Was Hadrat Ali RA Born in the Kabah

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Fatwa ID: 05595 

 

Answered by: Maulana Mubarak Patel

 

Question:

 

Is this narration authentic and please translate to English.

 

أخبرنا أبو بكر محمد بن أحمد بن بالويه ثنا إبراهيم بن إسحاق الحربي ثنا مصعب بن عبد الله : فذكر نسب حكيم بن حزام و زاد فيه و أمه فاختة بنت زهير بن أسد بن عبد العزى و كانت ولدت حكيما في الكعبة و هي حامل فضربها المخاض وهي جوف الكعبة فولدت فيها فحملت في نطع و غسل ما كان تحتها من الثياب عند حوض زمرم و لم يولد قبله و لا بعده في الكعبة أحد

قال الحاكم : و هم مصعب في الحرف الأخير فقد تواترت الأخبار أن فاطمة بنت أسد ولدت أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب كرم الله وجهه في جوف الكعبة

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

Mus’ab Ibn Abdillah narrates the lineage of Hakeem bin Hizam. He added that his mother is Faakhta bint Zuhayr bin Asad bin Abdul Azza. She gave birth to Hakeem in the Ka’ba. She was pregnant and her labour pains started whilst she was in the Ka’ba. She gave birth to him in the Ka’ba. During the birth, she was on a leather mat. Her clothes under her were washed at the well of ZamZam. No one before Hakeem bin Hizam or no one after him was born in the Ka’ba.

 

Imam Hakim (RA) states that Mus’ab ibn Abdillah had doubt at the end of the Hadith because the narrations are narrated with Tawatur (in such numbers that to deny the narration is impossible) that Hazrat Ali RA was born in the Ka’ba.

 

Having said that, many scholars are of the opinion that the narration regarding Hazrat Ali RA being born in the Ka’ba are weak. It is the opinion that he was born near the birthplace of The Prophet Muhamad SAW.

 

References: Fatawa Darul Uloom Zakariya, Page, 122 – 125, Vol 1, ZamZam Publishers.

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mubarak Patel

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

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