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Prophets Ibrahim, Ismail and Ishaq (a.s)

[2:124] And when his Lord tried Ibrahim with certain words, he fulfilled them. He said: Surely I will make you an Imam of men. Ibrahim said: And of my offspring? My covenant does not include the unjust, said He.

[2:125] And when We made the House a pilgrimage for men and a (place of) security, and: Appoint for yourselves a place of prayer on the standing-place of Ibrahim. And We enjoined Ibrahim and Ismail saying: Purify My House for those who visit (it) and those who abide (in it) for devotion and those who bow down (and) those who prostrate themselves.

[2:126] And when Ibrahim said: My Lord, make it a secure town and provide its people with fruits, such of them as believe in Allah and the last day. He said: And whoever disbelieves, I will grant him enjoyment for a short while, then I will drive him to the chastisement of the fire; and it is an evil destination.

[2:127] And when Ibrahim and Ismail raised the foundations of the House: Our Lord! Accept from us; surely Thou art the Hearing, the Knowing:

[2:128] Our Lord! And make us both submissive to Thee and (raise) from our offspring a nation submitting to Thee, and show us our ways of devotion and turn to us (mercifully), surely Thou art the Oft-returning (to mercy), the Merciful.

[2:129] Our Lord! And raise up in them a Messenger from among them who shall recite to them Thy communications and teach them the Book and the wisdom, and purify them; surely Thou art the Mighty, the Wise.

[2:130] And who forsakes the religion of Ibrahim but he who makes himself a fool, and most certainly We chose him in this world, and in the hereafter he is most surely among the righteous.

[2:131] When his Lord said to him, Be a Muslim, he said: I submit myself to the Lord of the worlds.

[2:135] And they say: Be Jews or Christians, you will be on the right course. Say: Nay! (We follow) the religion of Ibrahim, the Hanif, and he was not one of the polytheists.

[2:258] Have you not considered him (Namrud) who disputed with Ibrahim about his Lord, because Allah had given him the kingdom? When Ibrahim said: My Lord is He who gives life and causes to die, he said: I give life and cause death. Ibrahim said: So surely Allah causes the sun to rise from the east, then make it rise from the west; thus he who disbelieved was confounded; and Allah does not guide aright the unjust people.

[2:260] And when Ibrahim said: My Lord! Show me how Thou givest life to the dead, He said: What! And do you not believe? He said: Yes, but that my heart may be at ease. He said: Then take four of the birds, then train them to follow you, then place on every mountain a part of them, then call them, they will come to you flying; and know that Allah is Mighty, Wise.

[3:67] Ibrahim was not a Jew nor a Christian but he was (an) upright (man), a Muslim, and he was not one of the polytheists.

[3:68] Most surely the nearest of people to Ibrahim are those who followed him and this Prophet and those who believe and Allah is the guardian of the believers.

[3:95] Say: Allah has spoken the truth, therefore follow the religion of Ibrahim, the upright one; and he was not one of the polytheists.

[4:54] Or do they envy the people for what Allah has given them of His grace? But indeed We have given to Ibrahim's children the Book and the wisdom, and We have given them a grand kingdom.

[4:125] And who has a better religion than he who submits himself entirely to Allah? And he is the doer of good (to others) and follows the faith of Ibrahim, the upright one, and Allah took Ibrahim as a friend.

[6:74] And when Ibrahim said to his sire, Azar: Do you take idols for gods? Surely I see you and your people in manifest error.

[6:75] And thus did We show Ibrahim the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and that he might be of those who are sure.

6:76] So when the night overshadowed him, he saw a star; said he: Is this my Lord? So when it set, he said: I do not love the setting ones.

[6:77] Then when he saw the moon rising, he said: Is this my Lord? So when it set, he said: If my Lord had not guided me I should certainly be of the erring people.

[6:78] Then when he saw the sun rising, he said: Is this my Lord? Is this the greatest? So when it set, he said: O my people! Surely I am clear of what you set up (with Allah).

[6:79] Surely I have turned myself, being upright, wholly to Him Who originated the heavens and the earth, and I am not of the polytheists.

[6:80] And his people disputed with him. He said: Do you dispute with me respecting Allah? And He has guided me indeed; and I do not fear in any way those that you set up with Him, unless my Lord pleases; my Lord comprehends all things in His knowledge; will you not then mind?

