Prophet Ishmael(Ismail) As
One day, Abraham woke up and asked his wife Hajar and his son prepare for a long trip. In a few days Abraham started with his wife Hajar and their son Ishmael. The child was still breastfeeding and not yet weaned.
Abraham walked through cultivated land, desert and mountains to reach the desert of the Arabian Peninsula and came to an uncultivated valley having no fruit, no trees, no food, no water. The valley had no sign of life. After Abraham had helped his wife and son to go down, left them with a small amount of food and water that was just enough for 2 days. He turned and walked away. He quickly after his wife asked: “Where are you going Abraham, leaving us in this barren valley”
Abraham did not answer, but continued to walk. He repeated what he had said, but remained silent. Eventually he realized that he was not acting on their own initiative. he realized that Allah had commanded him to do this. He asked: “Did Allah’s command to do this?” He replied: “Yes.” Then his great wife said: “We are not going to be lost, because Allah has commanded Who is with us”.
Abraham invoked Almighty Allah thus: “O Lord, I did some of my children to live in a valley without cultivation, by Your Sacred House (the Ka’bah at Makkah), in order, O our Lord, why! Offer prayers perfectly (Iqamat as salat) so fill some hearts among men with love towards them, O Allah, and provide them with fruits so that they can give thanks. O our Lord! Certainly, You know what they conceal and what they reveal. Nothing on earth or in heaven is hidden from Allah. “(Ch 14:37-38)
Ibn Abbas said: “The first lady to use a girdle was the mother of Ishmael, he used a belt so that she could hide her tracks from Sarah (dragging), Abraham brought her and her son Ishmael while she was milk .. a place near the Ka’ba under a tree in place of Zamzam to the highest place in the mosque. In those days there was nobody in Mecca, nor was the 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 went back home 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? “He repeated that to him many times, but he turned to her. Then she asked him:” Allah has ordered to do so, “he said,” Yes “She then said.” Then do not forget us “and returned while Abraham proceeded onwards On reaching the Thaniya where he could not see, faced the Kaba and raising both hands, invoked Allah saying the following prayers:” O our Lord! I did some of my children lives in a valley without cultivation, by Your Sacred House (Kaba at Mecca), in order, O our Lord that they may offer prayer perfectly. So fill some hearts among men with love towards them, O Allah, and provide them with fruits so that they can give thanks. “(Ch 14:37)
Narration Ibn Abbas continued, “the mother of Ishmael Ishmael continued sucking and drinking water (had) When the water in the skin water was exhausted, she became thirsty and her child also became thirsty, he started looking at him ( Ishmael) to launch in agony. She left because she could not bear looking at him, and discovered that the mountain of As-Safa was the nearest mountain to her in that land. herself on and started looking at the valley low , so you might see somebody, but could not see anyone. Then he went down as Safa and when she reached the valley, he shoved his coat and ran into the valley like a person in distress and trouble-free until they crossed the valley and reached the mountain of Al Marwa. He was there and started to look forward to seeing someone, but could not see anyone. repeated that running between Safa and Marwa seven times. ”
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “This is the source of the tradition of Sa’y (rituals of the hajj, the pilgrimage) the going of people between them (As-Safa and Al-Marwa) When she reached Al Marwa . (for the last time) she heard a voice and she asked to be quiet and listened attentively he heard the voice again and said. “O whoever you maybe! You made me hear your voice, you have something to help me “And then he saw an angel in the place of Zam Zam, digging the earth with his heel (or his wing) till water flowed from that place you?!. Started making something like a basin around it, with his hand in this way, and began to fill his skin with water with your hands and the water flowing out of the water had carved out a part. ”
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “May Allah grant mercy if Ishmael’s mother had left the zam-zam flow without trying to control it, or if it was dug by the water to fill his skin with water, Zam Zam was one! stream flowing on the surface of the earth. ”
The Prophet (PBUH) continued: “Then she drank water and suckled her child the angel said.” Do not be afraid of being neglected, because this is the House of Allah, which will be built by this boy and his father, and Allah never neglects His people. “The House (Kaba) at that time was in a place similar to a high hill, and when torrents came, who ran to his right and left.
