ZamZam & Bismillah


The legacy of Hajar (A.S.) is so powerful that it gives us hope during moments of uncertainty. Her character is truly inspiring.

Ibrahim (A.S.) took Hajar (A.S) and their child Ismael (A.S.) to Makkah. At the time, the foundation of the Kaaba was buried beneath dirt, but he knew that he was on sacred grounds. In the abandoned desert, he set up a little area with some dates and only the slightest amount of water. With great sadness and pain, he left his wife and child to continue on his mission.

Hajar (A.S) understood that this was the command of Allah and that they would not be neglected. She had complete trust in Allah. Upon needing water for her child, she ran between the mountains of Safa & Marwa. As she raised her head, she sees the Angel Jibreel. He struck the ground with his heel and water gushed out. Afraid that the water would dry out, she says "ZamZam" (stop! stop!) while carving out the area to contain it. The Prophet (PBUH) said, had she not done that, the entire earth would've been touched by ZamZam water.

Hajar (A.S) is commemorated by millions of pilgrims to this day. This beautifully demonstrates the ayah where Allah says "I am what my servant expects of me". Allah will always make a way out for those who are conscious of him.

Calligraphy: Dua before drinking ZamZam & Bismillah

1. "O Allah! I ask you for beneficial knowledge, and plentiful sustenance and cure from every illness"

2. "In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful"

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