Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the Fig, Olive, the Mountain of Seeneen and the Safe Land
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، قال: حدثنا أحمد بن محمد بن خالد، قال: حدثني أبو عبد الله الرازي، عن الحسن بن علي بن أبي عثمان عن موسى بن بكر، عن أبي الحسن موسى بن جعفر، عن أبيه، عن آبائه عليهم السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: إن الله تبارك وتعالى اختار من البلدان أربعة فقال عز وجل: " والتين و الزيتون وطور سينين وهذا البلد الأمين " التين المدينة، والزيتون بيت المقدس، و طور سينين الكوفة، وهذا البلد الأمين مكة.

1. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Yahya al-‘Attar, that he said: We were told by Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Khalid, that he said: I was told by Abu Abdillah al-Razi, from Hasan bin Ali bin Abi Uthman, from Musa bin Bikr, from Abu’l-Hasan, Musa bin Ja’far, from his father, from his fathers, peace be upon them, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: Indeed, Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He, chose from the lands, four, and so He, Exalted and Glorious is He, said: «And by the Fig, Olive, the Mountain of Seeneen and this Safe Land.» (95:1-3) The Fig is Medina, the Olive is Jerusalem, the Mountain of Seeneen is Kufa, and the Safe Land is Mecca.