Al-Kāfi - Volume 5 > Gifts and Presents
Hadith #3

3- ابْنُ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ سَيْفِ بْنِ عَمِيرَةَ عَنْ أَبِي بَكْرٍ الْحَضْرَمِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ كَانَتِ الْعَرَبُ فِي الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ عَلَى فِرْقَتَيْنِ الْحُلِّ وَالْحُمْسِ فَكَانَتِ الْحُمْسُ قُرَيْشاً وَكَانَتِ الْحُلُّ سَائِرَ الْعَرَبِ فَلَمْ يَكُنْ أَحَدٌ مِنَ الْحُلِّ إِلا وَلَهُ حَرَمِيٌّ مِنَ الْحُمْسِ وَمَنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ حَرَمِيٌّ مِنَ الْحُمْسِ لَمْ يُتْرَكْ أَنْ يَطُوفَ بِالْبَيْتِ إِلا عُرْيَاناً وَكَانَ رَسُولُ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) حَرَمِيّاً لِعِيَاضِ بْنِ حِمَارٍ الْمُجَاشِعِيِّ وَكَانَ عِيَاضٌ رَجُلا عَظِيمَ الْخَطَرِ وَكَانَ قَاضِياً لأهْلِ عُكَاظٍ فِي الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ فَكَانَ عِيَاضٌ إِذَا دَخَلَ مَكَّةَ أَلْقَى عَنْهُ ثِيَابَ الذُّنُوبِ وَالرَّجَاسَةِ وَأَخَذَ ثِيَابَ رَسُولِ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) لِطُهْرِهَا فَلَبِسَهَا وَطَافَ بِالْبَيْتِ ثُمَّ يَرُدُّهَا عَلَيْهِ إِذَا فَرَغَ مِنْ طَوَافِهِ فَلَمَّا أَنْ ظَهَرَ رَسُولُ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) أَتَاهُ عِيَاضٌ بِهَدِيَّةٍ فَأَبَى رَسُولُ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) أَنْ يَقْبَلَهَا وَقَالَ يَا عِيَاضُ لَوْ أَسْلَمْتَ لَقَبِلْتُ هَدِيَّتَكَ إِنَّ اللهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَبَى لِي زَبْدَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ ثُمَّ إِنَّ عِيَاضاً بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ أَسْلَمَ وَحَسُنَ إِسْلامُهُ فَأَهْدَى إِلَى رَسُولِ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) هَدِيَّةً فَقَبِلَهَا مِنْهُ.

3. Ibn Mahbub has narrated from Sayf ibn ‘ Amirah from abu Bakr al-Hadramiy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Arabs during pre-Islamic age of ignorance were of two groups. One was al-Hull and the other al-Hums. Al-Hums were Quraysh and al-Hull was the rest of Arabs. Everyone of al-Hull group had to have a protector from al-Hums people; otherwise, they could not perform Tawaf except in a naked condition. The Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, was the protector of ‘Iyad ibn Himar al-Mujashi‘iy. ‘Iyad was a person of great importance. He was a judge for the people in ‘Ukaz during the age of ignorance. When visiting Makkah ‘Iyad removed his dress of sins and filth. He dressed up with the dress of the Messenger of Allah for being clean. He dressed up and performed Tawaf around the house, then returned them to him after completing Tawaf. When the Messenger of Allah declared his mission, ‘Iyad brought a gift for him. The Messenger of Allah refused to accept it saying, ‘O ‘Iyad, if you accept Islam I accept your gift. Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious, disdains my accepting gifts from pagans.’ ‘Iyad then afterwards accepted Islam and made it to be good. He then gave a gift to the Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, and he accepted his gift.’”