Located near the Holy Mosque, behind Al-Safa and Al-Marwa, between Abu Qubais to the left and Al-Khanadem to the right. It ends at Mecca plains, in what is known today as Souk Al-Lail (Night Marketplace) about three hundred meters over the Holy Mosque. It is the place to which Bani Hashem resorted when Quraish allied against them. Quraish gathered at Al-Nadwa (The Club) House and decided to boycott and besiege them in Shi’b Abu Taleb (Abu Taleb Enclave), whereby they could not communicate, buy and sell, or marry with others, so they are left starving to death, otherwise Muhammad should give up his call. At a later stage it was known as Shi’b Bani Hashem, and today it is known as Shi’b Ali. It represented the houses of Bani Hashem before prophecy. In it the greatest Prophet (PBUH) was born, and in it is the location of the holy birth (Holy Mecca Library).
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