Allah, the Glorified, had known that Ibrahim was loyal, obedient, and submissive
to His orders. He had also known that Ibrahim was not afraid of anybody except
Him. So he chose him as a friend.
Since then Ibrahim has been known as the Friend of the Merciful Allah.
Our Prophet Ibrahim lived for many years. Perhaps he lived for more than 120
years. Then he became a very old man.
So he was unable to go to Hijaz again to visit Allah's House and to meet his son
For this reason Isma'il went to Palestine to visit his father Ibrahim, the
Friend of the Merciful (Allah).
During that period of time, our Prophet Ibrahim became sick. Having spent his
long life struggling for Allah and summoning people to believe in Him, Ibrahim
closed his eyes and to took a rest. He passed away. He departed to Allah, his
Friend and Creator.
Our Prophet Ibrahim ordered his two sons, Isma'il and Is'haq, to summon people
to believe in Allah, the One and Only. Then he joined the Most High Friend.
We ask Allah, the Glorified, to help Muslims free the land of Palestine, and
the Mosque of Jerusalem. Then we will be able to visit the Holy Shrine of our
father Ibrahim in the city of al-Khalil.
O Allah, bless Mohammed and the family of Mohammed as you blessed Ibrahim and
the family of Ibrahim. Surely Your Praised, Glorious!
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