Question # 153: Please I want to know what did Hager told Ibrahim (عليه السلام) when he left her and Ishmael with no food and water. Maa Shaa Allah

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Answer: Al-Bukhari mentions on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas (رضي الله عنه) who said, the first woman to wear a girdle was Hajar, who wore it to wipe out her footprints so that Sarah would not be able to track them down. Abraham journeyed with Hajar and her infant Ishmael until they settled by the Sacred House beside a tree to the north of the Well of Zamzam. Makkah was not inhabited then. There was no water there. He had them settle there, left them a skin of water and a basket of dates, and then set off returning home. At this point, Hajar followed him crying out, ‘Abraham! Are you going to depart and leave us in this valley where no people live or where there is nothing for subsistence?’ She repeated the question, but he did not tum to her. She asked him, ‘Did Allah order you to do so?’ He replied, ‘Yes.’ She said, ‘Then, He will not leave us to die.’ She then returned back. Abraham walked on.

When he reached the Thaniayh where he was hidden from her, he faced the House and raised his hands supplicating to Allah, “‘O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in a valley without cultivation, by Thy Sacred House; in order, O our Lord, that they may establish regular Prayer: so fill the hearts of some among men with love towards them, and feed them with Fruits: so that they may give thanks.’”(Soorah lbraheem, 14:37) (‘Stories of the Prophets’ by Ibn Kathir)

Allahu A’lam (Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) knows best) and all Perfections belong to Allah, and all mistakes belong to me alone. May Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) forgive me, Ameen.