Al-Kāfi - Volume 6 > Excellence of Meat
Hadith #5

عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ بُنْدَارَ وَ غَيْرُهُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ يُوسُفَ عَنْ زَكَرِيَّا بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْأَزْدِيِّ عَنْ عَبْدِ الْأَعْلَى مَوْلَى آلِ سَامٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِأَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) إِنَّا نُرْوَى عِنْدَنَا عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) أَنَّهُ قَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَبَارَكَ وَ تَعَالَى يُبْغِضُ الْبَيْتَ اللَّحِمَ فَقَالَ ( عليه السلام ) كَذَبُوا إِنَّمَا قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) الْبَيْتَ الَّذِي يَغْتَابُونَ فِيهِ النَّاسَ وَ يَأْكُلُونَ لُحُومَهُمْ وَ قَدْ كَانَ أَبِي ( عليه السلام ) لَحِماً وَ لَقَدْ مَاتَ يَوْمَ مَاتَ وَ فِي كُمِّ أُمِّ وَلَدِهِ ثَلَاثُونَ دِرْهَماً لِلَّحْمِ .

5. Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Bandar and others have narrated from Ahmad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah from Muhammad ibn Ali from al-Hassan ibn Ali ibn Yusuf from Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Azdiy from ‘Abd al-‘A’la’ Mawla’ Ale Sam who has said the following: “I once said to abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘We narrate among us that the Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, has said, ‘Allah, most Blessed, most High, disliked the house of meat.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘They have lied. The Messenger of Allah spoke only about the house in which people backbite and eat people’s meat. My father, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, liked meat and on the day he passed away, there was thirty dirham in the sleeve of the mother of his child to buy meat.’”