Al-Kāfi - Volume 4 > The First Thing of Lands that Allah Created Was the Site of the House and How Was What He First Created
Hadith #7

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.