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'Ali (SBUH) ... the only one ever born inside The House of God Last part (2)


'Ali (SBUH) ... the only one ever born inside The House of God

Last part (2)


Sayings of the Amir al-Mo’menin (SBUH) at birth


Then Hadrat ‘Ali  (SBUH) said salaam to the ladies from heaven and talked to them; they (SBUT) embraced him one at a time … Hadrat Hawwa (SBUH) said salaam to him addressing him as her son; then she, in response to Hadrat ‘Ali (SBUH)’s asking about Hadrat Adam (SBUH), told him that he was surrounded by Allah’s bounties …


During this time that Hadrat ‘Ali (SBUH) was inside the Ka’bah, Hadrat AbuTalib (SBUH), in alleys and markets, was giving the good news to the people that the Wali of Allah (Allah-Chosen Authority, Lord, Guardian …) had appeared, he by whom, the Wesaayat (Wisayat, Successorship of the Prophet) would be fulfilled and completed. (17)


After the departure of the heavenly ladies the Prophets of Allah, Hadrats Aadam (Adam), Nooh (Noah), Ibrahim (Abraham), Moosa (Moses) and ‘Eesa (Jesus) (SBUT), came. Hadrat ‘Ali (SBUH) smiled when they (SBUT) said salaam to him, addressing him as the Wali of Allah; Hadrat ‘Ali (SBUH) returned their salaam and wished them Rahmat (Compassion and Mercy …) and Barakaat (Blessings …) of Allah and then said salaam to each one of them one at a time. They then embraced, kissed and praised him (SBUH) … Hadrat Aadam (SBUH) said that if it was not for Hadrat ‘Ali and his brother Hadrat Mohammad (SBUT) Allah SWT would not have accepted his return to Him … Hadrat Nooh (SBUH) asserted that if it was not for the two brothers (SBUT) Allah SWT would not have saved the Ark … Hadrat Ibrahim (SBUH) said that if it was not for the two brothers (SBUT) Allah SWT would not have saved him from the fire of Namrood … Hadrat Moosa (SBUH) asserted that if it was not for the two brothers (SBUT) Allah SWT would not have spoken to him on the Mount Sina …  Hadrat ‘Eesa (SBUH) said that if it was not for Hadrat Mohammad and Hadrat ‘Ali (SBUT) he could have never healed the blind and the sick … turned mud to a living bird … raised the dead, and …; then the Prophets of Allah left. The angels came next; they repeatedly carried him to heavens and returned him; every time they brought him back, they uttered special words regarding his virtues and excellence. (18)


Fatimah daughter of Asad (SBUT) has said that the second time that they brought him back he (SBUH) was wrapped in white heavenly silk; then they told her to protect him, for he was the Wali of the Lord of all worlds, and that no one would enter heavens without acceptance and acknowledgement of his Wilayat (Allah-Ordained Lordship) and Imamat (Allah-Ordained Leadership). Lady Fatimah (SBUH) then asserted that the angels said that joy be upon those who would follow him and woe be upon those who would turn their backs to him; and that his parable was as the parable of the Safinah of Nooh (the Noah’s Ark), any one joining it, was saved and any one leaving it, perished; she (SBUH) said that the angels then whispered some thing which she did not understand. The angels then kissed Hadrat ‘Ali (SBUH) and left; the lady said that she did not realize from where they exited. (19)


Three days inside the Ka’bah


After three days as a Divine guest within the House of Allah, she (SBUH), embracing her beloved and honored child, heard a Voice instructing her to name the child ‘Ali; the Voice continued: For, I am Allah, The ‘Ali A’laa, I have derived his name from My Name, I have taught him, I have entrusted My Amr (Lordship …) to him, I have informed him regarding the intricacies of My Knowledge, he has been born  in My House, he is the first one who will recite the Adhaan on top of My House, break the idols and throw them down on their faces, joy be upon those who love, obey and assist him, woe be upon those who have ill will against him, disobey and disparage him and deny his Right. (20)


During these three days everyone was talking about this exceptional child; specially the fact that the wall of Ka’bah was opened in front of those disbelievers, and the fact that they were unable to unlock the door of Ka’bah, had made this  unusual event a  public issue …


Hadrat ‘Ali (SBUH) in the loving arms of Hadrat Mohammad (SAWA)