[6:81] And how should I fear what you have set up (with Him), while you do not fear that you have set up with Allah that for which He has not sent down to you any authority; which then of the two parties is surer of security, if you know?

[6:82] Those who believe and do not mix up their faith with iniquity, those are they who shall have the security and they are those who go aright.

[6:83] And this was Our argument which we gave to Ibrahim against his people; We exalt in dignity whom We please; surely your Lord is Wise, Knowing.

[9:114] And Ibrahim asking forgiveness for his sire was only owing to a promise which he had made to him; but when it became clear to him that he was an enemy of Allah, he declared himself to be clear of him; most surely Ibrahim was very tender hearted forbearing.

[11:69] And certainly Our messengers came to Ibrahim with good news. They said: Peace. Peace, said he, and he made no delay in bringing a roasted calf.

[11:70] But when he saw that their hands were not extended towards it, he deemed them strange and conceived fear of them. . They said: Fear not, surely we are sent to Lut's people.

[11:71] And his wife was standing (by), so she laughed, then We gave her the good news of Ishaq and after Ishaq of (a son's son) Yaqoub.

[11:72] She said: O wonder! Shall I bear a son when I am an extremely old woman and this my husband an extremely old man? Most surely this is a wonderful thing.

[11:73] They said: Do you wonder at Allah's bidding? The mercy of Allah and His blessings are on you, O people of the house, surely He is Praised, Glorious.

[11:75] Most surely Ibrahim was forbearing, tender hearted, oft-returning (to Allah):

[14:35] And when Ibrahim said: My Lord! Make this city secure, and save me and my sons from worshipping idols:

[14:36] My Lord! Surely they have led many men astray; then whoever follows me, he is surely of me, and whoever disobeys me, Thou surely art Forgiving, Merciful:

[14:37] O our Lord! Surely I have settled a part of my offspring in a valley unproductive of fruit near Thy Sacred House, our Lord! That they may keep up prayer; therefore make the hearts of some people yearn to- wards them and provide them with fruits; haply they may be grateful:

[14:38] O our Lord! Surely Thou knows what we hide and what we make public, and nothing in the earth nor any thing in heaven is hidden from Allah:

[14:39] Praise be to Allah, Who has given me in old age Ismail and Ishaq; most surely my Lord is the Hearer of prayer:

[15:51] And inform them of the guests of Ibrahim:

[15:52] When they entered upon him, they said, Peace. He said: Surely we are afraid of you.

[15:53] They said: Be not afraid, surely we give you the good news of a boy, possessing knowledge.

[15:54] He said: Do you give me good news (of a son) when old age has come upon me? Of what then do you give me good news!

[15:55] They said: We give you good news with truth, therefore be not of the despairing.

[15:56] He said: And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord but the erring ones?

[15:57] He said: What is your business then, O messengers?

[15:58] They said: Surely we are sent towards a guilty people,

[16:120] Surely Ibrahim was an exemplar, obedient to Allah, upright, and he was not of the polytheists.

[16:121] Grateful for His favors; He chose him and guided him on the right path.

[16:122] And We gave him good in this world, and in the next he will most surely be among the good.

[16:123] Then We revealed to you (Muhammad): Follow the faith of Ibrahim, the upright one, and he was not of the polytheists.

[19:41] And mention Ibrahim in the Book; surely he was a truthful man, a prophet.

[19:42] When he said to his father; O my father! Why do you worship what neither hears nor sees, nor does it avail you in the least:

[19:43] O my father! Truly the knowledge has come to me which has not come to you, therefore follow me, I will guide you on a right path:

[19:44] O my father! Serve not the Shaitan, surely the Shaitan is disobedient to the Beneficent Allah:

[19:45] O my father! Surely I fear that a punishment from the Beneficent Allah should afflict you so that you should be a friend of the Shaitan.

[19:46] He said: Do you dislike my gods, O Ibrahim? If you do not desist I will certainly revile you, and leave me for a time.

[19:47] He said: Peace be on you, I will pray to my Lord to forgive you; surely He is ever Affectionate to me:

[19:48] And I will withdraw from you and what you call on besides Allah, and I will call upon my Lord; maybe I shall not remain unblessed in calling upon my Lord.

