Al-Kāfi - Volume 6 > Al-Fakhtah and AI-SuIsul
Hadith #3

عَنْهُ عَنِ الْجَامُورَانِيِّ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ عَنْ سَيْفِ بْنِ عَمِيرَةَ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ قَالَ دَخَلْتُ عَلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( صلوات الله عليه ) فَقَالَ لِي يَا أَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ اذْهَبْ بِنَا إِلَى إِسْمَاعِيلَ نَعُودُهُ وَ كَانَ شَاكِياً فَقُمْنَا وَ دَخَلْنَا عَلَى إِسْمَاعِيلَ فَإِذَا فِي مَنْزِلِهِ فَاخِتَةٌ فِي قَفَصٍ تَصِيحُ فَقَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) يَا بُنَيَّ مَا يَدْعُوكَ إِلَى إِمْسَاكِ هَذِهِ الْفَاخِتَةِ أَ وَ مَا عَلِمْتَ أَنَّهَا مَشُومَةٌ أَ وَ مَا تَدْرِي مَا تَقُولُ قَالَ إِسْمَاعِيلُ لَا قَالَ إِنَّمَا تَدْعُو عَلَى أَرْبَابِهَا فَتَقُولُ فَقَدْتُكُمْ فَقَدْتُكُمْ فَأَخْرِجُوهُ .

3. It is narrated from the narrator of the previous Hadith from al-Jamuraniy ibn abu Hamzah from Sayf ibn ‘Amirah from Ishaq ibn ‘Ammar from abu Basir who has said the following: “I once visited abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, and he said to me, ‘O abu Muhammad, come with us to visit Tsma‘il because of his illness. We left to visit Tsma‘il and in his house we saw al-Fakhtah in a cage crying. Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, said, ‘Son, what has made you to keep this al- Fakhtah? Did you not know that it is a misfortune?’ Do you know what it says?’ Tsma‘il replied, ‘No, I do not know.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘It prays against its owners saying, ‘May I fail to find you, may I fail to find you’ so you must send it far and away.’”