Abraham and his intellectual thinking.
27:24'I found her and her people worshiping the sun instead of God. Their ego makes them think that they are doing right. Satan (the priesthood of the Sun-Temple) hinders them from the right path, so they cannot find the right way.'
41:37(Divine Guidance helps people live a balanced life as seen in the Universe.) Among His Signs are the night and the day as well as the sun and the moon. Adore neither the sun nor the moon, but adore God Who created them, if it is Him you wish to serve.
6:74 Remember when Abraham said to his father Azar (Terah), 'How could you worship idols as gods? I see you and your people are in obvious error.' [Azar is called Terah in the Bible and Zarah in Talmud]
6:75 And to this end, We gave Abraham insight into the Mighty Dominion of the Universe so that he might attain firm conviction.
6:76 (Some of his people were idolaters and others were Nature-worshipers.) One night when it grew dark upon him he saw a planet (Venus). He said, 'This is my Lord.' But when it set, he said, 'I do not love things that fade away.'
6:77 (Another night) when he saw the moon rising in splendor, he said, 'This is my Lord.' But when it set, he said, 'Unless my Lord guides me, I will be of those who go astray.'
6:78 (In the morning) when he saw the sun rising in splendor, he said, 'This is my Lord. This is greater!' But when it set, he said, 'O My people! I am free of all your idolatry.' [Of course, Abraham knew that the celestial bodies were not gods. He is only preaching to his people by example]
6:79 'I have focused firmly on Him Who initiated the heavens and earth. As an upright man turning away from all that is false, I will never be an idolater.'
6:80 His people argued with him, but Abraham said, 'Do you dispute with me about God when He has guided me? I do not fear those you associate with Him. Nothing can happen to me contrary to the Laws of God. My Lord encompasses all things in His knowledge. Will you not then, reflect and use your intellect?' [Abraham taught his people to reflect and be rational]
6:81 He said, 'Why should I fear what you set up besides Him, when you do not fear to set up besides God, deities for which He has sent no authority and are utterly powerless. Think, which of the two sides among us deserves peace and security? Answer me if you have the answer.' [3:150-151, 29:41, 33:39]
6:82 Those who attain belief and do not confound their belief with falsehood, for them is inner peace and security. They are rightly guided. [Zulm = Wrong, in this verse, conveys falsehood and Shirk]
my 2 cents:
 Had the people went a step forward to realize that who created the sun.
 Abraham did not stick with the thinking of his forefathers, he used his intellect.
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Had the British not arrived, the Safawid infected Mughals may have changed the proportion of Shia and Sunni in the sub continent ! [ salawaat -:) ]
Flag of the Mughals [ Safawid’s infiltration ]