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Hadith #40

40 - حَدَّثَنا أَبي رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قالَ: حَدَّثَنا سَعْدُ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّه، عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى، عَنِ الحَسَن بن عَلِىِّ بْنِ فَضّالٍ قالَ: رَأَيْتُ أَبَا الْحَسَنِ‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ‏وَهُوَيُرِيدُ أَنْ يُوَدِّعَ لِلْخُرُوجِ إِلَى الْعُمْرَةِ فَأَتَى الْقَبْرَ مِنْ مَوْضِعِ رَأْسِ النَّبِيِ‏ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ بَعْدَ الْمَغْرِبِ فَسَلَّمَ عَلَى النَّبِيِ‏ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَلَزِقَ بِالْقَبْرِ ثُمَّ انْصَرَفَ حَتَّى أَتَى الْقَبْرَ فَقَامَ إِلَى جَانِبِهِ يُصَلِّي فَأَلْزَقَ مَنْكِبَهُ الأَيْسَرَ بِالْقَبْرِ قَرِيباً مِنَ الأُسْطُوَانَةِ الَّتِي دُونَ الأُسْطُوَانَةِ الُْمخَلَّقَةِ عِنْدَ رَأْسِ النَّبِيِ‏ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ فَصَلَّى سِتَّ رَكَعَاتٍ أَوْ ثَمَانَ رَكَعَاتٍ فِي نَعْلَيْهِ قَالَ وَكَانَ مِقْدَارُ رُكُوعِهِ وَسُجُودِهِ ثَلاثَ تَسْبِيحَاتٍ أَوْ أَكْثَرَ فَلَمَّا فَرَغَ سَجَدَ سَجْدَةً أَطَالَ فِيهَا حَتَّى بَلَّ عَرَقُهُ الْحَصَى؛قَالَ وَذَكَرَ بَعْضُ أَصْحَابِنَا أَنَّهُ أَلْصَقَ خَدَّيْهِ بِأَرْضِ الْمَسْجِدِ.

30-40 (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, “I saw Abul Hassan Al-Ridha (s) when he wanted to leave the ‘Umra (minor pilgrimage) and had come to the position at the head of the Prophet’s (s) tomb after the evening prayer. He (s) sent his best to the Prophet (s) and touched the tomb. Then he (s) left, went to a corner and started to say prayers. He (s) touched one of the pillars of the shrine ahead of the pillar that is at the position of the (Prophet’s) head with his left shoulder. Then he (s) said six or eight units of prayers wearing his sandals. The duration of his stay in the positions of bowing down or prostrating was nearly the time required to recite the glorifications of God thrice or more. When Abul Hassan Al-Ridha (s) finished saying the prayers, he (s) fell down in prostration for so long that the pebbles got wet with the moisture from his sweat. Some of his companions have said that the Imam (s) rubbed his face on the ground of the Mosque.”