When Hazrat Ibraheem (Alayhis Salaam) was told to submit to Allah Ta’ala, he responded that he had submitted himself to the Rabb (Sustainer) of the Worlds... Some Mufassireen (Commentators) say that there are approximately 18 000 worlds.
Allah Ta’ala mentions this incident as follows:
“And remember when his Rabb said to him: ‘Submit (thy will to Me).’ He said: ‘I submit (my will) to the Lord and Cherisher of the Universe.'” [Surah Al-Baqarah: 131]
After Hazrat Ibraheem (Alayhis Salaam) made this declaration of submission, there followed many trials and tests.
As a young man, he was faced with opposition from his father, who was an idol-worshipper. When he invited his father to the worship of Allah Ta’ala, his father opposed and threatened him :
He (the father) said: ‘Do you reject my gods, O Ibraheem? If you stop not (this), I will indeed stone you. So get away from me safely before I punish you.’ [Surah Maryam 19:46]
Due to Hazrat Ibraheem’s (Alayhis Salaam) rejection of idol-worship, and his preaching the message of Allah Ta’ala, he was thrown into the fire by Namrud and his people:
They said: ‘Build him a furnace and throw him into the blazing fire.’ [Surah Saffaat: 97]
They said: 'Burn him and protect your gods if you do (anything at all)!' [Surah Ambiyaa 21:68 ]
It is stated that for an entire month, the people of Namrud collected firewood, which they thereafter lit, fanning it until it became an intense, blazing fire.
ADVICE TO TREASURE:
“Nafs and Shaytaan, for whose pleasure we commit so many sins, will not be of any assistance when Izra`eel (‘Alaihis Salaam) will strike the Sword of Death. Can we expect help from avowed enemies ? No! Therefore, let us act intelligently by befriending Allah Ta’ala and His Beloved Messenger, Sayyedena Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam).
By giving up sins for the Pleasure of Allah, Allah Ta’ala reciprocates so much more, by giving us a life of peace and harmony in this world, in the Qabr (Grave) and in the Aakhirah (Hereafter).”
Mol. Muhammed Yunus Patel ( Khalifa of Arif Billa Hazrat Moulana Hakeem Muhammed Akhtar Saheb (DB)
2011 Khanqah Ashrafia Akhtaria, South Africa .