I just couldn't wrap it in my head when we have to send salaam (salawat) to prophet Ibrahim (and what is the real intention of doing that?). And in Al-Quran there are so many time mention about him.

And [mention] when Abraham was raising the foundations of the House and [with him] Ishmael, [saying], "Our Lord, accept [this] from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing. Al-Baqarah:127

And Abraham instructed his sons [to do the same] and [so did] Jacob, [saying], "O my sons, indeed Allah has chosen for you this religion, so do not die except while you are Muslims." Al-Baqarah:132

Have you not considered the one who argued with Abraham about his Lord [merely] because Allah had given him kingship? When Abraham said, "My Lord is the one who gives life and causes death," he said, "I give life and cause death." Abraham said, "Indeed, Allah brings up the sun from the east, so bring it up from the west." So the disbeliever was overwhelmed [by astonishment], and Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people. Al-Baqarah:258

There are just too many about him in this holy book. I know him as Khalilullah but what is so special about him? Because Allah already declared Islam is the favourable deen which is jihaded by our Prophet, Muhammad SAW.

  • There are many reasons the most important, is the claim that Ibraheem was a Muslim and we are following his millah beside other facts like the relationship to Arabs (via the offspring of Isma'el, the re-building of the Ka'aba etc. which come to mind. – Medi1Saif Jun 12 '17 at 1:22
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    Please also note that Prophet Musa was mentioned in the Qu'ran 135 times while Prophet Ibrahim was mentioned 67 times. – Armaan Jun 12 '17 at 18:06
  • @Medi1Saif do you mean that other prophet of Israel people not muslim? – Muhaimin Jun 13 '17 at 2:21
  • No that's not what I mean, but as his shari'a was earlier than the one of Moses one could say "he was the first". – Medi1Saif Jun 13 '17 at 10:21

Because He is one of the prophets who has a real high Place Before ALLAH As he has given the title Khalillulah (friend of ALLAH) & And he and his son Ismail were the one to build Kaba & Also the reason that we celebrate Bakra-Eid when we ziba goats.. & Also that he had 2 Sons Hazarate Isaaq (alaihisalam) & Hazrate Ismail(alaihisalam) from Ismail(alaihisalam) our Nabi (Rasool) Hazarat Mohammad (Sallahualaihisalam) was born. And from Hazarate Isaaq (alaihisalam) There were so many of Nabi and Rasul u cant count few of them that I know are Hazarate Yakub,Yusuf,Musa,Haroon,Isa (alaihisalam) And the Name of Hazarate Ibrahim(alaihisalam) comes in prayer Because that Durude Ibrahimi is Kind of Prayer that ya ALLAH Please give the same barkat and rehmat u gave to Hazarate Ibrahim's children (that one was given the our Prophet & the other Son was given so many other Prophets) to our Prophet hazrat Mohammad (sallahualaihisalam)

and So many more reason that he is Important cant type them all and I dont even know them all but here is what I know, Hope it helped FIAMMANILLAH...!

  • Thanks @Frost. But my question is that, if Alquran is a message to all humankind, then if your refer to this surah, [It is] the religion of your father, Abraham. Does it sound that ayah only point to only and only Muhammad SAW? How about all people who are just not born Arab? – Muhaimin Jun 13 '17 at 2:24
  • See,all of the ayats of Quran came only when needed curtain things happen so to restrict them or guide them they were given to Our Prophet so that he can guide us but,this particular ayat u are telling directly points to hazrat Muhammad(sallahulaihiwasalam) because he is his son directly and This Ayat also Points to the jews&christian whose believes came from hazrat Musa & Isa alaihisalam(moses&jesus as they say) which where sons of hazrat Isaaq alaihisalam which was again his son.All the ayat have a particular meaning to them and as this is to guide Jews&christian and to remind them of that. – Frost_Mourne Jun 13 '17 at 3:18
  • And this ayat points to Muhammad Salalauhualaiwasalam as he is his father and in return telling us that we should follow it,As it is the rightfull path(it is a message to humankind if u see it properly) – Frost_Mourne Jun 13 '17 at 3:22
  • @MuhaiminAbdul yes all the prophets that ever came in to the world starting from Hazrat Adam,Nooh to our Prophet Muhammad Sallahulaihiwasalam are muslim they were sent to the world to guide the people to the right path but as u see,After the wisal of Hazrat Musa & Isa alaihiasalam they changed the holy books given to them (Toraid&Injeel) And kept changing the things that they found difficult to follow so the books now u see are not proper, but when Quran was given ALLAH promised that he will keep it safe from getting changed (he will protect it)so as u see one even single letter is changed. – Frost_Mourne Jun 13 '17 at 3:31
  • any idea why we give salaam to prophet Ibrahim in the tahiyatul akheer? – Muhaimin Jun 14 '17 at 17:29

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