19. The Five Names of Mecca

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5-22 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله قال: حدثني أحمد ابن محمد بن عيسى، عن أحمد بن محمد بن أبي نصر البزنطي قال: حدثنا أيمن بن محرز عن معاوية بن عمار، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: أسماء مكة خمسة: أم القرى، ومكة وبكة، والبساسة كانوا إذا ظلموا بها بستهم أي أخرجتهم وأهلكتهم، وأم رحم كانوا إذا لزموها رحموا


5-22 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Sa’ed ibn Abdullah quoted Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, on the authority of Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Abi Nasr al-Bazanty, on the authority of Aiman ibn Mohraz, on the authority of Muawiyah ibn Ammar that Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) said, “Mecca has five names. They are, ‘Ummul Qura , Mecca, Becca, Bassasa since anyone who performed any acts of oppression there was deported from it and destroyed, and ‘Umma Ruhm since they had mercy with whomever took refuge there.”