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Hagar, mother of Abraham's first-born son

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Submitted by Keith Williams (United States), Nov 2, 2008 at 02:03

Hi btilly,

I don't know where you got your information from. Let me give you some better resources. Please stay away from the websites that you have been looking at. They are definitely incorrect.

http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/quran/
http://www.zaytuna.org/
http://www.islamicity.com/

Yes Hagar began as the slave of Sarah but became Abraham's second wife.

'Sarah, Abraham's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her slave-girl, and gave her to her husband Abram as a wife. He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked with contempt on her mistress.' Read Genesis 16:1-6.

As you can see, Hagar was Abraham's second wife and bore his first-born son. Hagar was never fully accepted into the Hebrew group despite being the mother of Abraham's child. In the end she was rejected completely, and expelled. But she was protected by God against the hatred of Sarah, and in the end lived as a free woman, no longer a slave.

You are right that we are not all in ideology. However, the peace train is coming though and we will be one in mind in the future.

In Islam, race and color doesn't matter because we are all the same.

"All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood." (Prophet Muhammad(PBUH), Farewell Sermon)

peace

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