Ibraheim,Ismail, and Hajar

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  1. Solemn_G

    Solemn_G Junior Member

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    As-salaamu alaykum brothers and sisters,

    This is the direct story from the mouth of Prophet Muhammad(SAW). What a magnificant plan Allah(SWT) had in store for the House of Ibraheim(AS):

    Narrated Ibn `Abbas: The Prophet said, "May Allah bestow His
    Mercy on the mother of Ishmael! Had she not hastened (to fill
    her water−skin with water from the Zamzam well). Zamzam would
    have been a stream flowing on the surface of the earth." Ibn
    `Abbas further added, "(The Prophet) Abraham brought Ishmael
    and his mother (to Mecca) and she was suckling Ishmael and she
    had a water−skin with her.'
    Narrated Ibn `Abbas: The first lady to use a girdle was the
    mother of Ishmael. She used a girdle so that she might hide
    her tracks from Sarah. Abraham brought her and her son Ishmael
    while she was suckling him, to a place near the Ka`ba under a
    tree on the spot of Zamzam, at the highest place in the
    mosque. During those days there was nobody in Mecca, nor was
    there any water So he made them sit over there and placed near
    them a leather bag containing some dates, and a small
    water−skin containing some water, and set out homeward.
    Ishmael's mother followed him saying, "O Abraham! Where are
    you going, leaving us in this valley where there is no person
    whose company we may enjoy, nor is there anything (to enjoy)?"
    She repeated that to him many times, but he did not look back
    at her Then she asked him, "Has Allah ordered you to do so?"
    He said, "Yes." She said, "Then He will not neglect us," and
    returned while Abraham proceeded onwards, and on reaching the
    Thaniya where they could not see him, he faced the Ka`ba, and
    raising both hands, invoked Allah saying the following
    prayers: 'O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring dwell
    in a valley without cultivation, by Your Sacred House (Ka`ba
    at Mecca) in order, O our Lord, that they may offer prayer
    perfectly. So fill some hearts among men with love towards
    them, and (O Allah) provide them with fruits, so that they may
    give thanks.' (1
    4.37) Ishmael's mother went on suckling Ishmael and drinking
    from the water (she had). When the water in the water−skin had
    all been used up, she became thirsty and her child also became
    thirsty. She started looking at him (i.e. Ishmael) tossing in
    agony; She left him, for she could not endure looking at him,
    and found that the mountain of Safa was the nearest mountainto her on that land. She stood on it and started looking at
    the valley keenly so that she might see somebody, but she
    could not see anybody. Then she descended from Safa and when
    she reached the valley, she tucked up her robe and ran in the
    valley like a person in distress and trouble, till she crossed
    the valley and reached the Marwa mountain where she stood and
    started looking, expecting to see somebody, but she could not
    see anybody. She repeated that (running between Safa and
    Marwa) seven times." The Prophet said, "This is the source of
    the tradition of the walking of people between them (i.e. Safa
    and Marwa). When she reached the Marwa (for the last time) she
    heard a voice and she asked herself to be quiet and listened
    attentively. She heard the voice again and said, 'O, (whoever
    you may be)! You have made me hear your voice; have you got
    something to help me?" And behold! She saw an angel at the
    place of Zamzam, digging the earth with his heel (or his
    wing), till water flowed from that place. She started to make
    something like a basin around it, using her hand in this way,
    and started filling her water−skin with water with her hands,
    and the water was flowing out after she had scooped some of
    it." The Prophet added, "May Allah bestow Mercy on Ishmael's
    mother! Had she let the Zamzam (flow without trying to control
    it) (or had she not scooped from that water) (to fill her
    water−skin), Zamzam would have been a stream flowing on the
    surface of the earth." The Prophet further added, "Then she
    drank (water) and suckled her child. The angel said to her,
    'Don't be afraid of being neglected, for this is the House of
    Allah which will be built by this boy and his father, and
    Allah never neglects His people.' The House (i.e. Ka`ba) at
    that time was on a high place resembling a hillock, and when
    torrents came, they flowed to its right and left. She lived in
    that way till some people from the tribe of Jurhum or a family
    from Jurhum passed by her and her child, as they (i.e. the
    Jurhum people) were coming through the way of Kada'. They
    landed in the lower part of Mecca where they saw a bird that
    had the habit of flying around water and not leaving it. They
    said, 'This bird must be flying around water, though we know
    that there is no water in this valley.' They sent one or twomessengers who discovered the source of water, and returned to
    inform them of the water. So, they all came (towards the
    water)." The Prophet added, "Ishmael's mother was sitting near
    the water. They asked her, 'Do you allow us to stay with you?"
    She replied, 'Yes, but you will have no right to possess the
