Story of Hazrat Abraham (A.S.) part 2

sheeza khan

Story of Hazrat Abraham (A.S.) part 2

Different beliefs exist about the age of Hazrat Abraham (A.S.) when he was given the task of guidance of people. Exact age is not known but it was an early age in youth. All traditions believe that Hazrat Abraham (A.S.) was a prophet and he was given the task of guidance of people from Allah (S.W.T.). He was given that important task at an early age and he was guided for completion of this task.

He started his task of guidance of people as a prophet from his father because his father was also worshipping idols. He said to his father that he must not worship to idols because they have no power. Idols are not able to hear or see anything and they are not able to perform any action. He said to his father that I have received guidance which is leading to a straight and right path.

Therefore you must follow me so that I could lead you to the right and straight path. His father rejected his call and said that you must not reject these gods because I and many other people are worshipping them from a long time. You must leave this act otherwise I will punish you. Hazrat Abraham (A.S.) started to guide his people in a logical manner. He asked them the reasons due to which they are worshipping idols.

People said that their fathers and elders were worshipping these idols therefore they are also worshipping. He guided them that the idols have no power on their lives. People admitted that idols are not having powers but they are worshipping them only because their elders were worshipping them. He said that Allah (S.W.T.) has all powers and He is able to do all types of tasks.

He must be worshipped and all other gods must be rejected. Hazrat Abraham (A.S.) gave different examples to his people for their guidance. He told them Allah (S.W.T.) has all the powers in all areas of life. He gives life and provides food. He gives water to drink and cures from diseases. He takes life and will give it again in the next world. Hazrat Abraham (A.S.) said that idols have no power and these are my enemies.

People at that time were worshipping different things. He gave example to those who were worshipping stars that the stars set in the morning and these are only visible in the night time. He said stars are not available all the time therefore these cannot be worshipped. Then he took the example of moon. He said that it is available in night time and not available in the day time.

It is bigger than stars but cannot be worshipped as it disappears in day time. He guided people who were worshipping sun that it is big and important but it also disappears in the night time. These examples were given for guidance of people so that they could understand that all the things are created by Allah (S.W.T.) and these must not be worshipped. All powers are associated with Allah (S.W.T.) and he must be worshipped as all things are his creations.

Posted: 2013-07-21

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