125. The reason due to which the House (Kabah) was Placed

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حدثنا علي بن احمد بن موسى رحمه الله قال حدثنا محمد بن أبي عبد الله عن محمد بن اسماعيل عن علي بن العباس قال حدثنا القاسم بن الربيع الصحاف عن محمد بن سنان: ان ابا الحسن الرضا (ع) كتب إليه فيما كتب من جواب مسائله علة وضع البيت وسط الارض لانه الموضع الذي من تحته دحيت الارض وكل ريح تهب في الدنيا فانها تخرج من تحت الركن الشامي وهي اول بقعة وضعت في الارض لانها الوسط ليكون الفرض لاهل المشرق والمغرب سواء.

1. Ali Bin Muhammad Bin Musa narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Abu Abdullah, from Muhammad Bin Ismail, from Ali Bin Al Abbas, from Al Qasim Bin Al Rabie Al Sahaaf, (It has been narrated) from Muhammad Bin Sinan that Abu Al-Hassan Al-Ridha (a.s.) wrote to him in answer to what he had written to ask, the reason for Placing of the House (Kabah) in the middle of the earth: ‘(This is) because it is the place from underneath which the land was rolled out, and every wind which blows in the world, so it comes out from underneath Al-Shamy corner; and it is the first spot in the earth, because it is in the middle in order to become an equidistant terminal for the people of the east and the west’.