Safa and Marwah hold an utmost significance in the Islamic history and its tradition. These are the twin hills and mountains that are located near to the Kaaba in the city of Makkah. Muslims believers who visit Makkah for the purpose of performing the holy rituals of Hajj need to run between the area of Safa and Marwa. This running on the part of the believer help him to remember the importance of the sacrifice mother makes for her child or son. Muslims believers have to travel between these two hills for the seven times in an attempt to fulfill the requirement of the holy rituals of the Hajj and Umrah. The two spots and the area that lie between these two hills are located inside the long gallery of the Great Masjid. In an attempt to remember the sacrifices made by the Mother Hajira and baby Ismael in the shape of water and food shortage, these two mounts have been respected by the Muslims worldwide and these mountains are still located in the same place.
There was the respectable woman in the shape of Hajira who was the wife of the Holy Prophet Ibrahim (A.S). She was the daughter of the Egypt’s king with her son named Holy Prophet Ismael (A.S). As the matter of the fact, the woman named Hajira made a very great sacrifice for his son as the time when she was alone with her son in the place of valley of the city of Makkah for the purpose of seeking the pleasure of Allah.
The Holy Prophet Ibrahim took his wife Hajira and his son Ismael towards the place near to Kaabah under the tree where the area of Zamzam is located, that is the highest place in the Masjid. As the matter of the fact, Makkah used to be a place where nobody lived with there being no availability of water resource. Ibrahim (A.S) made his wife and son sit at that place with the bag consisting few dates and some quantity of water.
According to the Islamic traditions and history, Holy Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) was ordered by the Almighty Allah to leave his family in the shape of wife named Hajrah and infant son named Ismael, along at the desert that is located between these two mounts of Safa and Marwa. Once all the food and water provisions were finished, mother Hajrah was forced to go to seek out help in the shape of water for his infant son Ismael. In an attempt to get the much-needed water faster and quickly, she left her infant baby lying on the ground while she went for the search of water. She turned towards the closest hill named Safa In order to check the nearest area as whether they are any provision of water or not but she found nothing. She went to hill Marwah then, either way, while on being on the top of both the hills, she could manage to keep check on her son that whether he is safe or not. She ran between these two mountains, Safa and Marwa, for the consecutive seven times in the hot and scorching heat prior to the returning to her thirsty son. Once she arrived to her son, she noticed the spring had emerged from the place where infant Ismael hit the ground with the help of his wing. That spring turned out to be named as the Zamzam well.