Hundreds of years before its time, the well of Zamzam in Mecca was filled up and nobody knew its location. One day, `Abdu'l-Muttalib had a series of four dreams directing him to Zamzam's location. `Abdu'l-Muttalib, with his eldest son, Harith ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib, dug the location where Zamzam is today, finding water after four days of effort. At this success, the Quraish argued that since the well was the property of Ismail, it belonged to the whole tribe. `Abdu'l-Muttalib rejected their claim, saying that it was given to him by Allah.