In the morning of the fourth day, in front of the unbelieving eyes of the people, the wall of Ka’bah opened at the same place it was opened before, and Fatimah daughter of Asad, holding her beloved child, came out … people were staring … before anyone saying any thing, she (SBUH) narrated some of the events which had happened during those three days in the Ka’bah … she said of the child’s magnificence … she said regarding the food from heavens … she said of the Divine Voice commanding her to name the child ‘Ali …


Hadrat Mohammad (SAWA) and Hadrat AbuTalib (SBUH) stepped forward … Fatimah daughter of Asad with the child approached them …


The Lord of all monotheists said salaam to his father and wished him Rahmat and Barakaat of Allah … Hadrat AbuTalib (SBUH), addressing the child as his son, responded in the same manner and embraced him (SBUH) in his arms … (21)


Then the Amir al-Mo’menin (SBUH) opened his beautiful eyes at the blessed face of the Prophet (SAWA) and smiled … He (SBUH) said: al-salaam be upon you and the Rahmat of Allah and His Barakaat … the Prophet (SAWA) answered his salaam and embraced him in his loving arms, kissed him and held his hands … then Hadrat ‘Ali (SBUH) placed his right hand on his ear and recited the Adhaan and Eqaamah (Iqama), and bore witness to the Oneness of Allah- the Undefeated and the Mighty- and the Prophethood of Hadrat Mohammad (SAWA) … (22)


Hadrat ‘Ali (SBUH) then sought permission from the Prophet (SAWA) to recite from the Books of previous Prophets (SBUT); after the permission was granted, he (SBUH) recited from the Scriptures of Aadam, Nooh, Ibrahim, Moosa and ‘Eesa (SBUT) … then he (SBUH) started to recite from the Majid Qur’an- which was not yet sent down- … he (SBUH) started recitation of the Surah Mo’menoon: Surely the Mo’menoon have achieved Salvation … then while in the Prophet’s loving arms they went to AbuTalib’s house … (23)


Hadrat Fatimah daughter of Asad (SBUH) has narrated that when she came out of the Ka’bah and took the child to the Prophet (SAWA, the Prophet recited the Adhaan in his right ear and the Eqamah in his left ear, and he (SAWA) asserted that he was the child born based on Fetrat (innate recognition of Allah and the Chosen by Allah) … (24)


It has been written that on the third day after the birth, or after coming out from the Ka’bah, and some have also written on the 10th of the month of DhylHajjah, Hadrat AbuTalib gave a great feast and invited everyone to first circumambulate the Ka’bah seven times and then join the feast and say salaam to his son ‘Ali (SBUH) … (25)


Hadrat ‘Ali (SBUH)’s childhood with the Prophet (SAWA)


The Amir al-Mo’menin (SBUH), in regard to his childhood with the Prophet (SAWA) has said:


In my childhood, the Prophet (SAWA) used to embrace me and press me to his heart, chew the food and place it in my mouth, and feed my soul from his heavenly scent. He (SAWA) found neither a lie in my sayings, nor a mistake and ignorance in my doings. Allah SWT assigned His most exalted angels to accompany the Prophet (SAWA) day and night from his infancy to be with him in the world’s path of goodness. I, too, followed the Prophet, as a baby obeys his mother and follows her doings. The Prophet (SAWA) used to go to Mount Hara every year, and during those times no one but me used to see him … (26)






17) Manaaqeb of ibn ShahrAshoob, vol. 2, p. 198


18) Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 35, p. 13; Manaaqeb, vol. 2, p. 198; Rozah al-Waa’ezin, vol. 1, p. 79; Mawled Batal al-Islam , p. 28 (Mawled Amir al-Mo’menin, compiled by the renowned historian AbuMekhnaf in the first half of the second century A.H.); Walid al-Ka’bah, p. 31


19) Walid al-Ka’bah, p. 32


20) ibid.


21) Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 35, p. 9, 35


22) Manaaqeb, vol. 2, p. 198


23) Bihar, vol. 35, p. 22; Manaaqeb, vol. 2, p. 198


24) Bihar, vol. 35, p. 18; Manaaqeb, vol. 2, p. 172; Kashf al-Ghommah, vol. 1, p. 59


25) Manaaqeb, vol. 2, p. 199


26) ibid., last parts of Sermon Qaase’ah, Nahj al-Balaaghah, Feiz al-Islam