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Millat Ibrahim [as] -why and because ?!
By:abdalaziz ariff / indiana
Date: Friday, 30 October 2020, 4:41 pm


8:22 The worst of created beings in the Sight of God are the deaf and the dumb, those
who do not use their intellect. [2:18, 16:76]

My 2 cents: Since day one human at large worshiping idols, stars, moon and sun and still do.Ibrahim [as] over came all of that thru his intellect. Did not follow his forefathers by worshiping idols.

The Quran refers to the faith of Ibrahim ( as) as Millat Ibrahim (millatu Ibrāhīm). Millat Ibrahim denotes the ideology of Ibrahim in the Quran and how he reached them after his intellectual and spiritual journey.
The Quran tells about his experiences in the quest for the truth. How he first considered a star, moon and sun as his gods but rejected them as mere creatures and how he finally believed in their Creator (Quran 6:76-79).
The word Millat is used in 15 different verses of Quran. Ten of them (2:120, 2:130, 2:135, 3:95, 4:125, 6:161, 12:37, 12:38, 16:123, 22:78) refers, either directly or indirectly, to Ibrahim

History always repeats itself. After the death of every messenger of God, the corruption finds its way to the religion by some well intended individuals who do not understand, or appreciate the duty or role of a messenger of God. With a twist of events and a twist of understanding, they produce a whole new line of religion that contradicts the teachings of the scripture and that of the same messenger who came to uphold it. Naturally they do not see themselves this way, they think they are righteous and that their intentions were good , see 18:103. No where in the Quran does God tell us of a messenger who corrupted the message he was sent to preach. On the contrary, God repeatedly tells us that it is the people around or after His messengers who corrupt the message. See 6:112

We do have clear orders in the Quran to follow "Milat" Ibrahim (as). The Arabic language defines "Milat" as "the way to practice" and the order to follow Milat" Ibrahim in the Quran is to follow the way Ibrahim practiced his Submission (Islam).