129. The reason due to which Makkah was named as BakkahBack to book
حدثنا محمد بن علي ما جيلويه رضي الله عنه عن عمه محمد بن القاسم عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله عن أبي الحسين البرقي عن عبد الله بن جبلة عن معاوية ابن عمار عن الحسن بن عبد الله عن آبائه عن جده الحسن بن علي بن أبي طالب عليهم السلام قال: جاء نفر من اليهود إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله فسألوه عن اشياء فكان فيما سألوه عنه ان قال له احدهم لاي شئ سميت الكعبة كعبة؟ فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وآله لانها وسط الدنيا.
1. Muhammad Bin Ali Majaylawiya narrated to us, from his uncle Muhammad Bin Al Qasim, from Ahmad Bin Abu Abdullah, from Abu Al Husayn Al barqy, from Abdullah Bin Jabala, from Muawiya Ibn Amaar, from Al Hassan Bin Abdullah, from his forefathers, (It has been narrated) from his grandfather (asws) Al-Hassan (asws) Bin Ali (asws) Bin Abu Talib (asws) having said: ‘A number of Jews came to Rasool-Allah (saww). So they asked him (asws) about a few things. So, among what they asked him (saww) was that one of them said, ‘For which thing was the Kabah named as Kabah?’ So the Prophet (saww) said: ‘Because it is in the middle of the world’.
وروى عن الصادق عليه السلام انه سئل لم سميت الكعبة كعبة؟ قال: لانها مربعة فقيل له ولم صارت مربعة؟ قال: لانها بحذاء البيت المعمور وهو مربع فقيل له ولم صار البيت المعمور مربعا؟ قال لانه بحذاء العرش وهو مربع فقيل له ولم صار العرش مربعا؟ قال: لان الكلمات التي بنى عليها الاسلام اربع وهي: سبحان الله والحمد لله ولا إله إلا الله والله اكبر.
2. And it is reported from Al-Sadiq (asws) that he (asws) was asked why the Kabah was named as Kabah? So he (asws) said: ‘Because it is square?’ So it was said to him (asws), ‘And why did it come to be a square?’ He (asws) said: ‘Because by the shoe (Aligned at the bottom) of the Oft-Frequented House (البيت المعمور) and it is square’. So it was said to him (asws), ‘And why did the Oft-Frequented House (البيت المعمور) come to be square?’ He (asws) said: ‘Because it is by the shoe of the Throne, and it is square’. So it was said to him (asws), ‘And why did the Throne come to be a square?’ He (asws) said: ‘Because the Words upon which Al-Islam is based, are four, and these are Glory be to Allah (azwj), and the Praise is for Allah (azwj), and there is no god except for Allah (azwj), and Allah (azwj) is the Greatest (سبحان الله والحمد لله ولا إله إلا الله والله اكبر)’.