Al-Kāfi - Volume 6 > Clothes Dyed with al-MiCasfar (dye with safflower)
Hadith #1

مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ مَيْسَرَةَ عَنِ الْحَكَمِ بْنِ عُتَيْبَةَ قَالَ دَخَلْتُ عَلَى أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ( عليه السلام ) وَ هُوَ فِي بَيْتٍ مُنَجَّدٍ وَ عَلَيْهِ قَمِيصٌ رَطْبٌ وَ مِلْحَفَةٌ مَصْبُوغَةٌ قَدْ أَثَّرَ الصِّبْغُ عَلَى عَاتِقِهِ فَجَعَلْتُ أَنْظُرُ إِلَى الْبَيْتِ وَ أَنْظُرُ إِلَى هَيْئَتِهِ فَقَالَ يَا حَكَمُ مَا تَقُولُ فِي هَذَا فَقُلْتُ وَ مَا عَسَيْتَ أَنْ أَقُولَ وَ أَنَا أَرَاهُ عَلَيْكَ وَ أَمَّا عِنْدَنَا فَإِنَّمَا يَفْعَلُهُ الشَّابُّ الْمُرَهَّقُ فَقَالَ لِي يَا حَكَمُ مَنْ حَرَّمَ زِينَةَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي أَخْرَجَ لِعِبَادِهِ وَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ مِنَ الرِّزْقِ وَ هَذَا مِمَّا أَخْرَجَ اللَّهُ لِعِبَادِهِ فَأَمَّا هَذَا الْبَيْتُ الَّذِي تَرَى فَهُوَ بَيْتُ الْمَرْأَةِ وَ أَنَا قَرِيبُ الْعَهْدِ بِالْعُرْسِ وَ بَيْتِي الْبَيْتُ الَّذِي تَعْرِفُ .

1. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Mu‘awiyah ibn Maysarah from al- Hakam ibn ‘Utaybah who has said the following: “I once visited abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, in a well-furnished house. He (the Imam) was wearing a shirt which was not fully dry and a colored bed sheet which had left its color marks on his shoulder, and I was looking at the house and to him (the Imam). He (the Imam) said, ‘O Hakam, what do you say about it?’ I replied, ’I was about to say something about it after seeing it on you. With us it is used only by the youthful ones.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘O Hakam, ‘Who has made unlawful the beautiful things that Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious, has brought out for His servants and the very fine kinds of means of sustenance/ (7:31) This is of the things that Allah has made to come out for His servants. This house which you see is the house of the woman and I am not far away from the time of the wedding, however, my house is that which you know/”