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Surah Ibrahim; Emphasis on Common Objectives of Divine Prophets

8:26 - June 26, 2022
News ID: 3479453
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The verses of Surah Ibrahim mention the mission of messengers of God without specifically referring to a certain prophet or people.

Surah Ibrahim


So it can be said that all prophets of God have followed one path and all have made efforts to guide people with a common plan.

Surah Ibrahim is the 14th chapter of the Quran. Named after Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), it is a Makki Surah that has 52 verses and is in the 13th Juz of the Holy Book. It is the 72nd chapter revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The reason this Surah has been named Ibrahim (AS) is because it relates the story of this great prophet. Prophet Ibrahim (AS) is introduced in this Surah with his prayers. It is the only chapter of the Quran in which Prophet Ibrahim (AS) is remembered with his prayers, which are among special prayers mentioned in the Quran.

There are a lot of discussions about beliefs and ideological foundations and the only commandment it has for the faithful is ordering them to say prayers and do Infaq (give alms) covertly and overtly.

The main issues discussed in Surah Ibrahim are Tawheed (monotheism), the Resurrection Day and assessment of man’s deeds on that day. Allameh Tabatabaei considers description of the Quran to be the main topic in this chapter, in that it is a sign of the mission of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) with which he saves people from darkness and guides them to light and the path of God, the Almighty.

Among other topics mentioned in this Surah is the mission of divine prophets. According to Surah Ibrahim, all messengers of God pursued one objective. A great part of the Surah, without naming a specific prophet, is about debates between prophets and those who opposed them. It outlines the principles and overall stances of divine prophets and the reactions of the deniers.

The Surah also describes contrasts between light and darkness, good and evil, stability and restlessness, and constancy and impermanence in presenting a report about the story of prophets who were always facing those who denied and opposed them.  




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