101. The Masjids in Kufa

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1ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عُذَافِرٍ عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ أَوْ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ إِنَّ بِالْكُوفَةِ مَسَاجِدَ مَلْعُونَةً وَمَسَاجِدَ مُبَارَكَةً فَأَمَّا الْمُبَارَكَةُ فَمَسْجِدُ غَنِيٍّ وَالله إِنَّ قِبْلَتَهُ لَقَاسِطَةٌ وَإِنَّ طِينَتَهُ لَطَيِّبَةٌ وَلَقَدْ وَضَعَهُ رَجُلٌ مُؤْمِنٌ وَلاَ تَذْهَبُ الدُّنْيَا حَتَّى تَفَجَّرَ مِنْهُ عَيْنَانِ وَتَكُونَ عِنْدَهُ جَنَّتَانِ وَأَهْلُهُ مَلْعُونُونَ وَهُوَ مَسْلُوبٌ مِنْهُمْ وَمَسْجِدُ بَنِي ظَفَرٍ وَهُوَ مَسْجِدُ السَّهْلَةِ وَ مَسْجِدٌ بِالْخَمْرَاءِ وَمَسْجِدُ جُعْفِيٍّ وَلَيْسَ هُوَ الْيَوْمَ مَسْجِدَهُمْ قَالَ دَرَسَ فَأَمَّا الْمَسَاجِدُ الْمَلْعُونَةُ فَمَسْجِدُ ثَقِيفٍ وَمَسْجِدُ الأشْعَثِ وَمَسْجِدُ جَرِيرٍ وَمَسْجِدُ سِمَاكٍ وَمَسْجِدٌ بِالْخَمْرَاءِ بُنِيَ عَلَى قَبْرِ فِرْعَوْنٍ مِنَ الْفَرَاعِنَةِ.


1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ‘Amr ibn ‘Uthman from Muhammad ibn ‘ Adhafir from abu Hamzah or from Muhammad ibn Muslim who has said the following: “In Kufa there are condemned Masjids and blessed Masjids. One of the blessed Masjids is the Masjid of Ghany. By Allah, the direction of Qiblah thereof is balanced and just and its soil is blessed. A believing man established it and before the end of the world, two fountains will gush forth there-from with two gardens nearby. However, the people around it are condemned and the Masjid is taken away from them. Banu Zafar’s, al-Sahlah Masjid, is another such Masjid. Another Masjid is in al-Khumrah and yet another one is Al-Ju‘fiy Masjid and today it is not their Masjid. He said, ‘It is destroyed.’ “Other condemned Masjid are Saqif, al-Ash‘ath and Jarir Masjids. There is also Sammak Masjid in al-Khumrah which is built on the grave of a pharaoh of the pharaohs.”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (15/485)



2ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ عَبْدِ الله عَنْ عُبَيْسِ بْنِ هِشَامٍ عَنْ سَالِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ جُدِّدَتْ أَرْبَعَةُ مَسَاجِدَ بِالْكُوفَةِ فَرَحاً لِقَتْلِ الْحُسَيْنِ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) مَسْجِدُ الأشْعَثِ وَمَسْجِدُ جَرِيرٍ وَمَسْجِدُ سِمَاكٍ وَمَسْجِدُ شَبَثِ بْنِ رِبْعِيٍّ.


2. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from al-Hassan ibn Ali ibn ‘Abd Allah from ‘Ubays ibn Hisham from Salim who has said the following: “Abu Ja’far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Four Masjids were rebuilt in Kufa to express happiness for the killing of al-Husayn, ‘Alayhi al-Salam : Al-Ash‘ath and Jarir Masjids, Sammak and Shabath ibn Rib‘i’s Masjids.”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (15/485)



3ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ إِنَّ أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) نَهَى بِالْكُوفَةِ عَنِ الصَّلاَةِ فِي خَمْسَةِ مَسَاجِدَ مَسْجِدِ الأشْعَثِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ وَمَسْجِدِ جَرِيرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الله الْبَجَلِيِّ وَمَسْجِدِ سِمَاكِ بْنِ مَخْرَمَةَ وَمَسْجِدِ شَبَثِ بْنِ رِبْعِيٍّ وَمَسْجِدِ التَّيْمِ. وَفِي رِوَايَةِ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ مَسْجِدِ بَنِي السِّيدِ وَمَسْجِدِ بَنِي عَبْدِ الله بْنِ دَارِمٍ وَمَسْجِدِ غَنِيٍّ وَمَسْجِدِ سِمَاكٍ وَمَسْجِدِ ثَقِيفٍ وَمَسْجِدِ الأشْعَثِ.


3. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from al-Husayn ibn Safwan ibn Yahya from certain individuals of our people who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that ’Amir al-Mu’minin, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, prohibited performing Salah (prayer) in five Masjids in Kufah, such as al-Ash‘ath ibn Qays’ Masjid, Jarir ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Bajaliy’s Masjid, Sammak ibn Makhruma’s Masjid, Shabath ibn Rib‘i’s Masjid and al-Taym’s Masjid.” According to a Hadith from abu Basir, one such Masjid is banu al-Sayyid Masjid, banu ‘Abd Allah ibn Darime Masjid, Ghany Masjid, Sammak’ Masjid, Thaqif’s Masjid and al-Ash‘ath’s Masjid.”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرسل كالصحيح وآخره مرسل 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (5/486)