Ishmael, yish-ma-AYL, יִשְׁמָעֵאל
Ishmael (Wikipedia)
Navez Agar et Ismaël.jpg
A depiction of Hagar and her son Ishmael in the Arabian desert by François-Joseph Navez.
Prophet, Patriarch, Apostle to Arabia, Father of the Arabs
Venerated inJudaism
Bahá'í Faith
InfluencedIshmaelites and Muslims

Ishmael, a figure in the Tanakh and the Quran, was Abraham's first son according to Jews, Christians and Muslims. Ishmael was born to Abraham and Sarah's handmaiden Hagar (Hājar) (Genesis 16:3). According to the Genesis account, he died at the age of 137 (Genesis 25:17).

The Book of Genesis and Islamic traditions consider Ishmael to be the ancestor of the Ishmaelites and patriarch of Qaydār. According to Muslim tradition, Ishmael the Patriarch and his mother Hagar are buried next to the Kaaba in Mecca.

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