3. The First Thing of Lands that Allah Created Was the Site of the House and How Was What He First Created

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1ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِمْرَانَ الْعِجْلِيِّ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) أَيَّ شَيْ‏ءٍ كَانَ مَوْضِعُ الْبَيْتِ حَيْثُ كَانَ الْمَاءُ فِي قَوْلِ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَكانَ عَرْشُهُ عَلَى الْماءِ قَالَ كَانَ مَهَاةً بَيْضَاءَ يَعْنِي دُرَّةً.


1. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Muhammad ibn al-Husayn from Muhammad ibn Sinan from Muhammad ibn ‘Imran al-‘Ijliy who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ’How was the site of the House when there was water? Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, has said, “His Throne was on the water. . . (11:9) He (the Imam) replied, ‘It was Mahat, a white diamond.’”


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2ـ الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُعَلَّى بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ الْوَشَّاءِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ عَائِذٍ عَنْ أَبِي خَدِيجَةَ قَالَ إِنَّ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَنْزَلَ الْحَجَرَ لآِدَمَ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ وَكَانَ الْبَيْتُ دُرَّةً بَيْضَاءَ فَرَفَعَهُ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ وَبَقِيَ أُسُّهُ وَهُوَ بِحِيَالِ هَذَا الْبَيْتِ يَدْخُلُهُ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ سَبْعُونَ أَلْفَ مَلَكٍ لا يَرْجِعُونَ إِلَيْهِ أَبَداً فَأَمَرَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ (عَلَيْهِما السَّلاَم) بِبُنْيَانِ الْبَيْتِ عَلَى الْقَوَاعِدِ.


2. Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu‘alla’ ibn Muhammad from al-Hassan ibn Ali al-Washsha’ from Ahmad ibn ‘A’idh from abu Khadijah who, in a maqtu‘ manner has said the following: “ He (the Imam), has said that Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, brought down the Stone for Adam from paradise. The House was a white diamond. Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, took it to the heaven but its base remained, and it is the site of the House, wherein seventy thousand angels come every day and they never return to this site. Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, then commanded Ibrahim and Isma‘il, ‘Alayhima al-Salam, and they built the House on the pillars (on that base).”’


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3ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ مَنْصُورِ بْنِ الْعَبَّاسِ عَنْ صَالِحٍ اللَّفَائِفِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ إِنَّ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ دَحَا الأَرْضَ مِنْ تَحْتِ الْكَعْبَةِ إِلَى مِنًى ثُمَّ دَحَاهَا مِنْ مِنًى إِلَى عَرَفَاتٍ ثُمَّ دَحَاهَا مِنْ عَرَفَاتٍ إِلَى مِنًى فَالأَرْضُ مِنْ عَرَفَاتٍ وَعَرَفَاتٌ مِنْ مِنًى وَمِنًى مِنَ الْكَعْبَةِ.


3. Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Mansur ibn al-‘Abbas from Salih al-Lafa’ifiy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, extended the land from beneath the Ka‘bah to Mina, then from Mina to ‘Arafat, then from ‘Arafat to Mina. Earth is from ‘Arafat, ‘Arafat is from Mina and Mina is from al-Ka‘bah.”


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4ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ هِلالٍ عَنْ عِيسَى بْنِ عَبْدِ الله الْهَاشِمِيِّ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ كَانَ مَوْضِعُ الْكَعْبَةِ رَبْوَةً مِنَ الأَرْضِ بَيْضَاءَ تُضِي‏ءُ كَضَوْءِ الشَّمْسِ وَالْقَمَرِ حَتَّى قَتَلَ ابْنَا آدَمَ أَحَدُهُمَا صَاحِبَهُ فَاسْوَدَّتْ فَلَمَّا نَزَلَ آدَمُ رَفَعَ الله لَهُ الأَرْضَ كُلَّهَا حَتَّى رَآهَا ثُمَّ قَالَ هَذِهِ لَكَ كُلُّهَا قَالَ يَا رَبِّ مَا هَذِهِ الأَرْضُ الْبَيْضَاءُ الْمُنِيرَةُ قَالَ هِيَ فِي أَرْضِي وَقَدْ جَعَلْتُ عَلَيْكَ أَنْ تَطُوفَ بِهَا كُلَّ يَوْمٍ سَبْعَمِائَةِ طَوَافٍ.


4. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Muhammad ibn Ahmad from Ahmad ibn Hilal from ‘Isa ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Hashimiy from his father who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that the site of al-Ka‘bah was a white mount of land that shone like the sun and moon until one of the sons of Adam killed the other son of Adam, and thereafter it turned black. When Adam descended, Allah then raised the whole earth for him until he saw it. He then said, ‘This is all for you. He then asked, ‘Lord, what is this white land that shines?’ He replied, ‘That is (in) My land. I have made it obligatory upon you to walk around it seven hundred times every day.’”


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5ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مَرْوَانَ عَنْ عِدَّةٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ الثُّمَالِيِّ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) فِي الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ لأَيِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ سَمَّاهُ الله الْعَتِيقَ فَقَالَ إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ مِنْ بَيْتٍ وَضَعَهُ الله عَلَى وَجْهِ الأَرْضِ إِلاَّ لَهُ رَبٌّ وَسُكَّانٌ يَسْكُنُونَهُ غَيْرَ هَذَا الْبَيْتِ فَإِنَّهُ لا رَبَّ لَهُ إِلاَّ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَهُوَ الْحُرُّ ثُمَّ قَالَ إِنَّ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ خَلَقَهُ قَبْلَ الأَرْضِ ثُمَّ خَلَقَ الأَرْضَ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ فَدَحَاهَا مِنْ تَحْتِهِ.


5. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Muhammad ibn Ahmad from al-Husayn ibn Ali ibn Marwan from a number of our people from abu Hamzah al-Thumaliy who has said the following: “I once in the sacred Masjid asked abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘For what reason has Allah named it al-‘Atiq (freed)?’ He (the Imam) replied, ‘Every house that Allah has established on earth has a master and inhabitants who live there, except this House which has no master except Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious. This is free.’ He then said, ‘Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, created it before the earth, then He created the earth and extended it from underneath the House.’”


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6ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ أَبَانِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَمَّنْ أَخْبَرَهُ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ قُلْتُ لَهُ لِمَ سُمِّيَ الْبَيْتُ الْعَتِيقَ قَالَ هُوَ بَيْتٌ حُرٌّ عَتِيقٌ مِنَ النَّاسِ لَمْ يَمْلِكْهُ أَحَدٌ.


6. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from Hammad ibn ‘Isa from Aban ibn ‘Uthman from those whom he has mentioned (in his book) who has said the following: “I once asked abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘Why is the House called free House?’ He (the Imam) replied, ’It is a free house. It is free from people; no one owns it.’”


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7ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ سَيْفِ بْنِ عَمِيرَةَ عَنْ أَبِي زُرَارَةَ التَّمِيمِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي حَسَّانَ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ لَمَّا أَرَادَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَنْ يَخْلُقَ الأَرْضَ أَمَرَ الرِّيَاحَ فَضَرَبْنَ وَجْهَ الْمَاءِ حَتَّى صَارَ مَوْجاً ثُمَّ أَزْبَدَ فَصَارَ زَبَداً وَاحِداً فَجَمَعَهُ فِي مَوْضِعِ الْبَيْتِ ثُمَّ جَعَلَهُ جَبَلاً مِنْ زَبَدٍ ثُمَّ دَحَا الأَرْضَ مِنْ تَحْتِهِ وَهُوَ قَوْلُ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِنَّ أَوَّلَ بَيْتٍ وُضِعَ لِلنَّاسِ لَلَّذِي بِبَكَّةَ مُبارَكاً. وَرَوَاهُ أَيْضاً عَنْ سَيْفِ بْنِ عَمِيرَةَ عَنْ أَبِي بَكْرٍ الْحَضْرَمِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) مِثْلَهُ.


7. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Sayf ibn ‘Amirah from abu Zurarah al-Tamimiy from abu Hassan who has said the following: “Abu Ja’far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘When Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, decided to create the earth, He commanded the air to stir the surface of the water to raise waves, which then turned into scum that was collected on the site of the House. He then made it a mountain of scum, then He extended the earth from underneath the House and that is what Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Glorious, has spoken of, “The first house established for people was that which is in Bakkah, the blessed one.” (3:95)’” This is narrated from Sayf ibn ‘Amirah from abu Bakr al-Hadramiy from abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al- Salam also.


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