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‘Then He will not neglect us’

Note: Dear Sisters and Brothers, Assalamu Alaikum. Today is the Day of Arafah and I am really thankful to Allah for having inspired and guided me to write this piece today.  I pray to Allah to forgive the sins of all my blog visitors on this blessed day of Arafah. Aameen. Please do remember me in your du’aas. Jazakumullah Khayr. Muqeet.

‘Then He will not neglect us’.

Can you recall which blessed Muslim woman in history said this uniquely inspiring statement?

If your answer was Hajar, then you guessed it right!

Yes, Hajar said this – Hajar, the great mother of Prophet Ismail and the obedient wife of Prophet Ibrahim! (Peace be upon all of them)

Do you know the background in which this bold lady uttered this revolutionary statement – a statement which I feel has assumed the shape of a dew drop that is permanently embedded in the cheek of time!

I and You, each – with a breast-feeding child in hand, must go individually to a desert to realise something of that situation and feel the taste of Iman this exceptionally bold and blessed lady had in her!

This statement is a slap on the face of all those men who degrade Muslim women just because they are the women of Islam!

This statement is also a slap on the face of those Mullahs who lecture about the ‘virtues’ of being a man brushing aside the power in women!

This statement, mind you, is powerfully loaded with an extra-ordinary determination of a noble Muslim woman who had put her total reliance on none but Allah!

This was said by a lady with a breast-feeding child in her hand while her husband was leaving her all alone in the desert sands of Arabia!

Her husband was leaving her at a place where no water was available!

He was leaving her at a place where no human population was found around!

He was leaving her all alone in the desert at that point in history when there was no light, no electricity – nothing to enjoy!

Before we proceed further, let me quote the starting part of this hadith:

“…(Prophet) Ibrâhîm brought her (Hajar) and her son Ismail while she used to nurse him at her breast, near the Ka‘bah under a tree on the spot of Zamzam, at the highest place in the mosque. During those days there was nobody in Makkah, 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. Ismail’s mother followed him saying:

“O Ibrâhîm! 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 Allâh ordered you to do so?”

He said, “Yes.” She said, “Then He will not neglect us”.

Subhanallah! I glorify Allah!

If Allah has ordered you to leave us all alone in this desert, then He will not neglect us!

What an inspiration Hajar is! Peace be upon her.

History is witness to the fact that not only ‘Allah did not neglect her and her family’ when she was alive but He has also blessed Hajar with infinite blessings – blessings that continue till this day – despite the passage of thousands of years, and will continue as long as this world is in existence!

When Allah blessed Hajar with cool and refreshing waters of Zam Zam in the midst of heat and dust of a desert, Allah did not neglect her.

When Allah caused the tribe of Jurhum to go and settle in Makkah, giving Hajar the blessing of living with people, Allah did not neglect her.

When her son, Ismail, was provided the opportunity of learning the language and culture from the people of Jurhum, Allah did not neglect her.

When Ismail, her son, grew up to marry one of the girls of Jurhum tribe, Allah did not neglect her.

When Allah gave Ibrahim and Ismail – her husband and her son – the honour of raising the foundations of Ka’bah, the glorious House of Allah, indeed Allah did not neglect her.

When Allah answered the du’aa of her husband by blessing the land of Makkah with such blessings that no piece of land on earth has, Allah did not neglect her.

When Allah announced the good news of her husband passing the hardest test of willing to sacrifice their very son by making it the cause of the celebration of Eidul Adha for posterity, He did not neglect her.

When Allah elevated the status of her son by making him one of His Prophets, He did not neglect her.

When Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the last and final Messenger, was destined to be born in the progeny of her son, Ismail, indeed Allah did not neglect her.

When Allah revealed this verse in the Qur’an:

وَأَذِّنْ فِي النَّاسِ بِالْحَجِّ يَأْتُوكَ رِجَالًا وَعَلَىٰ كُلِّ ضَامِرٍ يَأْتِينَ مِنْ كُلِّ فَجٍّ عَمِيقٍ

“and publicly proclaim Pilgrimage for all mankind so that they come to you on foot and mounted on lean camels from every distant point”, making it mandatory for all affording Muslims to visit Makkah at least once in their life time – that Makkah whose first citizen was Hajar, Allah did not neglect her.

When Allah dedicated her act of running between Safwa and Marwa as one of the main acts of Hajj and Umrah, making men and women run in her memory – and run till the end of time – indeed Allah did not neglect her!

