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And indeed, one of those who followed his way was Abraham.
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˹Remember˺ when he came to his Lord with a pure heart,
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and said to his father and his people, “What are you worshipping?
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Is it false gods that you desire instead of Allah?
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What then do you expect from the Lord of all worlds?”
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He later looked up to the stars ˹in contemplation˺,1
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then said, “I am really sick.”1
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So they turned their backs on him and went away.
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Then he ˹stealthily˺ advanced towards their gods, and said ˹mockingly˺, “Will you not eat ˹your offerings˺?
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What is wrong with you that you cannot speak?”
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Then he swiftly turned on them, striking ˹them˺ with his right hand.
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Later, his people came rushing towards him ˹furiously˺.
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He argued, “How can you worship what you carve ˹with your own hands˺,
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when it is Allah Who created you and whatever you do?”
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They said ˹to one another˺, “Build him a furnace and cast him into the blazing fire.”
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And so they sought to harm him, but We made them inferior.
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He later said, “I am leaving ˹in obedience˺ to my Lord. He will guide me.
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My Lord! Bless me with righteous offspring.”
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So We gave him good news of a forbearing son.
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Then when the boy reached the age to work with him, Abraham said, “O my dear son! I have seen in a dream that I ˹must˺ sacrifice you. So tell me what you think.” He replied, “O my dear father! Do as you are commanded. Allah willing, you will find me steadfast.”
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