Icons of Jesus and Mary (peace be upon them) in the Ka’ba


Assalam alaykum.

Is it true that Sayyidina Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) safeguarded icons of Jesus and Mary (as) in the Ka’ba as mentioned here: http://www.bliis.org/essay/prophet-muhammad-jesus-marys-icons-kaba/

Barakallahu fikum


Alaykum Salam,

Among the Tabi`in that thought it may indeed have been the case are `Ata’ and `Amr b. Dinar according to Dhahabi; however, this particular report is inauthentic as its chain contains Muslim b. Khalid al-Zanji whose narrations are unrecognized/disclaimed (munkar al-hadith) and the top narrator is Yasar Abu Najih al-Makki (d. 109) who is a junior Tabi`i, so there is an untold number of missing links between him and the event. Allah knows best.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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