Al-Kāfi - Volume 6 > Al-Fakhtah and AI-SuIsul
Hadith #1

عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ حَفْصِ بْنِ الْبَخْتَرِيِّ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ كَانَتْ فِي دَارِ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ( عليه السلام ) فَاخِتَةٌ فَسَمِعَهَا يَوْماً وَ هِيَ تَصِيحُ فَقَالَ لَهُمْ أَ تَدْرُونَ مَا تَقُولُ هَذِهِ الْفَاخِتَةُ قَالُوا لَا قَالَ تَقُولُ فَقَدْتُكُمْ فَقَدْتُكُمْ ثُمَّ قَالَ لَنَفْقِدَنَّهَا قَبْلَ أَنْ تَفْقِدَنَا ثُمَّ أَمَرَ بِهَا فَذُبِحَتْ .

1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hafs ibn af-Bakhtariy from a man who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that in the house of abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, there was al-Fakhtah and he one day heard it crying. He (the Imam) said, ‘Do you know what it (al-Fakhtah) says?’ They replied, ‘No, we do not know.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘It says, ‘I have lost you, I have lost you.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘We will lose it before it will lose us.’ He (the Imam) commanded to slaughter it (for food).’”