Who was the father of the Prophet Ibrahim?
- Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.) was the son of Aazar ibn Nahur, ibn Sarough, ibn Raghu, ibn Phaligh, ibn Aher, ibn Shalih, ibn Arfghshand, ibn Sam, ibn Nuh (A.S.). Ibrahim (A.S.) was born in the ancient city of Ur of the Chaldea, also known as Babylonia or Babylon (currently located in Iraq).
- The Prophets' Message
- The Quran on The Prophets
- The Prophets' Names
- Honoring The Prophets
Muslims believe that all prophets gave guidance and instruction to their people about how to properly worship God and live their lives. Since God is One, His message has been one and the same throughout time. In essence, all prophets taught the message of Islam - to find peace in your life through submission to the One Almighty Creator; to believe in God and to follow His guidance.
"The Messenger believes in what has been revealed to him from his Lord, as do the men of faith. Each one of them believes in God, His angels, His books, and His Messengers. They say: 'We make no distinction between one and another of His Messengers.' And they say: 'We hear, and we obey. We seek Thy forgiveness, Our Lord, and to Thee is the end of all journeys.'" (2:285)
There are 25 prophets mentioned by name in the Quran, although Muslims believe that there were much more in different times and places. Among the prophets that Muslims honor are: 1. Adamor Aadam, was the first human being, the father of the human race and the first Muslim. As in the Bible, Adam and his wife Eve (Hawa) were cast out of the Garden of Eden for eating the fruit of a certain tree. 2. Idris (Enoch) was the third prophet after Adam and his son Seth and identified as the Bible's Enoch. He was devoted to the study of the ancient books of his ancestors. 3. Nuh (Noah), was a man who lived among unbelievers and was called on to share the message of the existence of a single god, Allah. After many fruitless years of preaching, Allah warned Nuh of coming destruction, and Nuh built an ark to save pairs of animals. 4. Hudwas sent to preach to the Arabic descendants of Nuh called 'Ad, desert traders who had yet to embrace monotheism. They were destroyed by a sandstorm for ignoring H...
Muslims read about, learn from, and respect all of the prophets. Many Muslims name their children after them. In addition, when mentioning the name of any of God's prophets, a Muslim adds these words of blessing and respect: "upon him be peace" (alayhi salaamin Arabic).
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- Early Life
- Breaking of The Idols
- His Marriage to Sarah
- The Spring of Zamzam
Ibrahim [alayhis] lived in a time, long before the time of Prophet Muhammad [saw]. As a boy he used to watch his father make idols. These Idols were sold in the markets as gods for people to worship. Ibrahim [alayhis] could not believe that anyone could consider these idols, made of stone and wood, to be their gods! How could people pray to these idols and ask from them? How could they give these idols offering such as food? How could these idols bring good fortune and look over them? Ibrahim [alayhis] was confused. Ibrahim [alayhis] watched the idols as a fly came and sat on it. The idol was powerless to even move the fly from its body so how could it have the power to do anything! Ibrahim [alayhis] knew in his heart that the people of his community were deeply misguided but he didn’t know any better himself. Ibrahim [alayhis] often thought about his people and their worship. He thought about the world around him and how it came into being. He thought about how and why he was creat...
One day the people of his community were out celebrating. Ibrahim [alayhis] went to the place where the idols were kept and broke them up, apart from the big one. He hung the axe around the neck of the big idol and then went away. When the people returned they were shocked, “What happened to our Idols!” they remarked. They discussed it for a while and thought that Ibrahim [alayhis] would know because Ibrahim [alayhis] was known to speaking out against their idols. They decided to call Ibrahim [alayhis] and question him about the damage done to the idols. Ibrahim [alayhis] was brought before the community and they asked him who broke our idols. Ibrahim [alayhis] replied, “The big idol must have done this, he has the axe around the neck, why don’t you ask it? The people grew angry; they knew that Ibrahim [alayhis] was being silly. The big idol doesn’t have the power to move so how can it break the other idols? The big idol doesn’t have the power to talk so how can it tell us about the...
After this incident, Ibrahim [alayhis] moved away and got married to a lady by the name of Sarah. They lived happily for a long time. However, there was some heartache in Ibrahim [alayhis] and Sarah’s life. They had been happily married for so long and Allah had not granted them any children. They prayed to Allah so much asking for a child. Sarah knew that her husband, Ibrahim [alayhis], was longing for a child. She also knew that she was getting old and may not be able to provide him with a child. She suggested to Ibrahim [alayhis] that he should marry Hajar, their slave girl, and maybe Allah would bless them with a child through her. Ibrahim [alayhis] accepted the advice of his beloved wife Sarah and married Hajar. It wasn’t long before Ibrahim [alayhis] and Hajar were blessed with a baby boy whom they named Ismael. Ibrahim [alayhis] was overjoyed with happiness at the birth of his first son. They all celebrated and thanked Allah for such a great and beautiful blessing. However, a...
After some time both the food and water ran short and Ismael began to cry. Hajar was panicking; she ran between the hills of Safah and Marwah looking for food or water but could not find anything. She ran between the two hillocks seven times. After the frantic search, she returned and found a spring had appeared where Ismael was kicking the sand with his feet. This spring, called ZamZam, was producing clean water and Hajar and Ismael drank from it. The ZamZam spring is still with us today producing the same sweet and pure water. After a short time, people began to move to this valley. By the permission of Hajar, a few tribes settled and it gradually became a small town. This town was near a busy trade route and many merchants began to pass through bringing in wealth. This town grew to become the city of Makkah, which is still a busy city in Arabia today. When Ismael was still a small boy, Ibrahim [alayhis] had a dream or vision. In this dream he was commanded by Allah to sacrifice h...
The Prophet Nahum’s grave restored. A tomb in Alqosh, Iraq, believed to be the tomb of the biblical prophet Nahum, has been restored in recent years by Israeli engineers. Christians have safeguarded the shrine for decades since many of the Jewish population in the area fled the pogroms that followed the founding of the State of Israel in 1948.
His name means "comforter," and he was from the town of Alqosh (Nahum 1:1), which scholars have attempted to identify with several cities, including the modern Alqosh in northern Iraq and Capharnaum of northern Galilee. He was a very nationalistic Hebrew, however, and lived amongst the Elkoshites in peace.