The Story of Prophet Ibrahim

MV: In Islam we have lots of prophets, 25 are mentioned in the Quran. Prophet Ibrahim is a very important prophet in Islam. So we should learn about all the prophets we can and learn about their teachings and miracles.  One of Prophet Ibrahim’s ‘s miracles was that he was put in a fire for 40 days and he lived because Allah made the fire like flowers and the smell of flowers, pretty interesting right? Read about his summary below.

Long before the time of Muhammad (S) people worshiped idols in a country called Mesopotamia (now called Iraq),in the city of Ur. There lived a man named Ibrahim. He did not believe in idols.

Once Prophet Ibrahim also known as Khaliullah (friend of Allah) had a father named Azar, he worshipped idols. One day he went to his father and asked “How can you pray to a piece of stone?” Then Azar got really angry and warned Ibrahim not to ask those questions. Ibrahim felt sorry for his people.

One day Ibrahim got an idea, one night people were celebrating a festival, but Ibrahim went to the temple where all he idols were kept. He asked “How do you do?” There was no reply. Then he got a club or an axe and broke all of the idols except for the biggest one, which he put the axe around his neck.

After the festival people went to pray at the temple, they were furious when they saw what happened to the idols. They asked Ibrahim, “Did you do this?” He replied, “Why don’t you ask the idols.” “But Ibrahim you know that the idols that can’t speak or hear.” Ibrahim replied, “Then why do you worship something that doesn’t speak or hear?” people became outrageous, so they prepared a fire for him. Allah favored Ibrahim because he did the right thing. So Ibrahim was in the fire for 40 days but Allah made it feel like he was surrounded by flowers.

When Ibrahim was a lot older and a prophet of Allah, he had a dream that Allah is telling him to travel and preach. So Ibrahim went to Canaan. He brought his wife Sarah and his nephew Prophet Lut. In Canaan he taught about Allah, and then he moved to Egypt. It was there he married his second wife Hagar. Sarah was happy, she wanted a baby in the family but she was too old. Hagar and Ibrahim had a son named Ismail.

Ibrahim took them back to Mecca, but Ibrahim had to leave to Canaan, Mecca with her boy, Ismail. Not long after the water had ran out. Hagar went looking for water, she ran from the hills of Safa and Marwah 7 times. Then a burst of water came out where Ismail was playing. This water came from a well named Zamzam, it‘s holy water and still here today. again. Hajar knew that he had to go so she stayed in

One day angels (disguised as men) came to Prophet Ibrahim. They told him that Sarah will have a son that will be a prophet named Iss’haq. Prophet Ibrahim went back to Mecca.

One night in Ibrahim’s dream Allah told him to sacrifice his son Ismail. He told Ismail and he agreed to be sacrificed. They went to Mina and he laid down Ismail to kill him. Then as soon as he was about to kill him he replaced Ismail with a goat, and Ibrahim killed the goat. This is the story why we have Eid-ul-Adha.

Later Ibrahim and his son built the Kaaba, and by the Kaaba today are Ibrahim’s foot prints. He died at age 120 from old age.

The House of Allah
The House of Allah

This was actually a paper I did in school so instead of having a source I have a bibliography.


Source 1: Islam Beliefs and Teachings by: Ghulam Sarwar

Published by: The Muslim Educational Trust

Published: 1980

Source 2:  My Book of Islam by: The Islamic School of Ottawa

Published by: The Islamic School of Ottawa

Published: 1988

The footprints of Prophet Ibrahim
The footprints of Prophet Ibrahim
The footprints of Prophet Ibrahim are held here
The footprints of Prophet Ibrahim are held here

67 thoughts on “The Story of Prophet Ibrahim

  1. Mashallah that was very good.
    How do you know all this Informatioon about the Prophet Ibrahim?

    But Mashallah that was very good about the Prophet Ibrahim.

  2. Jazakullah Khair Kelly, I worked hard on this post but actually there is also some more information on Prophet Ibrahim that was left out due to my lack of knowledge.

