So far we discussed
the lineage of Rasulullah (saw) from Ibrahim (A) to Ismail (A) to
Hashim to Abdul Muthalib.
We will spend some time in
talking about Abdul Mutalib, because few important events happen to
actually two. we will talk about two important events that accord with
important events happened in the life of Abdul Muthalib
Zam Zam and
his son, Abdullah.
Zam Zam: [Download
Remember the well of Zam Zam
now unknown ,when Durhum erased all of its marks, they filled it up and
all of its marks before they left Mecca? It was unkown was 300 plus
Kuzza ruled over Mecca for 300 years. Then add to that the time of
Qussay-ibn-Kilab all the way to Abdul Muttalib, so its 300 years plus. The well of Zam Zam is
lost for over 300
Abdul Muthalib sees a dream in
which someone comes to him and tells him (ukfur taiba), Dig Taiba,
Pure “Dig Pure”. “What is Pure?” responds Abdul Muthalib in the dream.
doesn’t hear anything back and that was the end of the dream.
The following night, the same
voice come to him and tells him, [Ukfur barrah] “Dig the Precious”.
the Precious?” responds Abdul Muthalib in the dream. Again, he doesn’t
anything back and that was the end of the dream.
The third night the voice come
back to him and says, “Dig Zam Zam”. “What is Zam Zam?” responds Abdul
in the dream. The voice replies, “It will never fail or dry up. It will
the grand pilgrim. It lies between the dung and the blood near the nest
crow with the white leg and the ant’s nest.
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unable to decode all of these symbols
Zam Zam is defined and the
symbols are given to Abdul Muthalib to find it
Zam , it never runs out of water.
will provide to the grand pilgrim, meaning Hajj every year and it will
be sufficient to provide water for them
lies between the dung and the blood
Crow with white leg and
of ants ,
All of these are obscure things
to Abdul Mutalib
Abdul Muthalib next day starts
going around Kaaba and see some dung and blood; a camel was slaughtered
place and the slaughterers left its insides in the open. He then saw a
with a white leg in the same area along with a colony of ants. Abdul
realized that this is the where the well of his grandfather is.
He called his son, al-Harith,
started digging. For those who have been to Mecca can understand that
is not very far away from Al Kaaba. Here you have Abdul Mutlib and his
digging right next to Al-Kaba Obviously this angered the people of
Mutalib continue on working , they kept on protecting but he was
him son Al-Harith. Here you have two men digging around one of the most
place in Arabia and they want to stop it. They started questioning
Muthalib, “What are you doing? You are digging next to al-Kaaba”.
Abdul Muthalib kept on working
with his son and the people of Quraish kept of protesting. At that
Muthalib had only one son. They kept on digging and digging;
people of Quraish kept on wondering what’s going on? What is this man
for? What is he looking for? So they left him alone.
Suddenly they heard Abdul
Muthalib shouting praising Allah (swt). People came rushing and to
amazement found Abdul Muthalib uncover the rim of the well of Zam Zam.
Now all of the leaders of
gathered and said, “Yeah, this is the well of our grandfather Ismail.
belongs to all of us. Let’s share.”
“Wait a minute. I was the one
saw the dream, I was the one who uncovered it, it belongs to me and me
replied Abdul Muthalib.
They said, “No way. We are all
descendants of Ismail. So it belong to all of us”
Abdul Muthalib refused to give
and they kept on insisting. When they were unable to solve the dispute
about to go on war on it, someone suggested to them, “Let’s solve the
by going to the witch of Bani Saath”. The witch claims to have
the spirits, so lets go to her and seek her consultation.
So Abdul Muthalib and the
of Quraish travelled to the place of the witch to find out that she
to Syria. They said, “We will follow her wherever she is” and
started journey towards Sham. Along the way they ran out of water. They
the middle of the desert with no water and Abdul Muthalib said, “If we
gonna die here, let’s at least dig our graves and whenever one of us
rest could put him in the grave and cover him. So at least, in the end
will be only one uncovered, rather that everyone exposed. At least
our dead”. Then thus have one without burial.
They all dug their graves and
all laying inside their grave waiting for death to arrive. After
some time, Abdul Muthalib said, “This is not right for men like us to
waiting for death. Let’s do something. Let’s go look for water.”
They agreed and went in
direction looking for water. After a short while, Abdul Muthalib finds
So they said, “If Allah saved you in the middle of this desert and
with water, and if Allah have shown you a dream to uncover the well of
then this surely indicates that it’s a blessing for you and it belongs
We give up our claim. It’s all yours. Let’s go back.” So they gave it
agreed to submit to Abdul Mutalib and it was his. This
is one important event that happen to
Abdul Mutalib .
When the whole incident of
uncovering Zam Zam happened, Abdul Muthalib felt the pressure of
felt he was weak as he had only one son to defend him. In the tribal
your strength is based on how many men are on your side and you can only
count on your relatives - sons,
uncles, brothers, etc. Your
based on how many sons, how many men you have
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