When Allah granted her husband, Ibrahim (peace be upon him),  the distinction and honour of being the grand father of many Prophets, He did not neglect her.

When Allah earmarked her husband’s place – the Maqam Ibrahim – as a place of prayer, He did not neglect her.

When Allah made the mention of her husband’s name mandatory in the Tashahhud of every Salah, He did not neglect her.

When Allah liked the act of her husband’s resistance to the temptations of Satan so much that He made it an obligatory act of Hajj – the act of throwing pebbles at Jamrat – Allah did not neglect her.

There is so much about Hajar, and you thought that Muslim women are fit for nothing!!

Hajar is an inspiration for all of us.

Hajar’s faith and trust in Allah were as solid as the mountains of Makkah!

If we have strong faith and unshakeable reliance on Allah, like Hajar, then He will not neglect us.

Allah assures us in the Qur’an:

وَلَا تَهِنُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَنْتُمُ الْأَعْلَوْنَ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ

“Do not, then, either lose heart or grieve: for you shall surely gain the upper hand if you are true believers” (3: 139)

May Allah guide us to the Straight Path. Aameen.

ربّنا تقبّل منّا إنّك أنت السّميع العليم وتب علينا إنّك أنت التّوّاب الرّحيم

“O our Lord! Accept (this service) from us. Verily, You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.” (2:127)

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Note: If you want to read the full text of the hadith mentioned above, read it here

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  2. Jazakallah Khair.
    That was very inspiring and made me think for a moment. Never did I so closely examine the blessings of Allah on Hajar. :)

    Comment by Momina | November 5, 2011 | Reply

  3. Jazak Allah 1000 Khair for that splendid inspiring article , may Allah ta’ala reward you with all goodness now and in the hereafter.

    Comment by ahmedsaj | November 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Wa iyyaka, dear brother Ahmed. Thank you for your kind words, alhamdulillah.
      May Allah reward you immensely and may He forgive you of all your sins. aamen.

      Comment by MuQeet | November 5, 2011 | Reply

  4. mashaAllah thank you so much for this text! Really wonderful, Allahu akbar, really heart touching. May Allah ta ala give us some of her strenght ameen!

    I would like to know, is it possible to translate this to another language? (Of course with link back to this site)

    Barakallahu fiik.

    Comment by amatulhafeez | November 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you for your comment, dear sister. هذا من فضل ربّي is all that I can say.
      I would be happy if someone translates this article, insha allah.
      Jazakillah Khayr.

      Comment by MuQeet | November 5, 2011 | Reply

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  6. Masha’Allah. Indeed a very good article, Br. Muqeet.

    Comment by Nooruddin | November 5, 2011 | Reply

  7. jazakallahu khairan .
    i never thought of all these angles
    a good piece
    keep it up.

    Comment by Dr n.a. | November 6, 2011 | Reply

  8. Asalam Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh. Jazak’Allah for such an important reminder. Eid Mubarak !

    Comment by xeniagreekmuslimah | November 6, 2011 | Reply

    • Wa alaikumus salam wa rahmatullahi wa barkatuh, dear sister Xenia.
      Jazakillah Khayr. Eid Mubarak to you too!

      Comment by MuQeet | November 6, 2011 | Reply

  9. May Allah accept your work, Aameen.
    An amazing article! A wonderful reminder.
    JAZAKALLAH.

    Comment by Muslimah | November 8, 2011 | Reply

  10. Jazak’Allahu khair brother… Dua hai ke Allah aap se raazi hojaye aur aap ki Maghfirath farmaye…Ameen

    Comment by Sikander | November 9, 2011 | Reply

    • Wa iyyaka, dear brother. May Allah accept your du’aa. aameen.

      I THANK all sisters and brothers for the tremendous response to this article, alhamdulillah.
      I am inspired to write more, Insha allah.
      Jazakumullah Khayr.

      Comment by MuQeet | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  11. Beautifully written and very inspiring. Jazaka Allahu khair for the article. Will be sharing with many women, insha Allah.

    Comment by heesbees | November 11, 2011 | Reply

    • ‘This is from the blessings of my Lord’ is all that I can say. Jazakillah Khayr for your appreciation. May Allah reward you with abundant goodness for sharing the article with many sisters.

      Comment by MuQeet | November 11, 2011 | Reply

  12. Salamualykum to all brothers and sisters….mashaallah this blog is amazing…I wanted to know if there is a way that I could receive notices about follow-up articles and comments via email…it would be really helpful…jazakallah khair…req for everyonez duaaz. . .

