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مشاهدة النسخة كاملة : The Story of rebuilding the Ka` bah by Quraysh


Emad Fadel
12-05-2010, 05:09 AM
The Story of rebuilding the Ka`bah by Quraysh before the Messenger of Allah was sent as Prophet

In his Sirah, Muhammad bin Ishaq bin Yasar said, "When the Messenger of Allah reached thirty five years of age, the Quraysh gathered to rebuild the Ka` bah, this included covering it with a roof . However, they were weary of demolishing it . During that t ime, the Ka` bah was barely above a man's shoulder, so they wanted to raise its height and build a ceiling on top. Some
people had stolen the Ka` bah's t reasure beforehand, which used to be in a well in the middle of the Ka` bah. The t reasure was later found with a man called, Duwayk, a f reed servant of Bani Mulayh bin ` Amr, f rom the t ribe of Khuza` ah. The Quraysh cut of f his hand as punishment .
Some people claimed that those who actually stole the t reasure lef t it with Duwayk. Af terwards, the sea brought a ship that belonged to a Roman merchant to the shores of Jeddah, where it washed-up. So they collected the ship's wood to use it for the Ka` bah's ceiling; a Coptic carpenter in Makkah prepared what they needed for the j ob. When they decided to begin the demolition process to rebuild the House, Abu Wahb bin ` Amr bin ` A'idh
bin ` Abd bin ` Imran bin Makhzum took a stone f rom the Ka` bah; the stone slipped from his hand and went back to where it had been. He said, `O people of Quraysh! Do not spend on rebuilding the House, except f rom what was earned f rom pure sources. No money earned from a prost itute, usury or injustice should be included. ''' Ibn Ishaq commented here that the people also at t ribute these words to Al-Walid bin Al-Mughirah bin ` Abdullah bin ` Amr bin Makhzum.
Ibn Ishaq cont inued, "The Quraysh began to organize their ef forts to rebuild the Ka` bah, each subt ribe taking the responsibility of rebuilding a designated part of it . However, they were st ill weary about bringing down the Ka` bah. Al-Walid bin Al-Mughirah said, ` I will start to bring it down. ' He held an ax and stood by the Ka` bah and said, `O Allah! No harm is meant . O Allah! We only seek to do a good service. ' He then started to chop the House's stones. The people waited that night and said, `We will wait and see. If something st rikes him, we will not bring it down and instead rebuid it the way it was. If nothing happens to him, then Allah will have agreed to what we are doing. ' The next morning, Al-Walid went to work on the Ka` bah, and the people started bringing the Ka` bah down with him. When they reached the foundat ions that Ibrahim built , they uncovered green stones that were above each other, j ust
like a pile of spears. '' Ibn Ishaq then said that some people told him, "A man f rom Quraysh, who was helping rebuild the Ka` bah, placed the shovel between two of these stones to pull them up; when one of the stones was moved, all of Makkah shook, so they did not dig up these stones. ''
The Dispute regarding Who should place the Black Stone in Its Place Ibn Ishaq said, "The t ribes of Quraysh collected stones to rebuild the House, each t ribe
collect ing on their own. They started rebuilding it , unt il the rebuilding of the Ka` bah reached the point where the Black Stone was to be placed in its designated site. A dispute erupted between the various t ribes of Quraysh, each seeking the honor of placing the Black Stone for their own t ribe. The dispute almost led to violence between the leaders of Quraysh in the area
of the Sacred House. Banu ` Abd Ad-Dar and Banu ` Adi bin Ka` b bin Lu'ay, gave their mutual pledge to f ight unt il death. However, f ive or four days later, Abu Umayyah bin Al-Mughirah bin ` Abdullah bin ` Amr bin Makhzum, the oldest man f rom Quraysh then intervened at the right moment . Abu Umayyah suggested that Quraysh should appoint the first man to enter the House
from its entrance to be a mediator between them. They agreed. The Messenger - Muhammad - was the f irst person to enter the House. When the various leaders of Quraysh realized who the f irst one was, they all proclaimed, ` This is Al-Amin (the Honest one). We all accept him; This is Muhammad. ' When the Prophet reached the area where the leaders were gathering and they informed him about their dispute, he asked them to bring a garment and place it on the ground. He placed the Black Stone on it . He then requested that
each of the leaders of Quraysh hold the garment f rom one side and all part icipate in lif t ing the Black Stone, moving it to its designated area. Next , the Prophet carried the Black Stone by himself and placed it in its designated posit ion and built around it . The Quraysh used to call the Messenger of Allah ` Al-Amin' even before the revelat ion came to him ''