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Hadith #18

18 - حَدَّثَنا أَبي رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قالَ: حَدَّثَنا سَعْدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّه، عَن أَحْمَدِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنِ الحَسَن بن عَلِىِّ بْنِ فضال، عَن أَبي الحَسَن‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ أَنَّهُ قالَ احتبس القَمَر، عَن بَنِي إِسْرائِيل فَأَوحى اللَّه عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِلى مُوسَى أَن اُخْرِجَ عظام يُوسِف‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ من مصر وَوعده طُلُوع القَمَر إِذا اُخْرِجَ عظامه فسأل مُوسَى‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ، عَن من يَعْلَمُ مَوْضِعَهُ فَقِيلَ لَهُ إِن ههُنا عجوز تعلم علمه فَبَعَثَ إِلَيْهِ افَأَتي بعجوز مقعدة عَمْياء فَقالَ لَها تعرفين مَوْضِع‏قَبْرِ يُوسِف قالَتْ نعم قالَ فَأَخبريني بِهِ فَقالَتْ لا حَتّى‏ تعطيني أَرْبَعَ خصال تطلق لي‏ رجلي وَتعيد إِلى‏ شِبابِي وَتَرُدَّ إِلى‏ بصري وتجعلني مَعَكَ فِي الجَنَّة قالَ فكبر ذلِكَ عَلَى مُوسَى‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ قالَ فَأَوحى اللَّه عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِلَيْهِ يا مُوسَى أعطها ما سَأَلْت فَإِنَّكَ إِنَّما تُعْطي عَلِيِّ فَفَعَلَ فدلته عَلَيْهِ فاستخرجه من شاطئ النيل فِي صندوق مرمر فَلَمَّا َخرجه طلع القَمَر فحمله إِلى الشام فَلِذلِكَ يحمل أَهْل الْكِتاب موتاهم إِلى الشام.

26-18 (The author of the book narrated) my father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Sa’d ibn Abdullah quoted on the authority of Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Ali ibn Fadhdhal, on the authority of Abil Hassan (s), “The moon did not shine for the Children of Israel for some time. The Honorable the Exalted God revealed the following to Moses (s), ‘Take the remaining bones of Joseph (s) out of Egypt.’ God promised that once the bones were taken out, the moon would shine again.’ Moses (s) sought for someone who knew where they were. He was told that an old lady knew where they were. Moses (s) sent for her. They brought a crippled blind old woman. Moses (s) asked her, ‘Do you know where Joseph (s) is buried?’ She said, ‘Yes.’ Moses (s) said, ‘Then let me know where it is.’ She said, ‘I have four conditions for this. First, you must heal my legs; second you must return my youth to me; third you must return my sight; fourth you must take me to Paradise along with you.’ Moses (s) thought that these conditions were too much to be asked for, but the Honorable the Exalted God revealed to him, ‘O Moses! Give her what she asks for as you are doing that on My behalf.’ Moses (s) did that and the lady showed him the grave. Moses (s) brought the bones out of a marble coffin from the Nile’s shore. Then the moon rose. They took the bones to Syria. From then on the People of the Book take their dead ones to Syria.”