Who is Hazrat Ismail (AS)?
Hazrat Ismail (AS) is none other than the son of the great, loyal, Prophet Ibrahim (AS). His mother was known as Hazrat Hajira (AS). When he was born, his great father was the age of eighty six. He was also one of the prophets of Allah to preach the people to come to the right path.
What was the miracle of Zamzam water in relation to him?
Islamic history was filled with miracles, and the miracle of Zamzam water happened during the period when Hazrat Ismal (AS) was a small baby.
As the incident goes, Allah had commanded Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) to send his beloved wife and the apple of his eyes, his baby son, into exile, he had followed Allah’s command as a loyal servant. They were sent to exile in the deserted Mecca Valley with only a leather box of water and few dates to fulfill their basic necessity. After Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) had left them there, Hajira had prayed to Allah for protection. Eventually, after the provision had been completely used up, Hajira and baby Ismail were struggling with hunger and thirst. Alas, out of thirst, baby Ismail could have died. Seeing her own child suffering this way, she was left bewildered. In a befuddled manner, she ran between Mountain Safa and Mountain Marwa in order to find water. Out of restlessness, baby Ismail was throwing his legs and hands incessantly. Out of nowhere, from beside his legs water sprang up! She being completely surprised made her baby boy drink the water and expressed het utmost gratitude to Allah for this unforgettable help. Also, a well was created over there naturally. This is the miracle of Allah, and this place was known as well of Zamzam which is one of the special blessings of Allah. Moreover, settlement started to rise over there after this.
What was the holy sacrifice of Hazrat Ismail that his father Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) wanted to make ?
After Hazrat Ibrahim dreamt for continuous three days that Allah wanted him to sacrifice his most special possession, he realized his most precious possession was his thirteen years old son Ismail, and soon they started their way towards Mina to make the sacrifice. But Shaitan was always there to hinder their holy act. He tried to influence Ismail. Instead, Ismail (AS) threw a stone and blinded the right eye of Iblees. Just like his father he was loyal, both as a son and as a believer of Allah. After hearing what was about to happen, he followed his father and Allah’s command without even questioning. However, he requested Hazrat Ibrahim to tie his legs and hands, turn his face during the sacrifice and apply the knife from him neck’s back and to sharpen the knife. The miracle that occurred is that when Ibrahim (AS) had a stroke the knife, a dumba (sheep) was sacrificed instead, and Hazrat Ismail (AS) was miraculously alive due to the want of Allah. This marks the holy sacrifice and also Ismail’s true obedience and compliance to Allah.
What are the characteristics of Hazrat Ismail (AS)?
He was a prudent human being which is why he did not rebel against his father when the divine command of the holy sacrifice was made to his father from Allah. Moreover, he was a calm and learned child. Good behavior, gentleness, righteousness, docility and obedience were completely reflected from his character. He was a loyal follower of Allah. Even, Allah gave him the title of fulfiller of promise. He would never turn away from a promise that he made. All these good qualities had made him a good person and Prophet.
Who are Hazrat Ismail’s descendants?
He had married Mazmaz Jarhmi’s daughter and had twelve children. After Hazrat Ismail, his son Nabid turned into the caretaker of the Holy Kaba. However, after the significant line of descendants left Makka, the Jirham tribe had to take care of the Holy Kaba who was also the descendants of Hazrat Ismail (AS).
When did he die?
Hazrat Ismail (AS) passed away at the age of one hundred and thirty six in Makka
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