Abraham
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The Prophet Abraham (Nabii Ibrahim) was delivered to his mother by the Archangel Gabriel in secret in a cave [1]. This was because at the time King Namrud of Mesopotamia had received in a dream a prediction for the arrival of a Prophet, who would be more powerful than he. In fear, Namrud decreed that all infant boys were to be killed [2]. Byway of his birth in secret, Abraham lived; and, as a toddler he began showing remarkable eloquence and charisma. When Abraham was observed desecrating false idols in a temple, King Namrud sent for the boy and made him perform miracles [3]. Abraham told the King that there is only one God, but Namrud was “confounded” [4] and would not listen because he wanted to be worshipped like a God also [5]. Therefore, Namrud decided to burn Abraham for a week to assure the Prophet would not survive [6].

God would not allow Abraham to perish. To safeguard Abraham, God made the logs in the fire sprout forth a garden of fruit, and a well “which bubbled fresh water from Paradise.” While in the fire God sent Angels to test Abraham, but his intellect was aware of what the Angels were doing and each time Abraham answered them correctly [7]. King Namrud’s daughter, Sarah, became curious of Abraham and joined him in the fire where Abraham taught her of the one God. This greatly angered the King, but God sent his angels to rescue Abraham and Sarah, who became man and wife. Further infuriated, Namrud sent a mass of soldiers to overpower Abraham. But God rained down an army of mosquitoes in Abraham’s defence; Namrud and his forces were destroyed [8].

Abraham then went to Palestine to spread God’s message. Enroute, he was arrested and his wife Sarah was taken away from him, given to the King of Palestine. But God caused this King’s hand to whither when he tried to draw Sarah close to him [9]. Miraculously, Abraham healed the King’s hand, who in return gave Abraham back his wife and also gave him Hagar – a female slave. It was Hagar who bore to Abraham Ishmael, father of all the Arabs [10]. Later, in their old age, Abraham and Sarah also gave birth to a son named Isaac [11].

Abraham:
What The Qur'an says

What The Qur'an
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Noah
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