[19:49] So when he withdrew from them and what they worshipped besides Allah, We gave to him Ishaq and Yaqoub, and each one of them We made a prophet.

[19:50] And We granted to them of Our mercy, and We left (behind them) a truthful mention of eminence for them.

[19:54] And mention Ismail in the Book; surely he was truthful in (his) promise, and he was a messenger, a prophet.

[19:55] And he enjoined on his family prayer and almsgiving, and was one in whom his Lord was well pleased.

[21:51] And certainly We gave to Ibrahim his rectitude before, and We knew him fully well.

[21:52] When he said to his father and his people: What are these images to whose worship you cleave?

[21:53] They said: We found our fathers worshipping them.

[21:54] He said: Certainly you have been, (both) you and your fathers, in manifest error.

[21:55] They said: Have you brought to us the truth, or are you one of the triflers?

[21:56] He said: Nay! Your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, Who brought them into existence, and I am of those who bear wit- ness to this:

[21:57] And, by Allah! I will certainly do something against your idols after you go away, turning back.

[21:58] So he broke them into pieces, except the chief of them, that haply they may return to it.

[21:59] They said: Who has done this to our gods? Most surely he is one of the unjust.

[21:60] They said: We heard a youth called Ibrahim speak of them.

[21:61] Said they: Then bring him before the eyes of the people, perhaps they may bear witness.

[21:62] They said: Have you done this to our gods, O Ibrahim?

[21:63] He said: Surely (some doer) has done it; the chief of them is this, therefore ask them, if they can speak.

[21:64] Then they turned to themselves and said: Surely you yourselves are the unjust;

[21:65] Then they were made to hang down their heads: Certainly you know that they do not speak.

[21:66] He said: What! Do you then serve besides Allah what brings you not any benefit at all, nor does it harm you? [

21:67] Fie on you and on what you serve besides Allah; what! Do you not then understand?

[21:68] They said: Burn him and help your gods, if you are going to do (anything).

[21:69] We said: O fire! Be a comfort and peace to Ibrahim;

[21:70] And they desired a war on him, but We made them the greatest losers.

[21:71] And We delivered him as well as Lut (removing them) to the land which We had blessed for all people.

[21:72] And We gave him Ishaq and Yaqoub, a son's son, and We made (them) all good.

[21:73] And We made them Imams who guided (people) by Our command, and We revealed to them the doing of good and the keeping up of prayer and the giving of the alms, and Us (alone) did they serve;

[26:68] And most surely your Lord is the Mighty, the Merciful.

[26:69] And recite to them the story of Ibrahim.

[26:70] When he said to his father and his people: What do you worship?

[26:71] They said: We worship idols, so we shall be their votaries.

[26:72] He said: Do they hear you when you call?

[26:73] Or do they profit you or cause you harm?

[26:74] They said: Nay, we found our fathers doing so.

[26:75] He said: Have you then considered what you have been worshipping:

[26:76] You and your ancient sires.

[26:77] Surely they are enemies to me, but not (so) the Lord of the worlds;

[26:78] Who created me, then He has shown me the way:

[26:79] And He Who gives me to eat and gives me to drink:

[26:80] And when I am sick, then He restores me to health

[26:81] And He Who will cause me to die, then give me life;

[26:82] And Who, I hope, will forgive me my mistakes on the Day of Judgment.

[26:86] And forgive my father, for surely he is of those who have gone astray;

[29:16] And (We sent) Ibrahim, when he said to his people: Serve Allah and be careful of (your duty to) Him; this is best for you, if you did but know:

[29:17] You only worship idols besides Allah and you create a lie surely they whom you serve besides Allah do not control for you any sustenance, therefore seek the sustenance from Allah and serve Him and be grateful to Him; to Him you shall be brought back.

[29:18] And if you reject (the truth), nations before you did indeed reject (the truth); and nothing is incumbent on the messenger but a plain delivering (of the message).

[29:24] So naught was the answer of his people except that they said: Slay him (Ibrahim) or burn him; then Allah delivered him from the fire; most surely there are signs in this for a people who believe.

