The Tale of Zamzam Spring

  The Zamzam Spring is located on the south side of the day room of Neker in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Muslims all over the world pray to Allah to give them the opportunity to enjoy what Allah desires, and it is also a lifetime of infinite happiness.
  4000 years ago, Ibrahim, known as the father of the prophets in Islamic civilization, lived in Canaan with his wife Sarah. Later, the Canaan region suffered a great famine, and Ibrahim was forced to take Sarah to flee to Egypt, which was rich in land at the time. Sarah is as beautiful as a flower and has a charming young woman’s charm. Her beauty made the Egyptian pharaohs coveted. In order to escape persecution and seek asylum, Ibrahim lied that he and Sarah were brothers and sisters, so the pharaoh brought Sarah into the palace. , Sarah was favored, and Ibrahim also received a steady stream of various rewards from the pharaoh.
  Allah sent a great disaster to Pharaoh because of this, and Pharaoh finally realized that he was punished by heaven for stealing people’s love, and returned Sarah to Ibrahim. Ibrahim returned to Canaan with a large reward from Sarah and Pharaoh.
  Among the slaves that Pharaoh gave to Ibrahim, there was a female slave named Hajir. She had a beauty similar to Sarah, who was charming and shy. Unlike Sarah, Hajir is younger and more energetic, but has a humble identity. Sarah is full of guilt for her husband, who has never been able to have children. She took the initiative to suggest Ibrahim Nahajir as a concubine, in order to have a man and half a woman to continue offspring. Ibrahim agreed. Soon, Hajir was pregnant, Ibrahim was overjoyed, and from then on put more attention on Hajir. A short-term balance was broken, and the two women spared no effort to stage a good show of jealousy. In the end, Hajir was overwhelmed by the bullying and ran away from home. Allah sent an angel to wait on the way and persuaded her to go back and admit her mistake to her master. Hajir obeyed the instructions of the angel, returned home, and prostrated herself in front of Ibrahim, asking her master’s forgiveness. Seeing her like this, Sarah had to restrain her edge, but she had already buried her hatred in her heart. Hajir finally got a precious son, this is the famous prophet Ismaili in Islamic civilization.
  Who knew that not long after that, Sarah, who had already lost her thoughts, was actually pregnant. Pregnant in October, and as soon as she gave birth, Sarah gave birth to the prophet Isaac. Sarah is even more confident because she has her own son. When Isaac was weaned, Sarah saw Ismail laugh at her son. She could no longer hold Hajir and her son. Finally, Sarah forced Ibrahim to kick Hajir and her son out of the house. Both sides are their own flesh and blood. Ibrahim is in a dilemma. Although he tries his best to mediate, Sarah will not give in. Ibrahim is helpless and full of worries. Early the next morning, the mother and son of Hajir, who had been working hard, were on their way.
  The long road is long, the sun is scorching hot, the wind is blowing yellow sand, and it is endless. Poor Hajir mother and son came to Mecca, but Mecca was still a desert at that time. There is no dry food to eat, and no water to drink. In the boundless desert, where is the safe place for mother and son? Full of bitterness, Hajir almost lost hope of life. However, when she turned her eyes to Ismaili, the only child who was dying in her arms, she immediately forgot her bitterness, grievance, disappointment and exhaustion, and only had one belief in her heart, that is, to let her son survive. She kept Ismaili in a safe place and ran to find water on her own. The great mother ran seven times back and forth between the two hills of Saifa and Marwa, and found not a drop of water. In desperation, Hajir only prayed to Allah.
  Thanks to Allah’s reward, little Ismaili was waiting for her mother to find water, the spring water trickling down with her feet, it was clear and sweet, the mother and son seemed to have obtained the nectar, and they drank it happily and washed it with the spring water. Along the way, my heart is full of gratitude to Allah and hope for a new life. At this time, the spring water was still gushing out, and the young Ismail said to the spring water: “Zam Zaim”. The spring water stopped spouting immediately, but just maintained a level water surface. How much is consumed, how much the spring water is automatically replenished, it will always be a clear spring, inexhaustible and inexhaustible. What did Ismaili mean by “Zam Zaim”? It turns out that “Zimzam” means “stop” and “control”. Since then, this miraculous life-saving spring has been called “Zanzan Spring” and has been preserved until now.
  Hajir’s mother and son also settled down next to this holy spring, and started their hard work in this desolate and holy land. In Islamic lore, Ibrahim also came here later to visit his son Ismail, and together they rebuilt the holy place of Kr White House.
  First of all, readers who know Jewish history will be able to see that this legend is also an excellent testament to the brothers of the same ancestry as the Arabs and the Jews. This legend is also recorded in the “Bible Genesis”, but the translation of the names is slightly different. Ibrahim is “Abraham” in the “Bible”; Hajar, “Hagar” in the “Bible”; Ismail, “Ishmael” in the “Bible”.
  Secondly, this legend condenses the feelings of Muslims and is also a religious psychological suggestion. Because now Muslims who come to the holy city of Mecca for pilgrimage will follow the example of the great mother Hajir and run back and forth between the two mountains of Saifa and Marwah seven times, and then go to the side of the sky and it is said that Ibrahim once stood. The place to worship, and then go to the Zanzan Spring on the south side to drink holy water. Many pilgrims also fill small buckets with holy water and take them back to their hometowns to share with their relatives, as a way to appreciate the greatness of Allah and the merits of the Prophet.
  Third, the Zamzam Spring brought the gospel to the prosperity of Arab commerce and the city of Mecca. Because of the Zamzam Spring, where Arab caravans rested, drank water and transferred goods, Mecca gradually developed into a trading base and commodity distribution center for Arab caravans, becoming a “quiet trading paradise”. The Zamzam also made the city of Mecca a historical holy city and the center of the Arab world at that time. Because at that time, the city of Mecca laid the foundation and provided rich soil for the development of the Arab world from polytheism to monotheism.
  Finally, just like the development process of other nations in the world, the ancient Arabs who depended on the weather for food were more in awe of nature due to their harsh conditions. They were often at a loss in the face of sudden natural disasters, feeling powerless and helpless, and they would overcome the natural disasters. Hope rests on supernatural powers, looking forward to the coming of Allah. This legend sounds a bit absurd today, but it embodies the good wishes of the Arabs and condenses the national spirit of the Arabs.