Hagar and Ishmael:-                

       Hagar was the mother of Ishmael and the servant of Sarah. Her name - as the mother of the most illustrious forefather of the Arabs - is conspicuously and surprisingly absent from the Quran.

       In fact, it appears only once in the interpretations section of 2:158. According to alleged Arab 'traditions', mother and son - in this case as a baby and accompanied in their exile by Abraham - had their thirst quenched at the well of Zamzam, near Mecca, almost 1000 desert miles away from Beer Sheba.

        According to the Torah - which is after all the ORIGINAL and ONLY source of the story - they found water near Beersheba and not in the desolation of Arabia near Mecca.

       According to alleged Arab traditions - and of course totally unfounded and contrary to the historical and archaeological records - Canaan and mount Sinai are also in Arabia.

Genesis Chapter 16
1.        Now Sarai Abram's wife bore him no children; and she had a maid servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.2. And Sarai said to Abram, Behold now, the Lord has prevented me from bearing; I beg you, go in to my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.3. And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.4. And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.5. And Sarai said to Abram, My wrong be upon you; I have given my maid to your bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes; the Lord judge between me and you.6. But Abram said to Sarai, Behold, your maid is in your hand; do to her as it pleases you. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.7. And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.8. And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, where did you come from? and where will you go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.9. And the angel of the Lord said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.10. And the angel of the Lord said to her, I will multiply your seed exceedingly, that it shall not be counted for multitude.11. And the angel of the Lord said to her, Behold, you are with child, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael; because the Lord has heard your affliction.12. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall live in the presence of all his brothers.13. And she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You, God see me; for she said, Have I also here looked after him who sees me?14. Therefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.15. And Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called his son's name, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.16. And Abram was eighty six years old, when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.

Genesis Chapter 21
1.        And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as he had spoken.2. For Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.3. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.4. And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.5. And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born to him.6. And Sarah said, God has made me laugh, so that all who hear will laugh with me.7. And she said, Who would have said to Abraham, that Sarah should suckle children? For I have born him a son in his old age.8. And the child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.9. And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had born to Abraham, mocking.10. And she said to Abraham, Cast out this slave and her son; for the son of this slave shall not be heir with my son, with Isaac.11. And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.12. And God said to Abraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the lad, and because of your slave; in all that Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac shall your seed be called.13. And also of the son of the slave will I make a nation, because he is your seed.14. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away; and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.15. And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.16. And she went, and sat down opposite him a good way off, as it were a bowshot; for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat opposite him, and lifted up her voice, and wept.17. And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, and said to her, What ails you, Hagar? fear not; for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.18. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in your hand; for I will make him a great nation.19. And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad to drink.20. And God was with the lad; and he grew, and lived in the wilderness, and became an archer.21. And he lived in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took for him a wife from the land of Egypt.

       *** The reader should take note of the following important items when comparing the Quranic version of the same events with the Biblical originals above:

1        Ishmael was born in Canaan near Beersheba to a Hebrew father and an Egyptian mother.

2        God repeatedly asserts that ONLY Isaac is deemed the Divinely elect son and NOT Ishmael.

3        ONLY the seed of Isaac was to inherit the Blessing of the Promised Land.
4        Ishmael was a teenager of over 14 years of age when he and his mother  were sent away from Abraham's tribe and NOT the BABY that the Quran asserts he was.

5        Ishmael and his mother Hagar, resided there after in the 'wilderness of Paran', in southern Canaan, and NEVER in the Arabian Peninsula near the Ka'ba or Mecca.

6        Neither the Ka'ba nor Mecca or Allah are ever mentioned in the Bible. It stands to reason that, if the god of the pagan Arabs, Allah, was the same as the God of Israel, He would have at the very least mentioned their name somewhere in His Torah.

7        Abraham NEVER visited the Ka'ba nor Mecca in the Biblical narrative.

8        Abraham,        Ishmael and Isaac had no knowledge of a god called Allah.

9        Abraham, Hagar and the 'baby' Ishmael NEVER went to the Ka'ba or to Mecca according to the ORIGINAL and ONLY Biblical story.

10        Since the Torah, according to the Quran itself, was revealed to Moses by Allah, and is considered DIVINE, it beggars logic and intellect to believe that Allah - if he were the God of Israel - would have revealed TWO CONTRADICTORY VERSIONS OF THE SAME EVENTS.

11        If Ishmael were the elect of Allah instead of Isaac, why were ALL the prophets of the Bible from the seed of Isaac and none from his?

       In conclusion, as usual, the Quranic stories are unfounded, untrue, inauthentic and total lies and no follower of Muhammad can, based on ALL the knowledge that is availabe to every one,  disprove our accusations and statements ***