Merits of people & places

Was Hakim ibn Hizam born in the Ka’bah?


Is the following narration by Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) and his statement thereafter correct?

Is it authentically established that Sayyiduna Hakim ibn Hizam and  Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) were both born in the blessed Ka’bah?

أخبرنا أبو بكر محمد بن أحمد بن بالويه ثنا إبراهيم بن إسحاق الحربي ثنا مصعب بن عبد الله : فذكر نسب حكيم بن حزام و زاد فيه و أمه فاختة بنت زهير بن أسد بن عبد العزى و كانت ولدت حكيما في الكعبة و هي حامل فضربها المخاض وهي جوف الكعبة فولدت فيها فحملت في نطع و غسل ما كان تحتها من الثياب عند حوض زمرم و لم يولد قبله و لا بعده في الكعبة أحد

قال الحاكم : و هم مصعب في الحرف الأخير فقد تواترت الأخبار أن فاطمة بنت أسد ولدت أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب كرم الله وجهه في جوف الكعبة

(Al-Mustadrak, vol. 3 pg. 483) Read More »

Qualities of the Abdal which will grant them entry into Jannah


Kindly verify and provide the references of the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The abdal from my nation did not enter into Jannah with their actions, but rather through the mercy of Allah, through the unparalleled generosity of their souls, the fact that they hold no grudge or hatred against anyone and their hearts being at peace with everyone, and through mercy for the entirety of Muslims.”

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Translation of a narration in Sahih Bukhari


I see this Hadith often but I don’t see the word “face” in the Arabic:

 قَالَ ابْنُ شِهَابٍ عَنْ عُرْوَةَ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ ـ رضى الله عنها ـ قَالَتْ يَرْحَمُ اللَّهُ نِسَاءَ الْمُهَاجِرَاتِ الأُوَلَ، لَمَّا أَنْزَلَ اللَّه ‏{‏وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَى جُيُوبِهِنَّ‏}‏ شَقَّقْنَ مُرُوطَهُنَّ فَاخْتَمَرْنَ بِها‏.‏

Sayyidatuna`Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) said:

May Allah bestow His Mercy on the early emigrant women. When Allah revealed: “… and to draw their veils all over their Juyubihinna (i.e., their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms)…” they tore their Murat [woolen dresses or waist-binding clothes or aprons etc.] and covered their heads and faces with those torn Muruts.

My question is, I just see a verb from the root خمر

Why did the translator write that they covered their faces?

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A narration on the qualities of the Abdals


Kindly verify and provide the reference for the following Hadith regarding the Abdal:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“At all times in my Ummah, there will be five hundred chosen servants and forty Abdal. When anyone of these passes away then immediately he is succeeded by another.”

The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) inquired: “What are their exclusive deeds?”

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam replied: “They overlook the injustices of the transgressors, and they show kindness to those who ill-treat them, and from the sustenance provided for them by Allah, they engender sympathy and graciousness”

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