Some names never die!  Those names are immortal throughout history.

They live forever in the minds of mankind for their noble actions.  They become immortal through their righteousness.

Prophet Ibrahim (a) and his family is one of those immortal families. Over 4,500 years ago Prophet Ibrahim (a) built the holy Kaba and called mankind to perform Hajj.

With him his beloved son, Ismail (a) helped build the sacred house of Allah, and both supplicated to Allah,

“Our Lord, accept (this noble service) from us.
Surely, YOU are all-hearing, the all-knowing.”  Al Quran 2:127

Allah didn’t only accept their dua but made their noble action immortal forever.

Prior to the building of the sacred house, Allah had chosen honorable Hajeera (a) to be in the uninhabited land (now Makkah city) to go through noble sacrifice to show her strong faith, dedication, and her trust in Allah.

She worked hard to find water, to save her baby, Ismail (a) with her sincere supplication to Allah for helping her and her son.  Allah accepted her prayer and had chosen her to be the founder of Makkah city, the mother of all cities (Ummul Qura).

Besides, Allah has chosen her running between two mountains, (Safa and Marwa) to be the part of Hajj forever.  It is called Sa’ee and Sa’ee is one of the most important duties in the Hajj.

Every year, millions of Muslims perform Hajj, and they remember the noble actions of Prophet Ibrahim (a), honorable Hajeera (a), and Prophet Ismail (a).

The question is, what made them immortal?

The answer is, it was their faith and righteous action that Allah loved, and Allah had chosen them to be honorable in this life and in the next life.

The lesson is, if we have strong faith and righteous actions for the pleasure of Allah, then Allah will make us honorable in the sight of Him in both lives.

“Allaahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala aali Muhammad kama salayta ‘ala Ibraaheem wa ‘ala aali Ibraaheem, innaka hameedun majeed. Allaahumma baarik ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala aali Muhammad kama baarakta ‘ala Ibraaheem wa ‘ala aali Ibraaheem, innaka hameedun majeed

(Oh Allah, bestow your peace and mercy on Muhammad, and on the family of Muhammad, as You have bestowed peace and mercy on Ibrahim, and the family of Ibrahim. Surely You are most Praiseworthy and most Glorious).