The story continues from the previous post
Miracles of Allah (s.w.t):
Ibrahim (A.S.) had been saved from the fire
People who worshipping statues did not want other people to worship other than idols. So, They decided to build the biggest file and throw Ibrahim (A.S.) into it. They Raised fire as much as they could rise, with the intent of burning him alive. The decision to burn him alive was taken by the king of Babylon, Called Namrud or Nimrod.
A deep hole was dug in the ground and filled with wood. It was the biggest fire that no one had seen before. Ibrahim (A.S.) was chained tightly, they brought a giant catapult to throw him in the fire. The fire was ready, people cannot stay near the fire as there was a great heat and its flames were reaching the sky. Then the chief priest gave his order to throw Ibrahim (A.S.) into the fire.
At that moment, Angel Jibreel (A.S.) visited Ibrahim (A.S.). Jibreel (A.S.) said: “O Abraham do you wish for anything?”. Ibrahim (A.S.) said that he only wishes Allah (s.w.t) to be pleased with him. He could’ve asked for anything, but instead of begging for his life to be saved, he chose to ask for the blessing of Allah (S.W.T.).
The catapult was shot and Abraham was thrown into the fire. At that moment Allah (s.w.t) ordered the fire to be cool for him. Allah ordered the fire:
O fire, be coolness and safety upon Abraham.
(Surah Al-Anbiya: 21:69)
The fire obeyed the order and flames were still there, but it did not burn Ibrahim (A.S.), he was in a cool garden instead. The fire only burned Ibrahim’s (A.S.) chains, he came out from the fire without any harm. But, the people denied Allah’s (s.w.t) miracle.
Ibrahim (A.S.) asked Allah about Resurrection:
One day Ibrahim (A.S.) asked Allah (s.w.t) how dead people will come back on The day of judgment. Allah (s.w.t) commanded him to take 4 birds, tear them apart into pieces and then mix the bodies up. He then divided the mix into 4 parts and placed each part on the top of 4 hills. He asked Ibrahim (A.S.) to call back the birds by Allah (s.w.t)’s name. Immediately, the birds’ reassembled to their original parts, came back to life. Allah Has revealed this in Al-Quran:
Remember when Abraham said: ‘My Lord Show me how You give life to the dead.” Allah said: “Do you not believe?” Abraham said: “Yes I believe, but to be stronger in Faith.” He said: “Take four birds, then cause them to incline towards you (then slaughter them, cut them into pieces) and then put a portion of them on every hill and call them they will come to you in haste. And know that Allah is All-Mighty and All-Wise.
(Surah Al-Baqarah 2:260)
Ibrahim (A.S.) is the only person that the Quran commands our prophet to look up to as a role model. Allah Says in Al-Quran:
Then, We have inspired you (O Muhammad): “Follow the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham) Haneefa (Islamic Monotheism – to worship none but Allah)
(Surah An-Nahl 16:123)
Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.) And King Namrud: (who claims himself as god)
Mujahid and other scholars have said that Namrud was the King of the world and one of the four kings who ruled the world. 2 Rulers of the world were believers and 2 rulers were disbelievers. The two believers were Dhul-Qarnayn and Prophet Sulaiman (A.S.) and the other two disbelievers were Namrud and Bakhtnasar.
When Namrud learned about Ibrahim (A.S.) came out of the fire, he was angry and claimed himself as God, He asked Ibrahim (A.S.) what Allah can do that he cannot.
Ibrahim (A.S.) replied that Allah (s.w.t) gives and takes lives. Then, Namrood said that he can also kill people and cancel death sentences to save lives! Ibrahim (A.S.) then said Allah (s.w.t.) rise the Sun from the East and asked Namrud if he can make the sunrise from the West. Then Namrud did not know what to say and what to do.
once Allah (s.w.t.) sent the Angel to Namrud, ordering him to believe in Allah (s.w.t.) but Namrud refused. Then the Angel ordered the second time and third time but he refused it again and again. Then, Angel said: “Gather and I will gather mine.” Namrud Gathered his army at the time of sunrise, Allah (s.w.t.) sent a large number of mosquitoes to him and his army, they could not even see the sun. Then Allah (s.w.t.) gave power to mosquitoes over them, mosquitoes ate their flesh and blood and left them as decomposed bones. Allah (s.w.t.) ordered one of those mosquitoes to enter the nostrils of King Namrud. Allah (s.w.t.) punished him by a mosquito, and Namrud was so much in pain that he had to continually hit his head with objects to relieve his pain until he finally died.
The story continues – Story of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.) Part 3