“He lived this way until a few people of the tribe or a family Jurhum Jurhum passed by her and her child as they (the people Jurhum) came through the way of Kada. They landed in the lower part of Mecca where. saw a bird that had the habit of flying around water and not leaving them said: “this bird has to fly around the water, although we know that there is no water in this valley.” They sent one or two messengers who discovered the. source of water and returned to inform them of the water so that all the water came to Ishmael’s mother was sitting near the water have asked her: .. “You let us stay with you?” She replied: “Yes, but you will not have the right to water. “They agreed to that. Ishmael’s mother was pleased with the whole situation as she used to love to enjoy the company of people, so they settled there, and then they sent for their families who came and down with them so that some families became permanent residents. The child (Ishmael) grew up and learned Arabic from them and (his virtues) has meant that love and admire him as he grew up and when he reached the age of puberty they made him marry a woman from among them. ”
The Prophet (PBUH) continued:. “After Ishmael’s mother had died, Abraham came after Ishmael’s marriage to see his family who had left earlier, but he found there, When he asked Ishmael’s wife Ishmael about him, replied: “He went in search of livelihood” Then he asked her the way they live and their condition, and she replied: “We are living in misery. we live in distress and misery, ‘complaining to him. He said: “At the return of her husband, convey my greetings to him and tell him to change the threshold of the gate (of his house) ‘.
“When Ishmael came, he seemed to have heard anything unusual, so he asked his wife: ‘Has anyone visited’ she said, ‘Yes, an old description so and so came and asked me about you and I informed and asked for our state in life and I told him that we were living in hardship and poverty. ‘ On that Ishmael said: ‘Did he advise you anything?’ He said: ‘Yes he told me to convey his greetings to you and tell you to change the threshold of the gate’. Ishmael said: ‘It was my father ordered me to divorce you return to your family ..’ so, Ishmael divorced her and married another woman among them (Jurhum).
“Then Abraham stayed away from them for a period as long as Allah wished and called again, but he found So he came to Ishmael’s wife and asked her to Ishmael Ishmael said: .. ‘He went to our sof livelihood. ‘Abraham asked her:’ How are you getting on? ‘ . Asking for their livelihood and life said, ‘we are rich and wealthy (we have everything in abundance).’ then she thanked Allah Abraham said. ‘? What kind of food you eat’ said: ‘meat’. said: ‘What are you drinking?’ said: ‘Water’. said: ‘O Allah bless their meat and water, “”!.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “. At that time they had no wheat, corn, and if they would have also invoked Allah to bless him If someone has only these two things as his sustenance, his health and disposition will be badly affected unless he lives in Mecca. ”
The Prophet (PBUH) continued: “And Abraham said to Ishmael’s wife: ‘. When you give your husband my regards to him and tell him he should keep firm the threshold of his door,’ When Ishmael came back he asked his wife , ‘someone you call anyone?’ replied: ‘yes, good old man who came to see me’, so she praised him and added: ‘. He asked about you and I informed him that we were in a good condition’ Ishmael asked her: ‘ gave you any piece of advice? ‘ said, ‘yes, I was told to give his regards to you and ordered that you should keep firm the threshold of the gate’. on that Ishmael said: ‘It was my father, and you are the threshold of the gate told me to keep you with me ..’
Then Abraham stayed away from them for a period as long as Allah wished and called later. Saw Ishmael under a tree near Zam Zam, sharpening his arrows. When he saw Abraham stood up to welcome him (and they greeted each other like 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: ‘God has commanded me to build a house here,’ pointing to a hillock higher than the land surrounding it.
