Birthplace of Ali ibn Abi Talib
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Ali ibn Abi Talib (ca 599-661 CE) was a prominent figure in early Islamic history. He had been taken into his cousin Muhammad's (saw) household as a child, and was the first converts to Islam when he was only ten years old. Later, he married Muhammad's (saw) daughter Fatima Zahra and fathered Muhammad's (saw) two grandsons. He was one of Muhammad's (saw) trusted lieutenants.
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In constrast to the Shia view, most Sunni scholars believe that Ali was not born inside the Kaaba, and instead accept the fact that Hakeem Bin Hizam was the only man in history born to be born inside the Kaaba, as stated by Sunni scholar Al-Dhahabi in his book Siyar Alam al-Nubala.
The Sunni scholar Al-Hakim, in his book Mustadrak, is the core Sunni source affirming Ali's birth inside the Kaaba, with works from other scholars mainly serving as secondary sources of this same book. This story is rejected by the majority of Sunnis, however, as the source Hadith for this story has not been reliably narrated.
Extensive refutations of the Shia position have been made by Sunnis, as Shia have traditionally argued that Ali enjoys a special status above other companions of the Prophet Muhammad due to being born inside of the Kaaba; it still remains a contentious issue between the two sects.