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Prophet Ibrahim (a) & Prophet Ishaq (a)

The Well of Zamzam
where water first flowed
to save the lives of
Hajar and Ismail, became
a popular place for the
caravans to stop.

Some people liked the
place so much they decided
to stay there.
This place became known
as Makkah.

One day Ibrahim had
a message from Allah.
He and Ismail were to
build a place for
people to pray.
They were to build
an altar, it was to
be known as the Ka’aba.

The angel Jibrail
brought the message
saying that the Ka’aba
should be built near
the Well of Zamzam,
the most sacred place
on earth.


The foundation stone
for the Ka’aba was to
come from heaven.
It is found today in a
corner of the Ka’aba and is
known as the black stone.

When Ibrahim was
building the Ka’aba
he was standing on
a large rock. Allah
softened the rock and
the shape of Ibrahim’s
bare feet was left in
it. It is still there,
for all to see.

When Ibrahim was
very old the angels
came to see him and
said Allah was
going to give a son
to him and Sarah.

Sarah could not believe
it was true. She too was
old. The angels said that
all things are possible
to Allah. They said the
son was to be called
Ishaq. He was to be a prophet.

Sure enough,
Sarah did have
a son and they called
him Ishaq. he grew
up to be a great

Ishaq married a
girl called Rebecca.
They had two sons,
called Esau and Yaqub.
Yaqub became a
great prophet.

Yaqub grew up and
married Zia and they
had lots of children,
both boys and girls.
His second wife
Rohsie had two sons,
Yusuf and Benjamin.

Yusuf and Benjamin
were very good, obedient
sons and they became
Yaqub’s favourites because
of their good behaviour.
Yusuf too grew up
to be a prophet.

All of these great
prophets were
descendents of Ibrahim.
He is known as
the father of all
the prophets.

Muhammad (s), our great
and beloved prophet,
the last of all the
prophets was a
descendant of Ismail.


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