126. The reason due to which the House (Kabah) was Placed in the middle of the earth

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أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد وعبد الله ابني محمد بن عيسى عن محمد بن أبي عمير، عن حماد بن عثمان الناب، عن عبيد الله ابن علي الحلبي عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: سألته عن قول الله تعالى (سواء العاكف فيه والباد) فقال: لم يكن ينبغي أن يصنع على دور مكة ابواب لان الحجاج ان ينزلوا معهم في دورهم في ساحة الدار حتى يقضوا مناسكهم، وان اول من جعل لدور مكة ابوابا معاوية.

1. My father said, ‘Sa’ad Bin Abdullah narrated to us, from Ahmad and Abdullah the two sons of Muhammad Bin Isa, from Muhammad Bin Abu Umeyr, from Hamaad Bin Usman Al Naab, from Ubeydullah Ibn Ali Al Halby, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (a.s.), said, ‘I asked him (a.s.) about the Words of Allah the High [22:25] We have made equally for the people, (for) the dweller therein and (for) the visitor. So he (a.s.) said: ‘It was never befitting that gates should be placed around Makkah because the Pilgrims, could encamp with them in the courtyards of the house until they fulfill their rituals, and that the first one who made gates for the houses of Makkah was Muawiya’.