    Comment by bint ahmed | November 15, 2011 | Reply

    • Wa alaikumus salam, sister. Jazakillah khayr for your kind words.
      Yes, u can subscribe to get emails of the new posts right in your inbox. When you open this blog’s page in your web browser, you’ be seeing, at the right corner below FOLLOW button. click that and enter your email id. Then check your e-mail. There will be a confirmation mail. Click the subscribe button. You are done, Insha allah.
      May Allah bless you abundantly both in this world and in the Hereafter. Aameen.

      Comment by MuQeet | November 15, 2011 | Reply

  13. As sala’amu alaikum
    1st I would like to apologize reading this so late…. I meant to read it early on, but as I was not well, I sadly could not.
    2nd A really beautiful inspiring uplifting article :)
    May Allah accept all the good you do, and keep guiding everyone to do that which pleases Allah and helps His creation, Aameen.
    Walaikum as salaam
    “O Allah, make my love for You the most beloved thing to me, and Your displeasure with me the most fearful thing to me, and instill in me a passion for meeting You; when you have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping You. Aameen Thuma Aameen

    Comment by muslimah | November 19, 2011 | Reply

    • wa alaikumus salam.
      Subhanallah! there is no need for apology at all, sister. When I visited your blog, I came to know that you are not well and I left a message there. Hope you are doing well now by the grace of Allah.
      Jazakillah Khayr for your appreciation and du’aa. May Allah accept your du’aa and bless you immensely both in this world and in the Hereafter. Aameen. Thank you for your gracious comment :)

      Comment by MuQeet | November 19, 2011 | Reply

  14. Indeed, an excellent and inspiring post. Truly, something we women need to reflect on. I’d like to add that Musa (AS)’s wife, Safurah (RA) also remained strong by staying behind in the desert while Musa (AS) went towards the fire and consequently, received revelation.
    SubhanAllah, how can anyone say that Muslim women are taught to be codependent when the very lesson the Quran is teaching us is that we need to be brave and find our inner strength–because the time may come when we need to be separated from our husbands. Look at Asya (RA), it was her independence and ability to think for herself that caused her to reject Firaoun as her lord and to believe in the One True Lord, Allah (SWT).
    That’s not to say that Islam says that women don’t need men at all (or vice versa for that matter), but we should point out these examples to those who seem to think Islam preaches misogyny.

    Comment by Rebecca Salman | January 5, 2012 | Reply

  15. Assalamualaikum… mashaAllah another beautiful article which made me ponder on the same question that occupies my heart and mind most of the time… why do we not have the same trust on Allah if we believe in him and accept him to be the most POWERFUL being? why do we keep worrying about petty little things and keep running behind people instead of calling to Allah for help? Don’t we know that He is the almighty and He is the one who can do everything? then what is keeping us away from this pure tawakkul that Hajar had?
    Maybe the answer is that our faith is reduced to mere words… while their faith was real like the blood which flowed from their heart into the whole body. So we need to beg Allah for the true faith… the true desire to please him and the deep awareness of His power and Magnificence… so that we can truly feel secure in His Mercy which enfolds us each and every day and moment of our lives but we are oblivious to it.
    JazakAllah khairan for rekindling in us the love of this great woman from whom we can learn so much and inshaAllah become like her as well…May Allah guide us all… Ameen

    Comment by theseekerspath | January 21, 2012 | Reply

    • Wa alaikumus salam.
      Jazakillah Khayr, dear sister.
      Your comment is like morning Tazkeer for me.
      Barakallah Feek.
      May Allah bless you immensely both in this world and in the Hereafter. Aameen.

      Comment by MuQeet | January 21, 2012 | Reply

  16. Assalamu alaikum. Jazakallahu khair brother…thank you very much. May Allah SWT blesses you always, aameen…

    Comment by alika86 | October 16, 2012 | Reply

    • Wa alaikumus salam, wa iyyaak. Thank you so much for your du’aa. May Allah bless you too with His Choicest Blessings. Aameen.

      Comment by MuQeet | October 16, 2012 | Reply

  17. Jazakallahu Khairan for this wonderful reminder brother especially as we step in to the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah. A much needed one indeed!

    Comment by muhumin | October 16, 2012 | Reply

    • Wa iyyaaki, dear sister.
      Thank you so much. Much appreciated.

      Comment by MuQeet | October 16, 2012 | Reply

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