|Short meaning of Ismaeel||Virtuous, Pious, God-Fearing and Devoted to God|
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|How to pronounce Ismaeel|
ISlam + MAn + East + pLay
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|Arabic Spelling (How to write Ismaeel in Arabic)||إِسْمَاعِيْل|
|Alternate spellings of Ismaeel||Ismail Ismael Esmaeel Esmail Esmael Ishmael Ishma'el Eshmael Ismaele Ismaelle Esmaele |
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Meaning of Ismaeel
Ismaeel is a direct Quranic name for boys that refers to one of the prophets mentioned in the Quran. Ismaeel, who is known as Ishmael in the English-speaking world, was the son of Prophet Ibrahim and Hajar, peace be upon them, and he is considered the father of most Arabs, including the Arabs of Quraysh from which Prophet Muhammad ﷺ came (while Ismaeel’s brother, Ishaak/Isaac, is the father of all Jews).
Ismaeel comes from Hebrew roots, from the words Isma’ (hearer) and eel (Allah), thus the full meaning is “one who hears Allah”, “one who obeys God’s commands”.
Ismaeel is mentioned 12 times in the Quran.
And [mention] when Abraham was raising the foundations of the House (in Makkah) and [with him] Ismaeel/Ishmael, [saying], “Our Lord, accept [this] from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing.” (Quran 2:127)