ACCOUNT OF THE PARTICIPATION OF THEAPOSTLE OF ALLAH, MAY ALLAH BLESS HIM, IN THEDEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE KA’BAH BYTHE QURAYSH.

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Volume 1, Parts 1.38.1
He (lbn Sa’d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar Ibn Waqid al-Aslami
informed us: `Abd Allah Ibn Yazid al-Hudhali informed us on the
authority of Sa’id Ibn `Amr al-Hudhali, he on the authority of his father;
(second chain), he (Ibn Sa’d) said: `Abd Allah Ibn Yazid al-Hudhali
informed us on the authority of Abu Ghatfan, he on the authority of lbn
‘Abbas; (third chain) he (Ibn Sa’d) said: Muhammad 1bn `Abd Allah
informed us on the authority of al-Zuhri, he on the authority of
Muhammad lbn Jubayr Ibn Mutim; their consolidated narration is:
Flood water entered a cliff commanding Makkah from its higher part till
it swept the Ka`bah, so it cracked and they feared it would fall down and
the golden ornaments and gazelle, on which pearls and jewels were
embedded, and which was set in the ground would be stolen. (In the
meanwhile) there appeared in the sea a ship boarded by Romans under
the captaincy of Baqum who was a mason also. The wind blew her to al￾Shu`aybah which was the harbour of the ships before Juddah. (Jedda)
There the ship wrecked. Al-Walid 1bn al-Mughirah, in the company of a
few Qurayshites went to the ship and purchased the logs of wood. They
talked to Baqum the Roman who accompanied them; they said: If we
would erect the House of our Lord)? Then they ordered stones to be
collected and chiselled them. The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him,
carried stones along with them; he was then thirty-five years old. They
had put their trousers (izar) on their shoulders when carrying stones; the
Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, did accordingly, but he slipped
and a voice was heard saying: Beware of your nakedness. It was the first
voice he heard. Thereupon Abu Talib said to him: 0 my brother’s son!
keep your trousers on your head. Then he (Prophet) said: What happend
to me was due to my rashness. After that the nakedness of the Apostle of
Allah, may Allah bless him, was never exposed. When they assembled to
demolish it, some one said: Do not spend in its construction except what
is rightly earned and do not deprive your relations and do not be hard on
any one. Then al-Walid Ibn al-Mughirah started demolishing it. He took
a pickaxe; then he stood to throw down stones and he was repeating: 0
Allah ! do not be wrathful, we only wish piety. He demolished it and the
Quraysh joined him. Then they began to rebuild it. They demarcated the
Ka`bah and then cast dice. As a result of it (the portion) between al-Rukn
al-Aswad and Rukn al-Hijr, the front of the Ka’bah, fell to the lot of `Abd
Manaf and Banu Zuhrah. [P. 94] (The portion) between. Rukn al-Hijr
and the latter Rukn al-Hijr fell to the lot of Banu Asad Ibn `Abd al-`Uzza
and Banu `Abd al-Dar Ibn Qusayyi. (The portion) between the Rukn al￾Hijr to Rukn al-Yamani fell to the lot of Taym and Makhzum. (The
remaining portion) between al-Rukn, al-Yamani and al-Rukn al-Aswad
fell to the lot of Sahm, Jumah, ‘Adi and ‘Amir Ibn Luwayyi. They all
built it. But when it reached the place where the Black Stone was to be
set, each tribe claimed to be most deserving (of all to place it). They
quarrelled to such an extent that they were on the verge of fighting. Then
it was proposed that the first person to enter from the gate of Banu
Shaybah would place it; they said: We agree and submit (to this
decision). The first person to enter through the gate of Banu Shaybah
was the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him. When they saw him they
said: This is al-Amin (the Trusted), we agree to what we have decided.
Then they informed him of the affair. Thereupon the Apostle of Allah,
may Allah bless him, took his mantle and spread it on the earth, then he
put the Black Stone on it. He then said: Let a person from every quarter
of the Quraysh come. Then from the quarter of `Abd Manaf, ‘Utbah Ibn
Rabi`ah, from the second quarter was Abu Zam’ah, from the third
quarter Abu Hudhayfah Ibn al-Mughirah and from the fourth quarter
Qays Ibn `Adi (came forward). Then the Apostle of Allah, may Allah
bless him, said: Let every one of you hold a corner of the cloth. Then all
of them raised it and the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, put it in
its place with his own hand. Then a person from Najd came forward to
give a stone to the Prophet, may Allah bless him, to strengthen the Black
Stone. Al-`Abbas Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib stopped him and pushed him to a
side. Then al-`Abbas gave a stone to the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless
him, and he strengthened the Black Stone with it. The Najdi became
angry at this. Thereupon the Prophet, may Allah bless him, said: None
but a member of our tribe can rebuild the Ka`bah with us. Then the
Najdi said: It is strange for the people of dignity, discernment, advanced
age and means to appoint one, who was younger to them and with less
wealth, as their chief and become to him like his servants. By Allah !
beware, he will gain supremacy over all and they will be left behind. He
will sieze fortune from them. It is said that the person was Iblis.
Thereupon Abu Tálib recited:
“Verily its beginning and end are for us.
In command and justice we do not deny it.
We made an effort to erect it.
We erected its best and largest portion.
If there be any rights for it, they will mostly be for us”.
Then they constructed it, till they reached the place of logs (i.e., roof).
There were fifteen girders on which they put its roof and there were six
pillars on which they constructed it. They excluded (the portion marked
as al-Hijr from the Ka’bah.

Volume 1, Parts 1.38.2
He (Ibn Said) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar informed us: Ibn Jurayj
informed us on the authority of al-Walid Ibn ‘Ata, he on the authority of
a1-Harith Ibn `Abd Allah Ibn Abi Rabi`ah, he on the authority of
`Ayishah; she said: The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said:
Verily your people reduced the dimensions of the Ka’bah. If their period
of polytheism had, not been short, I would have included what they had
left out. [P. 95] If your people happen to rebuild it after me, they should
include it; let me show it to you. Then he showed me about seven cubits of
space of al-Hijr. She said: The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him,
said: I would have kept two doors, eastern and western, in the level of the
earth. Do you know why they raised its door? I said: I do not know. He
said: For the sake of greatness, so that none but whom they liked could
enter, and whom they disliked, they allowed him to make an attempt, and
then they pushed him so that he fell down.

Volume 1, Parts 1.38.3
He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar informed us; he said: `Abd
Allah Ibn Yazid al-Hudhali informed us on the authority of Sa’id lbn
‘Amr, he on the authority of his father; he said:
I noticed the Quraysh opening the Ka’bah during the days of Jàhiliyyah
on Mondays and Thursdays. The watchman guarded the gates and the
people tried to ascend. If they did not like any one to enter, he was
pushed so as to fall down sometimes he was hurt. They did not enter the
Ka’bah with shoes on, out of respect, and left their shoes under the staircase.

Volume 1, Parts 1.38.4
He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Muhammad Ibn ‘Umar informed us: Aba Bakr Ibn
‘Abd Allah Ibn Abi Sabrah informed us on the authority of Khàlid Ibn
Rabah, he on the authority of al-Muttalib Ibn ‘Abd Allah Ibn Hantab, he
on the authority of Ibn Marsa a mawla of the Quraysh; he said:
I heard al-‘Abbas Ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib saying: The Apostle of Allah,
may Allah bless him, covered the Ka’bah during his pilgrimage with
striped cloth.

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