‘Ali is like the Ka’bah

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 ‘Ali is like the Ka’bah

 

علي بمنزلة الكعبة

‘Ali is like the Ka’bah.

 

Another narration contains the wording:

يا علي إنما أنت بمنزلة الكعبة

O ‘Ali you are like the Ka’bah.

 

He narrated it in al Firdaws bi Mathur al Khitab[1] without any isnad. I could not find it in any other hadith book. The narration is mawdu’.[2]

Another contradiction of the Rawafid is that they narrate the hadith:

 

أنت بمنزلة الكعبة تؤتى و لا تأتي

You are like the Ka’bah; you are approached and you do not approach.

 

They claim that it is mashhur, in fact mutawatir as Ahmed al Mahmudi has categorically stated.[3]

This is a contradiction on their part since Karbala’ is more superior to the Ka’bah. Proof for this is their Sheikh Muhammad al Hussain Kashif al Ghita’s clinging to this couplet of the poem in his book:

 

و من حديث كربلا و الكعبة لكربلا بان علو الرتبة

And from the hadith of Karbala and the Ka’bah, Karbala enjoys superior rank by far.[4]

 

This in turn makes Karbala’ superior to Sayyidina ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu since he and the Ka’bah are at one level and Karbala’ enjoys superiority over the Ka’bah. So when Karbala’ is more superior to Makkah, then it becomes superior to Sayyidina ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib radiya Llahu ‘anhu.

 

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[1] Al Firdaws bi Ma’thur al Khitab vol. 5 pg. 315.

[2] Al Kinani: Tanzih al Shari’ah al Marfu’ah ‘an al Ahadith al Mawdu’ah vol. 1 pg. 399.

[3] Al Mustarshad pg. 394. Al Mahmudi stated this in the margins of the book.

[4] Al Ard wa al Turbah al Hussainiyyah pg. 26 1402. Publisher: Mu’assasah Ahlul Bayt.

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