    I got the information for this post from 2 books one being:
    My Book of Islam by: The Islamic School of Ottawa

    The other being:
    Islam Beliefs and Teachings by: Ghulam Sarwar

    Allah swt knows best

  3. This is the first time i know about prophet ismail,but now that i understand it,i think is going to be useful for me when they ask me about the prophet ibrahim……thanks

  4. omg i did not know all these things about nabi ibrahim mas-allah im going to to have a good knowing of him .

  5. mashallah. i benefited a lot from this post. i was actually given an assignment to do based on the story of the prophet ibrahim. i knew most of the story i did not know the order. thank you very much and may Allah swt reward this person with more knowledge and guide him/her in the right path and may he help all of us to learn more and grant us with a good life in this world and in the hereafter. Ameen.

  6. sorry in advance, I do copy paste from these article, thank you very much and Jazzak-Allah khairan, I hope this article will give advantage to reader, insya Allah..

  7. the father of ibrahim was not azar becouse as per our prophet mohammed mustufa s a s his anccestor are not kafir hence azar was ibrahim uncle not father

  8. Assalaamu alaikum,
    MashaAllah, good post.
    I wonder if it would be ok for me to use the pictures in your post on my blog? Please let me know brother, inshaAllah.
    JazakAllahu khayran.

  9. @ firoz khan:

    Brother, this is not true.

    وَإِذْ قَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ لِأَبِيهِ آزَرَ أَتَتَّخِذُ أَصْنَامًا آلِهَةً ۖ إِنِّي أَرَاكَ وَقَوْمَكَ فِي ضَلَالٍ مُّبِينٍ

    (Surah Al An’am: 74)

    Translation of the ayah:

    “Remember when Abraham said to his father, Azar, ‘How can you take idols as gods? I see that you and your people have clearly gone astray.’ ”

    The ayah actually refers to the name ‘Azar’, calling him the father of Ibrahim (as), so there should be no doubt on this issue inshaAllah.

    And Allah knows best.

  10. azar was his uncle not his father .Any prohpet’s parents can never be disbelievers , prohpet abrahim used to call his uncle “abu” in arabic also used for addressing “father ” so when translated in english some ppl confuse it and think that azar was the prophets father . i heard this when i was very young cant give any link to it . please find it out if u guys can .

    quran or hadees translated cant give out the exact translation any any other languages so to understand quran or hadees completely and exactly we need to learn some arabic too .

  11. Ibrahim and his son built the Kaaba. His son is Iss’haq, am I right? I’m confused………..

  12. i thought there is a mix. ibrahim was to sacrifice his son issa’h and not ismail there was a sheep and not a goat. or am i wrong?

  13. Thank you for commenting gracemercy

    In Islam and how it says in the Quran it was Ismail who was supposed to be sacrificed.

    As for the goat or sheep, i do not know for sure what animal it was. In some cases ive read, it was a ram or cow, Allah knows best



  15. Nice! Thank you very much! This helped me out a lot on my project. I love this website. God bless all Muslims!

  16. Mashallah, the story of iarahim is the burning witness against non-muslim but they are sleepy and will.
    brother spread the deen thru the way where media hart.
    Thank u so much.

  17. name is ISMAIL.4RM NIGERIA.i can see that he did a very good work. Because he agree wit a fear of let his father make his promise to the end it was joy.allauh akbar.may the peace of allah be upon him and his family also his follower


  19. ” A big sheep was sent down from heaven to be slaughtered instead of Ismail, which Ibrahim did

  20. I love this story who ever wrote it because i really used it for homework I go to Al-Ikhlas Training Academy its an islamic school my name is Sanjida Ali and i am 9 years old

  21. i love this story it answerd all my questions now i kown lots of thing about prophet ibrahim

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  26. To Feroz Khan: Yes prophet Ibrahim’s father was called Azara, read the holly Quran brother.

  27. Thank you I used your lessons to actually to do my assignment Insha Allah you continue to have more blessings from Allah

  28. I want a speech about Prophet Ibrahim….. And it should be in language malayalam..My Name is Haifa..this account is in the name of my father haneefa..

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