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ʾIsmaʿīl (a) or Ishmael (Arabic: إسماعيل), son of Abraham (a), was a prophet known among Muslims with the title of Dhabih (lit. sacrifice). Based on Islamic hadits, the lineage of the Prophet Muhammad (s) reaches Isma'il (a).

Isma'il (a)
Name in
the Qur'an:
Name in
the Bible:
Place of Birth: Mecca
Burial place: Hijr Isma'il
Before: Isac
After: Abraham (a)
Well known
Abraham (his father) and Isac (his brother)
Religion: Hanif
Age: 130
Repeat in
the Qur'an:
11 times
Building of Ka'ba, Sacrifice of Isma'il

Immigration to Mecca along with his mother, Hajar, emergence of Zamzam Spring as a blessing because of him, being commanded by God to be sacrificed by his father and the construction of Ka'ba are among the most important events in his life.



In Islamic sources, the origin of the name is considered non-Arabic and made of the two parts "Isma'" and "Il" (literally meaning "heared the God!").[1] Some have said that at the time of asking God for a child, Abraham (a) called God with these words.[2] In a research on this name, Arthur Jeffery has mentioned an old root for it and has mentioned similar names in Hebrew, Ethiopian and other Semitic languages.[3]

In Qur'an