Abraham, the Father of the Prophets, we learn that he was born in a house of idolaters, in the kingdom of Babylon.
His father Aazar was a well known idol sculptor.
As a young child, Abraham used to watch his father sculpting these idols from stone or wood. When his father was done with them, Abraham would use them as toys, riding on their backs, and kicking them at times. Then after a while, he would see these same statues to the temple, and people prostrated in front of them.
Abraham asked his father: "Why do you take these toys to the temple?" His father replied: "They are statues that represent our gods. We worship them, we ask favors from them, and we offer them presents." Abraham's mind rejected this idea, and he felt repulsion towards the idols.
As a prophet, Abraham tried to guide his nation to the true belief. Eventually he migrated to Harran, then to Egypt, and lastly to Palestine. He migrated with his wife Sarah, his nephew Lot and other true believers who believed in his teaching.
After Abraham migrated, the people of the nation left behind and Nimrod were attacked and destroyed by mosquitoes.
Abraham did not have any children. He was getting old and so he prayed to God for a child. His prayers were accepted. Hajar gave birth to Ishmael, who was to become an ancestor to Muhammad. Later, his other wife Sarah gave birth to Isaac, who become the ancestor to a succession of prophets sent to the Israelites.
After some time, God told Abraham to sacrifice his eldest son Ishmael. As Abraham was about do fulfil God's commandment, a sheep appeared in place of his son Ishmael. This event is marked by Muslims every year on Eid ul-Adha when a sheep or a goat is commonly sacrificed.
Abraham took his son Ishmael and his wife Hagar to Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Later, he built the Kaaba as a place of worship with his son Ishmael.
Abraham is regarded by the Jews as being the founder of the Hebrews through his son Isaac and by the Muslims as being the founder of the Arabs through his son Ishmael.
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