• ibraaheem •

Then when the fear subsided from Ibraheem, and the glad tidings reached him, he began to debate with Us for the people of Loot. Verily, Ibraheem was without doubt, Haleem, Awaah and Muneeb. [Hood: 74]

Al Baghawee stated: The majority of the scholars of Tafseer said: Meaning he debated Our angels…

Ibn Katheer stated: Allaah the elevated informs us of His Khaleel – Ibraheem, may peace be upon him, when his fear of the angels subsided, because they did not eat, they gave him the glad tidings of a son, they then informed him about the destruction of the people of Loot. He said, as was narrated by Sa’eed ibn Jubayr concerning this verse: “When Jibreel and those with him came to Ibraheem they said:

Verily, we are going to destroy the people of this [Loot’s] town (i.e. the town of Sodom in Palestine); truly, its people have been Dhalimoon

. [Al ‘Ankaboot: 31]

He said to them: “Would you destroy a town that has 300 believers?”

They replied: “No.”
He then said to them: “Would you destroy a town that has 200 believers?”
They replied: “No.”
He said: “Would you destroy a town that has 40 believers?”
They replied: “No.”
He continued until he reached 5 believers.
He said: “If there were only one believer in it, would you destroy it?”
They replied: “No.”
He said:

“Indeed, Loot is in it.’ They said: ‘We know better who is there. We will indeed save him and his family – except his wife…” [Al ‘Ankaboot: 32]

So he was silent, his soul at rest.
Qataadah and others conveyed a similar narration, Ibn Ishaaq added:
[Ibraheem said:] “If there were only one believer in it, would you destroy it?” They replied: “No.”
He said: “Since Loot is amongst them, this should repel the torment from them.”
They said:

‘We know better who is there. We will indeed save him and his family – except his wife…”

As Sa’dee mentions:

Verily, Ibraheem was without doubt, Haleem, Awwaah and Muneeb.

Meaning; he had beautiful manners, an expansive heart, does not anger when the ignorant behave ignorantly. Awwaah Meaning; he humbles himself to Allaah at all times. Muneeb Meaning; ever returning to Allaah with his knowledge of Him and love for Him, he turns to him, turns away from everything other than Him, this is why he debated on behalf of those that Allaah decreed to be destroyed.

Compiled from the following books of Tafseer:
Tafseer al Baghawee
Tafseer as Sa’dee and
Tafseer ibn Katheer

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5 Responses to “• ibraaheem •”

  1. Muwahidah Says:

    salaam aleykum habibti..

    jazakillaahu khayran for all these benefits.
    i miss u so much..i ask Allaah to bless u and make u steadfast habibti

    do not forget us in ur duaa

  2. Sayyidoon Says:

    Assalaam Alaikum,

    Jazaakumullaahu kheira

  3. al Khurasani Says:

    As’ Salaam Alaykum

    Jazaki’Allahu Khayran ukhti, for this and the other gems.

    may Allah guide us and allow us benefit from this.

    (and As’ Salaam Alaykum to you as well brotha Sayyid :-))

  4. istiqaamah Says:

    mashaAllaah

    may Allaah bless the three of you and make you all steadfast upon the truth until you meet Him, aameen

    may Allaah gather all the muwahhideen in a daar better than this daar, aameen

  5. norah Says:

    maash Allah

    I have read this posting 10 times over! I am thanking Allah for all of you in this world, your presence gives me a calm assurance that we will be looked upon with favour from Allah and never forgotten or forsaken.
    I believe that through postings like this, Allah is pleased to see that even in this world, we are gathering together all of the muwahideen!

    jazakum Allaho khairan

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