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Sayyidah Hazrat Hajirah; Mother of Hazrat Ismail A. S

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Then………………..Then she ran quickly towards opposite hill called Marwah; in order to find any beam of life. But nothing visible even at a long distance. In this way she has taken several rounds between Safah and Marwah. She became dead tired and sat down on the ground while embracing the will of Allah.

But innocent’s thirst had shattered her heart. It was the most difficult moment and examination for motherly love to watch the apple of her eyes; who was eagerly crying for water. She mustered up her courage and separated herself gradually from the son and put scarf on her face and said,

‘’I can’t endure to see my son while departing this world’’

She felt as if the whole universe stood still for some moments. Nothing but crying of the innocent baby in severe thirst and bewailing of his mother was echoing in the valley. And besides this were the voices of fierce beasts, looking for their preys around the valley.
However, Allah had decided something else to sooth her torrent grief. A bird that was flying over the valley came down and started digging the earth with his beak. Within the wink of an eye the spring of Aab-e-Zamzam gushed up .This miracle gave a new life to Hazrat Hajirah, who rushed forward and gave water to her son first. Then herself quenched her own thirst.

The spring on Abe-e-Zamzam brought about a new beam of hope in dried and barren valley. During those days a caravan of Jarham passed by Makkah while going to Syria. They stayed in a lower area of Makkah and saw a bird hovering over the valley. They said to one another that there must be water- spring where bird was flying. But they were surprised, because they had already passed through this valley several times in the past. But didn’t find any drop of water. Then they sent one of their men to know the fact. He returned with optimistic news of a water-spring. After that they came to Hajirah and requested her to allow them to stay near water-spring whereas water spring would be in her own ownership. She allowed them. Thus they settled there.
Hazrat Ismail (A.S) grew up in that environment. When he entered into the bloom age his father Abraham (A.S) come to them to tell them about his dream as Allah says,

‘’Abraham (A.S) said, O’my dear son! I have dreamt that I am sacrificing you; now say what is your opinion? He replied O’ my father! Do as you are commanded if it is the will of Allah you shall find me among patient ones.(Al-Saffat-102)

Then occurred the greatest incident of sacrifice (Slaughtering) which is unparallel in history. When Abraham (A.S) had intended to sacrifice his son Allah sent a beautiful Ram from the Heaven and revealed on him to sacrifice that Ram in place of his submissive and patient son. Then Allah commanded him to construct Bait-Ullah (Allah’s house). He constructed it along with son Ismail A.S and made it consecrated for those who circumambulate it, bow their heads and perform prayer. And these benedictory words were flowing from his Holy tongue,

O’ Our Lord! Accept this (service) from us verily you hear and know everything O’ Lord! Make us submissive to your will and raise from our offspring a community, submissive to you and teach us our rites of worship and, forgive our trespasses, for you are compassionate and merciful. And send to them, O, Lord! An Apostle from among them to import your message to them.’’ Al-Baqara 125-129

Then Allah commanded Abraham A.S to call upon people for performing Hajj (pilgrimage). Allah acceded to his prayer and sent His respected messenger, venerable Prophet and head of apostles Muhammad PBUH in his posterity. Thus Muhammad PBHU belongs to the posterity of Hazrat Ismail A.S son of Sayyidah Hajirah. Her motherly love tolerated many worries and distress, which has become the part of history. Her strife between Safa and Marwah has become the part of rites of Hajj. This strife reminds us of that motherly love every year.

Preface Umm-Ul Nabi (PBUH) // Authoress Dr, Ayesha Abdul Rehman
Eminence Muhammad Abdul Wahid Qadri

Hazrat Hajirah was the honorably the Wife of Hazrat Abraham A.S (Khalil-Allah) and the Mother of Hazrat Ismail A.S (Zabie-Allah). She was daughter of king but salve to Hazrat Syida Sairah A.S. She was the one who live the life based on chastity and make her LORD Almighty favouarably agree upon her deeds and Allah blessed the favour till the day end that every Muslim performs the same act in pilgrimage upon Lord’s blessings.
Thousands blessings upon Hazrat Syida Hajirah!! May this tribute be accepted!!

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