“Then they raised the foundations of the House (the Kaba). Ishmael brought the stones while Abraham built and when the walls became high Ishmael brought this stone and put it for Abraham who stood over it and took to build. Ishmael and handed him the stones, and both said: “Our Lord! Accept this service from us, verily, Thou art the Hearer all and knows all. “(Ch 2:127 Quran)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Then two of them went on to build and go around the Kaba saying O our Lord accept this service from us, verily, Thou art the All Hearer, knows all! “. (Sahih Bukhari).
Ibn Abbas narrated a slightly different version: “When Abraham had differences with his wife (because of her jealousy of Hajar, Ishmael’s mother), he took Ishmael and his mother had left them with a skin of water containing bit ‘of water .. Ishmael mother used to drink water from the skin of the water so that her milk would increase her child. When Abraham reached Mecca, he had her sit under a tree and then returned to home. Ishmael’s mother followed him and when they reached Kada, called to him from behind: ‘O Abraham Who are you leaving us?’ He replied: ‘(I’ll leave you) by Allah’. said: ‘I am pleased to be with Allah.’ And ’round to his place and started drinking water from the skin of water and her milk increased for her child.
“When the water had been sold out, we said: ‘I had better go and see so that I can see someone’. As-Safa mountain and went looking, hoping to see someone, but to no avail. When he arrived in the valley, she ran till she reached Al Marwa Mountain. She ran to and from (between the two mountains) many times. Then she said to herself, ‘I had better go and see the status of the child ‘. went and found him in a state of one about to die He could not bear to watch him die and said: ‘If I go look .. I can find someone’ went and ascended the Safa mountain and looked-for a while ‘long but I have not found anyone so he completed seven laps of the race between As-Safa and Al-Marwa Once again you said: .. ‘ I better go back and see the status of the child. ‘but suddenly he heard a voice, and said to that strange voice.’ help if you can offer any help. ‘ behold, it was Gabriel (who did the voice) Gabriel hit the earth with his heel like this (Ibn Abbas hit the earth with his heel to illustrate it), and so the water flowed. Ishmael’s mother was surprised and started to dig. ”
Abu Al Qasim, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “If he had left the water (natural flow, without her intervention) would be flowing on the surface of the earth.”
Ibn Abbas continued to tell: “.. Mother of Ishmael started drinking from the water and her milk increased for her child then some people from the tribe of Hurhum saw some birds while passing through the bottom of the valley and that they have amazed said: “. birds can be found only in a place where there is water “They sent a messenger who searched the place and found the water and returned to inform them about it then all went to her and said:.” O mother of Ishmael! Will allow us to be with you (or dwell with you)? “So they stopped there.
“Later his son reached the age of puberty and married a woman from them. Then an idea came to Abraham, who revealed to his wife (Sarah). ‘I want to invite my family I left at Mecca.’ When he went there he greeted Ishmael’s wife and said ‘where is Ishmael’ She said ‘You hunted.’ Abraham said: ‘When she arrives, tell him to change the threshold of his door.’ When Ishmael came she told him the same and then Ishmael said: ‘. You are the threshold so go for your family (who are divorced)’
. “Again Abraham thought of visiting his dependents who had left Mecca, and said to his wife (Sarah) of his intentions Abraham came to Ishmael’s house and asked: ‘Where is Ishmael’ Ishmael’s wife replied: ‘He went out hunting,’ and added: ‘will remain for some time and have something to eat and drink’ Abraham said, ‘what is your food and what is your drink?’ She said: ‘our food is meat and our drink is water.’ replied: ‘O Allah bless their meals and drink’.
Abu Al Qasim (the Prophet) (peace be upon him) said: “Because of Abraham’s invocation, there are blessings in Mecca.”
