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The following question was kindly answered by Br. Hasnain Kassamali.

Regards

Abbas Jaffer
Moderator - ABDG-A.

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Question:

I have posted this brief query on the regular net, please verify it if possible.

A very interesting point was mentioned in the book by Dr. Ali Shariati in
memory of Lady Fatima (as), the Mistress of all the Women in Paradise, the
daughter of the Prophet Muhammad (May Allah bless him and his pure and
cleansed progeny), titled 'Fatima is Fatima', p 11
 
 	There is only one person buried in the Ka'ba, the House
 	of God, and that is a Woman, a slave, Hajar, the second 
 	wife of Abraham amd the mother of Ismail.

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Answer: 

I checked this with several sources I have access to and cannot confirm nor
deny what has been stated by Dr Ali Shariati, above. Even a professor who
teaches Islamic Art and Architecture at UBC and takes keen interest in the
history of Islamic monuments was unable to confirm it.

However, we have overwhelming reports suggesting that both Nabi Isma`eel
and his mother Hajrah have been buried in the area besides one corner of
al-Ka`bah known as Hijr al-Isma`eel.  This does not necessarily mean that
these are the only people buried there.

God knows the best.

Hasnain Kassamali
Humble servant of the Ahlul Bayt (a)




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