I heard that Imam Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) was born inside the Ka'bah, that is the walls cracked and he was delivered inside the kaabah. My question is what is the validity of this story according to the Shia? Did the events in this story actually happen? I am looking for clear cut evidences of the veracity of this story and the events in it according to the Shia view.
In order to answer this question, one may use the quote by Nuru'd-din Bin Sabbagh Maliki (or the similar ones mentioned here) stating that Ali(a.s.) was born inside the Ka'ba and this was unique to him alone.
Or one may mention the last dialogues between Sa'sa'a bin Sohan and Imam Ali (A.S.) before Imam's death in which Imam Ali (a.s.) introduces himself superior to Jesus (as) with the sign of his birth inside Kaaba:
Or even one may point at the crack on the wall of Kaaba which you can see on The Yemeni Corner. It is said that although the walls of Kaaba has been rebuilt many times since the birth of Imam Ali (a.s.), but this crack keeps reappearing(Reference). You can somehow see this fact in the pictures below:
But to my view, none of these proofs is as strong as the fact that throughout the history, no other place has been identified to be the birthplace of this great Imam. In other words, this absence of any other potential alternative is a good proof to such a belief.
In the name of Allah the compassionate the merciful
Many other authors have confirmed the birth of Imam Ali (a.s) in Kaaba. Some of them are as following:
Also some references such as ( Al-Mustadrak 3:483) have confirmed Kaaba cracked and Fatima bint Asad entered it to give birth into Imam Ali (a.s.).
In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful.
First I must mention that the birth of the faithful Imam Ali in Ka’ba in the Shia viewpoint is definite and constant and repeated many times in narrations:
Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib, peace be upon him, was born on Friday, on the thirteenth of the month of Rajab, thirty years after the massacre at the house of God in Mecca. No one Neither before nor after him born in the house of God. The born of “Amir Almo’menin“ in the house of Allah is a great virtue and honor which Allah assigned to him to celebrate his dignity and worth.
There are many narrations that Fatima Bint Asad bore amir almomenin Imam Ali ibne abi Talib “karam Allah vajha” , Inside Ka’ba.
Some other narrations:
And the question is why? Why Imam Ali ibne abi Talib was born inside the Kaaba? Maybe Alusi gives us the answer:
Mahmud al-Alusi says:
Glory be to God who puts everything in its place and hi is the most just of all judges
According to all sources of Shia it is a fact that Imam Ali (as) was born inside the Kaaba.
Shaikh Mofid (as an authentic and famous source of Shia) mentioned that Imam Ali (as) was born in Kaaba.., you can read it as the following issue:
To know regarding the circumstances of the birth of Imam Ali (as), please read the following matter:
Some of the other authorities who have affirmed Ali's birth in the Kaaba, are such as:
1.Muhammad ibn Talha el-Shafei in Matalib-us-saool, page 11.
2.Hakim in Mustadrak, page 483, Vol. III.
3.El-Umari in Sharh Ainia, page 15.
4.Halabi in Sira, page 165, Vol. I.
5.Sibt ibn al-Jauzi in Tadhkera Khawasil Ummah, page 7.
6.Ibn Sabbagh Maleki in Fusoolul Mohimma, page 14.
7.Muhammad bin Yousuf Shafei in Kifayet al-Talib, page 261.
For further information, please refer to the sources.
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