Ibn Abbas continued: .. “Again Abraham thought of visiting his family had left at Mecca and told his wife (Sarah) of his decision he went to see behind the Zam-zam Ishmael well, mending his arrows he said: ‘O Ishmael, your Lord I ordered to build a house for him. ‘Ishmael said:’ Observe the order of your Lord ‘. Abraham said: ‘God has also ordained that you should help me in it’. Ishmael said: ‘Then I’ll do it’. So both were saying, “O our Lord! Accept this service of us, verily, Thou art the Hearer all and knows all. “(Ch 2:127)
When the building became high and the old man (Abraham) could no longer lift the stones to a location so high, it is put on the stone of Al Maqam and Ishmael carried on handing him the stones, and both said: “O our Lord ! Accept this service of us, verily You are all listening and knows all. “”
Allah the Almighty told us of Abraham’s affliction with his beloved son: And he said after his rescue from the fire. “In truth I am going to my Lord, He will guide me My Lord grant me (offspring) from the righteous!.” We gave him the glad tidings of a boy tolerant. And when he (his son) was old enough to walk with him, said: “O my son that I saw in a dream that I’m slaughter (offer you in sacrifice to Allah), so watch what you think! Y” ” O my father! do what you have been commanded Inshallah (Allah willing), I find the patient. ”
Then, when they had both submitted themselves to Allah’s will and had planned to prostrate on his forehead (or on the side of his forehead for slaughtering) and We shouted: “O Abraham, you have fulfilled the dream (! Vision” In truth So Wereward those who perform good deeds totally for Allah’s sake only the truth, which actually was a clear proof and we redeemed with a great sacrifice. (one ram) and we left for him (a thing of beauty) between the generations ( to come) in later times. “Salamun (peace) be upon Abraham!” this is how we reward Muhsineen (those that are good). In truth, it was one of Our believing servants. (Ch 37:99-111 Quran )
Time passed. One day Abraham was sitting outside his tent thinking of his son Ishmael and Allah’s sacrifice. His heart was full of wonder and love for Allah for His countless blessings. A big tear fell from his eyes and reminded him of Ishmael.
In the meantime, three angels descended to earth; Gabriel Israphael, and Michael. they came in human shapes and saluted Abraham. Abraham arose and welcomed them. He took them inside his tent thinking they were strangers and aliens. We sat down and made sure they were comfortable, then excused himself to go to his people.
His wife Sarah was born when he entered. She had grown old and gray hair. Abraham said: “We have three strangers in the house.” “Who am I?” he asked. “I do not know any of them,” he said. “What food do we have?” He asked. Half a sheep. “She replied:” Half a sheep! Slaughter of a fatted calf for them, and guests are foreigners, “he ordered while leaving ..
The servants roasted and served a calf. Abraham invited the angels to eat and began to encourage them to eat. He continued, but when looked at his guests to ensure they ate, he noticed that none of them had touched the food. He said to them: “You’re not going to eat?” He resumed eating, but when he looked back he saw that they were still eating. Their hands did not reach for food. He began to fear them.
Abraham’s fears increased. The angels, however, read his inner thoughts and one of them said. “Do not be afraid” Abraham looked up and said: “For I am in fear that I asked to eat food but do not stretch their hands to eat think evil of me ..? ”
One of the angels smiled and said: “We do not eat .. We are angels of Allah” One of them then turned to his wife and sent the glad tidings of Isaac (Ishaq).
Almighty Allah revealed: Verily! Our messengers came to Abraham with glad tidings. They said: “Salaam (greetings or peace)!” replied: “Salaam (greetings or peace)!” and hastened to entertain them with a roasted calf. But when he saw their hands went not towards it (the meal), he felt some mistrust of them, and conceived a fear of them. They said: “Fear not, we have been sent against the people of Lot.” And his wife was there and she laughed (either because the Messengers did not eat their food or to be happy for the destruction of the people of Lot). But we gave the glad tidings of Isaac, and after him of Jacob.
He said (in astonishment): “Woe to me I have to carry a baby, while I am an old woman, and here is my husband an old truth, this is a strange thing?” They said: “We ask Allah to the decree of Allah’s mercy and His blessings on you, or the family (of Abraham) Surely, He (Allah) is all laudable, Glorious? ..” (CH 11:69-73).