187. The reason due to which the exclamation of the Greatness of Allah (azwj) (Takbeer) came to be after fifteen Prayers during the days of Al-Tashreek at Mina, and at the cities at the end of ten Prayers

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أبي رحمه الله قال حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى عن ابن أبي عمير عن أبي علي صاحب الانماط عن أبان بن تغلب قال: لما هدم الحجاج الكعبة فرق الناس ترابها فلما صاروا إلى بنائها وارادوا ان يبنوها خرجت عليهم حية فمنعت الناس البناء حتى انهزموا فأتوا الحجاج فأخبروه فخاف أن يكون قد منع بناءها فصعد المنبر، ثم انشد الناس وقال انشد الله عبدا عنده مما ابتلينا به علم لما أخبرنا به قال فقام إليه شيخ فقال ان يكن عند أحد علم فعند رجل رأيته جاء إلى الكعبة فأخذ مقدارها ثم مضى فقال الحجاج من هو؟ فقال علي بن الحسين (ع) فقال: معدن ذلك فبعث إلى علي بن الحسين (ع) فأتاه فاخبره بما كان من منع الله اياه البناء، فقال له علي بن الحسين: يا حجاج عمدت إلى بناء ابراهيم واسماعيل فالقيته في الطريق وانتهبته كانك ترى انه تراث لك، اصعد المنبر فانشد الناس أن لا يبقى أحد منهم أخذ منه شيئا إلا رده، قال: ففعل فانشد الناس أن لا يبقى أحد منهم أخذ منه شيئا إلا رده، قال: فردوه فلما رأي جميع التراب أتى علي بن الحسين فوضع الاساس وأمرهم أن يحفروا، قال: فتغيبت الحية عنهم وحفروا حتى انتهوا إلى موضع القواعد، فقال لهم علي بن الحسين: تنحوا، فتنحوا فدنا منها فغطاها بثوبه، ثم بكى، ثم غطاها بالتراب بيد نفسه ثم دعا الفعلة، فقال: ضعوا بناءكم، فوضعوا البناء، فلما ارتفعت حيطانه أمر بالتراب فالقى في جوفه، فلذلك صار البيت مرتفعا يصعد إليه بالدرج.

1. My father said, ‘Sa’ad Bin Abdullah narrated to us, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Isa, from Ibn Abu Umeyr, from Abu Ali Sahib Al Anmaat, (It has been narrated) from Aban Bin Tablugh who said, ‘When Al-Hajjaj demolished the Kabah, the people dispersed with its sand. When the people came to re-build it, and intended that its building work should start, a snake came out to them. So the people were prevented from the building until they were defeated. So they came to Al-Hajjaj and informed him of it. So he feared that it may so happen that its building would be prevented. So he ascended the pulpit, then adjured the people and said, ‘I adjure with Allah (azwj), if there is a servant who has knowledge with him of how to get out from our trial, so he should inform us of it’. So an old man stood up and said, ‘ If there happens to be knowledge with anyone, so it would be with a man whom I saw come to the Kabah, so he (asws) took its measurements, then went away’. So Al-Hajjaj said, ‘Who is he?’ So he said, ‘Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws)’. So he said, ‘Bring that one near’. So he sent message to Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws). So he (asws) came to him. So he informed him (asws) with what Allah (azwj) had Prevented him from the construction. So Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) said to him: ‘O Hajjaj! You proceeded to start the building of Ibrahim (as)and Ismail (as), so you cast it in the middle of the road (left it unfinished), and dealt with it as if you viewed it as being an inheritance for you. Ascend the pulpit, so adjure the people that there should not remain anyone from among them who has taken anything from it, so he should return it’. He (the narrator) said, ‘So he did it. He adjured the people that there should not remain anyone from them who had taken anything from it (Kabah) except that he should return it. So they returned it. So when he (asws) saw all the sand, Ali (asws) Bin Al Husayn (asws) came over, so he (asws) placed the foundation and ordered them that they should dig. He (the narrator) said, ‘The snake disappeared from them, and they dug until they ended up to the place of the base. So Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) said to them: ‘Step aside!’ So they stepped aside. So he (asws) approached and covered it with his (asws) clothes, then wept. Then he (asws) covered it with the sand by his (asws) own hand, then invited the labourers, so he (asws) said: ‘Place the building up’. So they place the building. So when its walls were raised, he (asws) ordered for the sand, and he (asws) cast it in the middle of it. Thus, it was due to that, the House came to be so high that it has to be climbed up to it with the stairs’.