Al-Kāfi - Volume 6 > The Footgear
Hadith #7

عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَبِي الْخَزْرَجِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ الزِّبْرِقَانِ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي إِسْحَاقُ الْحَذَّاءُ قَالَ أَرْسَلَ إِلَيَّ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) وَ نَحْنُ بِمِنًى ائْتِنِي وَ مَعَكَ كِنْفُكَ قَالَ فَأَتَيْتُهُ فِي مِضْرَبِهِ فَسَلَّمْتُ عَلَيْهِ فَرَدَّ عَلَيَّ وَ أَوْمَأَ إِلَيَّ أَنِ اجْلِسْ فَجَلَسْتُ ثُمَّ تَنَاوَلَ نَعْلًا جَدِيداً فَرَمَى بِهَا إِلَيَّ فَلَمَّا أَرَدْتُ أَنْ أَذْهَبَ قُلْتُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ لَوْ وَهَبْتَ لِي هَذِهِ النَّعْلَ وَ كُنْتُ أَحْذُو عَلَيْهَا فَرَمَى إِلَيَّ بِالْفَرْدِ الْآخَرِ فَقَالَ وَاحِدَةٌ أَيُّ شَيْ‏ءٍ تَنْفَعُكَقَالَ وَ كَانَتْ مُعَقَّبَةً مُخَصَّرَةً مِنْ وَسَطِهَا لَهَا قِبَالَانِ وَ لَهَا رُءُوسٌ فَقَالَ هَذَا حَذْوُ النَّبِيِّ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) .

7. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah from abu al-Khazraj al-Hassan ibn al-Zabarqan al-Ansariy who has said that narrated to me Ishaq al-Hadhdha’ who has said the following: “Once abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, sent for me, when we were in Mina, to come to him with my tools. I went to his tent and offered him (the Imam) the greeting of peace to which he responded and made a hand gesture for me to sit down. I sat down. He (the Imam) took a new shoe and threw it to me. When I wanted to leave I said, ‘I pray to Allah to keep my soul in service for your cause, I wish you gave this sandal to me as a present so I can use it as a model. He (the Imam) threw the other pair to me saying, ‘How can you benefit from one pair?’ He (the narrator) has said, ‘It had a back support, a narrow middle part and two straps in their front part (to go between the toes). He (the Imam) said, ‘It is the model of the footgear of the Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause.’”