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Hagar (hā´gər) or Agar (ā´gər), according to the Book of Genesis, servant of Abraham's wife Sarah and mother of his eldest son, Ishmael. She and her son were sent out into the wilderness because of Sarah's jealousy. An angel aided her there. Islamic tradition associates various sites in and near Mecca with events in the lives of Hagar and Ishmael as recorded in Genesis. A site adjacent to the Kaaba is identified as the burial place of Hagar and Ishmael. St. Paul uses Hagar as a symbol for the bondage of the Old Law.

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Hagar. The servant of Sarah who was given as concubine of Abraham and became the mother of Ishmael (Genesis 16. 1–16).

In Islam, Hagar is the wife of Ibrāhīm (Abraham), who was sent out by him, with their son Ismāʿīl (Ishmael), into the desert. Hagar's running between two small hills, in search of water, is said to be the origin of the rite of saʿy, ‘running’ between Ṣafā and Marwa, which is part of the ritual of ʿumra.

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Hagar in the Bible and in Islamic tradition, the Egyptian slave who is mother of Ishmael ( Ismail) by Abraham. Driven out of Abraham's household by his wife Sarah, she and her son take flight into the desert, where their lives are saved by an angel who reveals to them the existence of a well.

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