Page 8 - Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum

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2. Tha‘labah bin ‘Amr left his tribe Al-Azd for Hijaz and dwelt between Tha‘labiyah and Dhi Qar.
When he gained strength, he headed for Madinah where he stayed. Of his seed are Aws and
Khazraj, sons of Haritha bin Tha‘labah.
Haritha bin ‘Amr, known as Khuza‘a, wandered with his folks in Hijaz until they came to Mar
Az-Zahran. Later, they conquered the Haram, and settled in Makkah after having driven
away its people, the tribe of Jurhum.
‘Imran bin ‘Amr and his folks went to ‘Oman where they established the tribe of Azd whose
children inhabited Tihama and were known as Azd-of-Shanu’a.
Jafna bin ‘Amr and his family, headed for Syria where he settled and initiated the kingdom
of Ghassan who was so named after a spring of water, in Hijaz, where they s topped on their
way to Syria.
2. Lakhm and Judham: Of whom was Nasr bin Rabi‘a, father of Manadhira, Kings of Heerah.
3. Banu Tai’: Who also emigrated northwards to settle by the so- called Aja and Salma
Mountains which were consequently named as Tai’ Mountains.
4. Kinda: Who dwelt in Bahrain but were expelled to Hadramout and Najd where they instituted
a powerful government but not for long , for the whole tribe soon faded away.
Another tribe of Himyar, known as Quda‘a, also left Yemen and dwelt in Samawa semi-
desert on the borders of Iraq.
The Arabized Arabs go back in ancestry to their great grandfather Abraham (Peace be upon him)
from a town called “Ar” near Kufa on the west bank of the Euphrates in Iraq. Excavations brought to
light great details of the town, Abraham’s family, and the prevalent religions and social
It is known that Abrahaml (Peace be upon him) eft Ar for Harran and then for Palestine, which he
made headquarters for his Message. He wandered all over the area. When he went to E gypt, the
Pharaoh tried to do evil to his wife Sarah, but Allâh saved her and the Pharaoh’s wicked scheme
recoiled on him. He thus came to realize her strong attachment to Allâh, and, in acknowledgment of
her grace, the Pharaoh rendered his daughter Hagar at Sarah’s service, but Sarah gave Hagar to
Abraham as a wife.
Abraham returned to Palestine where Hagar gave birth to Ishmael. Sarah became so jealous of
Hagar that she forced Abraham to send Hagar and her baby away to a plantless valley on a small
hill in Hijaz, by the Sacred House, exposed to the wearing of floods coming right and left. He chose
for them a place under a lofty tree above Zamzam near the upper side of the Mosque in Makkah
where neither people nor water was available, and went back to Palestine leaving with his wife and
baby a leather case with some dates and a pot of water. Not before long, they ran out of both food
and water, but thanks to Allâh’s favour water gushed forth to sustain them for sometime. The whole
story of Zamzam spring is already known to everybody.
Another Yemeni tribe – Jurhum the Second – came and lived in Makkah upon Hagar’s permission,
after being said to have lived in the valleys around Makkah. It is mentioned in the Sahih Al-Bukhari
that this tribe came to Makkah before Ishmael was a young man while they had passed through that
valley long before this event.
Abraham used to go to Makkah every now and then to see his wife and son. The number of these
journeys is still unknown, but authentic historical resources spoke of four ones.
Allâh, the Sublime, stated in the Noble Qur’ân that He had Abraham see, in his dream, that he
slaughtered his son Ishmael, and therefore Abraham stood up to fulfill His Order:
“Then, when they had both submitted themselves (to the Will of Allâh), and he had laid him
prostrate on his forehead (or on the side of his forehead for slaughtering); and We called out
to him: “O Abraham! You have fulfilled the dream (vision)!” Verily! Thus do we reward the
Muhsinûn (good-doers, who perform good deeds totally for Allâh’s sake only, without any
show off or to gain praise or fame, etc. and do them in accordance to Allâh’s Orders). Verily,
that indeed was a manifest trial — and We ransomed him with a great sacrifice (i.e. a ram)”