[29:25] And he said: You have only taken for yourselves idols besides Allah by way of friendship between you in this world's life, then on the resurrection day some of you shall deny others, and some of you shall curse others, and your abode is the fire, and you shall not have any helpers.

[29:26] And Lut believed in Him, and he said: I am fleeing to my Lord, surely He is the Mighty, the Wise.

[29:27] And We granted him Ishaq and Yaqoub, and gave them prophethood and the book to remain in his seed, and We gave him his reward in this world, and in the hereafter he will most surely be among the good.

[37:83] And most surely Ibrahim followed his way.

[37:84] When he came to his Lord with a free heart,

[37:85] When he said to his father and his people: What is it that you worship?

[37:86] A lie, gods besides Allah, do you desire?

[37:87] What is then your idea about the Lord of the worlds?

[37:88] Then he looked at the stars, looking up once,

[37:89] Then he said: Surely I am sick (of your worshipping these).

[37:90] So they went away from him, turning back.

[37:91] Then he turned aside to their gods secretly and said: What! Do you not eat?

[37:92] What is the matter with you that you do not speak?

[37:93] Then he turned against them secretly, smiting them with the right hand.

[37:94] So they (people) advanced towards him, hastening. [37:95] Said he: What! Do you worship what you hew out?

[37:96] And Allah has created you and what you make.

[37:97] They said: Build for him a furnace, then cast him into the burn- ing fire.

[37:98] And they desired a war against him, but We brought them low.

[37:99] And he said: Surely I fly to my lord; He will guide me.

[37:100] My Lord! Grant me of the doers of good deeds.

[37:101] So We gave him the good news of a boy (Ismail), possessing forbearance.

[37:102] And when he attained to working with him, he said: O my son! Surely I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice you; consider then what you see. He said: O my father! Do what you are commanded; if Allah please, you will find me of the patient ones.

[37:103] So when they both submitted and he threw him down upon his forehead,

[37:104] And We called out to him saying: O Ibrahim!

[37:105] You have indeed shown the truth of the vision; surely thus do We reward the doers of good:

[37:106] Most surely this is a manifest trial.

[37:107] And We ransomed him with a Feat sacrifice (of Kerbala).

[37:108] And We perpetuated (praise) to him among the later generations.

[37:109] Peace be on Ibrahim.

[37:110] Thus do We reward the doers of good.

[37:111] Surely he was one of Our believing servants.

[37:112] And We gave him the good news of Ishaq, a prophet among the good ones.

[37:113] And We showered Our blessings on him and on Ishaq; and of their offspring are the doers of good, and (also) those who are clearly unjust to their own souls.

[38:45] And remember Our servants Ibrahim and Ishaq and Yaqoub, men of power and insight.

[38:46] Surely We purified them by a pure quality, the keeping in mind of the (final) abode.

[38:47] And most surely they were with Us, of the elect, the best.

[38:48] And remember Ismail and Al-Yasha and Zulkifl; and they were all of the best.

[38:49] This is a reminder; and most surely there is an excellent resort for those who guard (against evil),

[43:26] And when Ibrahim said to his father and his people: Surely I am clear of what you worship,

[43:27] Save Him Who created me, for surely He will guide me.

[43:28] And he made it (Tauheed) a word to continue in his posterity that they may return.

[51:24] Has there come to you information about the honored guests of Ibrahim?

[51:25] When they entered upon him, they said: Peace. Peace, said he, a strange people.

[51:26] Then he turned aside to his family secretly and brought a fat (roasted) calf,

[51:27] So he brought it near them. He said: What! Will you not eat?

[51:28] So he conceived in his mind a fear on account of them. They said: Fear not. And they gave him the good news of a boy possessing knowledge.

[51:29] Then his wife came up in great grief, and she struck her face and said: An old barren woman!

[51:30] They said: Thus says your Lord: Surely He is the Wise, the Knowing.

[60:4] Indeed, there is for you a good example in Ibrahim and those with him when they said to their people: Surely we are clear of you and of what you serve besides Allah; we declare ourselves to be clear of you, and enmity and hatred have appeared between us and you forever until you believe in Allah alone, but not in what Ibrahim said to his father: I would certainly ask forgiveness for you, and I do not control for you aught from Allah, Our Lord! On Thee do we rely, and to Thee do we turn, and to Thee is the eventual coming: