154. The reason due to which the (Black) Stone is placed in the corner in which it is and is not placed in another; and the reason due to which it is kissed; and the reason due to which it was brought out from the Paradise, and the reason due to which the Covenant was Made to be in it

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حدثنا أبي (رضي الله عنه)، قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن يعقوب بن يزيد، عن محمد ابن أبي عمير، عن معاوية بن عمار، عن أبي عبد الله (عليه السلام)، قال: «إن إبراهيم (عليه السلام) لما خلف إسماعيل (عليه السلام) بمكة عطش الصبي، و كان فيما بين الصفا و المروة شجر، فخرجت امه حتى قامت على الصفا، فقالت: هل بالوادي من أنيس؟ فلم يجبها أحد، فمضت حتى انتهت إلى المروة، فقالت: هل بالوادي من أنيس؟ فلم يجبها أحد، ثم رجعت إلى الصفا، فقالت كذلك حتى صنعت ذلك سبعا، فأجرى الله ذلك سنة. فأتاها جبرئيل، فقال لها: من أنت؟ فقالت: أنا ام ولد إبراهيم، فقال لها: إلى من وكلكم؟ فقالت: أما إذا قلت ذلك، فقد قلت له حيث أراد الذهاب: يا إبراهيم، إلى من تكلنا؟ فقال: إلى الله عز و جل، فقال جبرئيل: لقد وكلكم إلى كاف. قال: «و كان الناس يتجنبون الممر بمكة لمكان الماء، ففحص الصبي برجله فنبعت زمزم، و رجعت من المروة إلى الصبي و قد نبع الماء، فأقبلت تجمع التراب حوله مخافة أن يسيح الماء، و لو تركته لكان سيحا». قال: «فلما رأته الطير حلقت عليه- قال-: فمر ركب من اليمن، فلما رأوا الطير حلقت عليه، قالوا: ما حلقت‏ إلا على الماء، فأتوهم ليستقوهم فسقوهم من الماء، و أطعمهم الركب من الطعام، و أجرى الله عز و جل لهم بذلك رزقا، فكان الركب يمر بمكة فيطعمونهم من الطعام، و يسقونهم من الماء».


1. My father narrated to us, from Sa’ad Bin Abdullah, from Yaqoub Bin Yazeed, from Muhammad Ibn Abu Umeyr, from Muawiya Bin Amaar, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘Ibrahim (as), when he (as) left Ismail (as) behind at Makkah, the young boy became thirsty, and there used to be a tree in between Al-Safa and Al-Marwa. So his (as) mother went out until she (as) stood upon Al-Safa, so she (as) said: ‘Is there any kind person in the valley?’ But, no one answered her (as). So she (as) went until she (as) ended up at Al-Marwa, so she (as) said: ‘Is there any kind person in the valley?’ But, no one answered her (as). So she (as) returned back to Al-Safa. She (as) said similar to that, to the extent that she (as) did that seven times. Therefore, Allah (azwj) Caused that to be a Sunnah. Jibraeel (as) came to her (as) and said to her (as), ‘Who are you (as)?’ She (as) said: ‘I (as) am the mother of the son (as) of Ibrahim (as)’. So he (as) said to her (as): ‘To whom did he (as) entrust you (as)?’ So she (as) said: ‘I (as) had said that. I (as) asked him (as) when he (as) intended to leave: ‘To whom do you (as) entrust us (as)?’ So he (as) said: ‘To Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic’. So Jibraeel (as) said: ‘He (as) has entrusted you to the One who is Sufficient’. The Imam (asws) said: ‘And the people used to avoid the passageway at Makkah for a place for the water. So the young boy (Ismail (as)) struck (the ground) with his (as) feet, so the Zamzam (spring) gushed forth, and she (as) returned from Al-Marwa to the boy, and (saw that) the water had sprung. So she gathered the sand around it fearing that the water would evaporate, and had she (as) left it so it would have evaporated’. The Imam (asws) said: ‘So when the birds saw it, they flew towards it. Riders from Yemen passed by, so when they saw the birds to have encircled it, they said, ‘They would not have encircled except upon the water’. So they came over to them (as) to be quenched (from the thirst). So they (as) quenched them from the water, and the riders fed them (as) from the food. And Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Made that to flow for them (as) as sustenance. The riders used to pass by Makkah, and they would feed them (as) from the food, and they (as) would quench them from the water’.