    water.' They agreed to that." The Prophet further said,
    "Ishmael's mother was pleased with the whole situation as she
    used to love to enjoy the company of the people. So, they
    settled there, and later on they sent for their families who
    came and settled with them so that some families became
    permanent residents there. The child (i.e. Ishmael) grew up
    and learnt Arabic from them and (his virtues) caused them to
    love and admire him as he grew up, and when he reached the age
    of puberty they made him marry a woman from amongst them.
    After Ishmael's mother had died, Abraham came after Ishmael's
    marriage in order to see his family that he had left before,
    but he did not find Ishmael there. When he asked Ishmael's
    wife about him, she replied, 'He has gone in search of our
    livelihood.' Then he asked her about their way of living and
    their condition, and she replied, 'We are living in misery; we
    are living in hardship and destitution,' complaining to him.
    He said, 'When your husband returns, convey my salutation to
    him and tell him to change the threshold of the gate (of his
    house).' When Ishmael came, he seemed to have felt something
    unusual, so he asked his wife, 'Has anyone visited you?' She
    replied, 'Yes, an old man of so−and−so description came and
    asked me about you and I informed him, and he asked about our
    state of living, and I told him that we were living in a
    hardship and poverty.' On that Ishmael said, 'Did he advise
    you anything?' She replied, 'Yes, he told me to convey his
    salutation to you and to tell you to change the threshold of
    your gate.' Ishmael said, 'It was my father, and he has
    ordered me to divorce you. Go back to your family.' So,
    Ishmael divorced her and married another woman from amongst
    them (i.e. Jurhum). Then Abraham stayed away from them for a
    period as long as Allah wished and called on them again but
    did not find Ishmael. So he came to Ishmael's wife and asked
    her about Ishmael. She said, 'He has gone in search of ourlivelihood.' Abraham asked her, 'How are you getting on?'
    asking her about their sustenance and living. She replied, 'We
    are prosperous and well−off (i.e. we have everything in
    abundance).' Then she thanked Allah' Abraham said, 'What kind
    of food do you eat?' She said. 'Meat.' He said, 'What do you
    drink?' She said, 'Water." He said, "O Allah! Bless their meat
    and water." The Prophet added, "At that time they did not have
    grain, and if they had grain, he would have also invoked Allah
    to bless it." The Prophet added, "If somebody has only these
    two things as his sustenance, his health and disposition will
    be badly affected, unless he lives in Mecca." The Prophet
    added," Then Abraham said Ishmael's wife, "When your husband
    comes, give my regards to him and tell him that he should keep
    firm the threshold of his gate.' When Ishmael came back, he
    asked his wife, 'Did anyone call on you?' She replied, 'Yes, a
    good−looking old man came to me,' so she praised him and
    added. 'He asked about you, and I informed him, and he asked
    about our livelihood and I told him that we were in a good
    condition.' Ishmael asked her, 'Did he give you any piece of
    advice?' She said, 'Yes, he told me to give his regards to you
    and ordered that you should keep firm the threshold of your
    gate.' On that Ishmael said, 'It was my father, and you are
    the threshold (of the gate). He has ordered me to keep you
    with me.' Then Abraham stayed away from them for a period as
    long as Allah wished, and called on them afterwards. He saw
    Ishmael under a tree near Zamzam, sharpening his arrows. When
    he saw Abraham, he rose up to welcome him (and they greeted
    each other as a father does with his son or a son does with
    his father). Abraham said, 'O Ishmael! Allah has given me an
    order.' Ishmael said, 'Do what your Lord has ordered you to
    do.' Abraham asked, 'Will you help me?' Ishmael said, 'I will
    help you.' Abraham said, Allah has ordered me to build a house
    here,' pointing to a hillock higher than the land surrounding
    it." The Prophet added, "Then they raised the foundations of
    the House (i.e. the Ka`ba). Ishmael brought the stones and
    Abraham was building, and when the walls became high, Ishmael
    brought this stone and put it for Abraham who stood over it
    and carried on building, while Ishmael was handing him thestones, and both of them were saying, 'O our Lord! Accept
    (this service) from us, Verily, You are the All−Hearing, the
    All−Knowing.' The Prophet added, "Then both of them went on
    building and going round the Ka`ba saying: O our Lord ! Accept
    (this service) from us, Verily, You are the All−Hearing, the
    All−Knowing." (2.127)
    (Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 55:The Prophets)
    • Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah x 1
  2. hambaAllah

    hambaAllah Junior Member

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    :jazaak: brother for sharing

  3. Abu Juwairiya

    Abu Juwairiya Junior Member

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    I remember reading Hajira was the daughter of an Egyptian king. She was given to Ibrahim (Alay Salam) and left Egypt with the Prophet and his first wife, Sarai.

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