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Birth of 'Ali in the Ka'bah?
[Which of the Companions Lived 120 years]


In reply to the statement:

"The idea was to show that Imam Ali's birth in the Ka'bah was a great virtue [for him]"

It is not authentically reported that Sayyiduna `Ali - Allah ennoble his face - was born in the Ka`ba.

However, it is firmly established that the Companion Hakim ibn Hizam ibn Khuwaylid ibn `Abd al-`Uzza ibn Qusay al-Qurashi was born in the Ka`ba, as Imam Muslim stated in his Sahih (Kitab al-Buyu`, Bab al-Sidq fi al-Bay` wa al-Bayan). See also al-Hakim, Mustadrak (1990 ed. 3:549) and Ibn Hajar, al-Isaba (#1802).

Hakim ibn Hizam is the first entry in Ibn Mandah's remarkable book, Man `âsha Mi'atan wa `Ishrîna Sanatan min al-Sahâbah "Those of the Companions Who Lived 120 years."

They are fourteen - Allah be well-pleased with them:

1. Hakim ibn Hizam (d. 54, Madina)
2. `Asim ibn `Adi al-Badri
3. Huwaytib ibn `Abd al-`Uzza
4. Sa`d ibn Iyas al-Shaybani
5. Makhrama ibn Nawfal
6. Sa`id ibn Yarbu`
7. Sa`d ibn Junada al-`Awfi al-Ansari
8. HASSAN IBN THABIT radyAllahu Ta`ala anh,
the poet of the Prophet and the one supported by the Holy Spirit.
9. Abu `Umara `Abd Khayr ibn Yazid
10. Hamnan ibn `Awf
11. al-Muntaji`al-Najdi
12. Nafi` Abu Sulayman al-`Abdi
13. al-Lajlaj
14. Abu Shaddad al-`Umani

Hajj Gibril

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