَلِيدِ أَبَا الْوَلِيدِ فَتَى الْعَشِيرَهْ‏حَامِي الْحَقِيقَةِ مَاجِدٌ يَسْمُو إِلَى طَلَبِ الْوَتِيرَهْ‏قَدْ كَانَ غَيْثاً فِي السِّنِينَ وَجَعْفَراً غَدَقاً وَمِيرَهْ‏. قَالَ فَمَا عَابَ ذَلِكَ عَلَيْهَا النَّبِيُّ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) وَلا قَالَ شَيْئاً.

2. Ahmad ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Malik ibn ‘Atiyah from abu Hamzah who has said the following: “Abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘When al-Walid ibn al-Mughirah died, ‘Umm Salamah asked the Holy Prophet, for permission. She said, “The family of al-Mughirah has organized a gathering to mourn for al-Walid. Can I also attend their gathering?” The Holy Prophet granted her permission. She dressed up. She was beautiful like a fairy. When standing she released her hairs and it covered her body. She tied her khalkhal on both sides. She then eulogized her cousin before the Messenger of Allah saying: “I announce passing away of al-Walid ibn al-Walid, abu al-Walid, the young man of the family, protector of truth, with glory and rising for good manners. He was a thirst-quenching rain for years, a crystal clear brook and supplies.”’ He (the narrator) has said that the Holy Prophet did not disapprove her eulogies and did not say anything.”