Prophet Ibrahim (AS) – The Greatest Sacrifice
When Ibrahim was sent to be a messenger for his people of his town, they rejected his words and continued praying to their idols made of wood and stones. Once, there was an annual festival in town where the King went out with all his people to celebrate. The Prophet then went to the temple to demolish all the idols, except for the largest one. When they found out about what happened, they wanted to punish him by burning him alive in a fire. It is related that when the Prophet was thrown into the fire, he invoked supplications and made dua to Allah, then came the command from God. The blazing fire instantly lost its heat and no harm came to him, and he came out of the pit untouched by the fire.
حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ
Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs
[Surat Al-Imran: 173]
This powerful dua can be recited in times of hardship and challenges. Islam teaches us that success does not come easy and is only attained through perseverance, sacrifices and devotion to Allah. Only Allah is sufficient for us, and we should seek His grace and mercy after we have done our best to face all the challenges of life.
P.S. Here are also 5 Duas that a Muslim can practise for pain and wellness!
We hope that the stories of some of the Prophets have inspired you to improve yourself every day and be better able to face life’s trials and tribulations. There are many more incredible stories of the Prophets that we can learn from. After all, our Lord has guaranteed that challenges in life are temporary and that we will be relieved of them in one way or another.