Maqam of Prophet Ebrahim (عليه السلام)

Maqam of Ebrahim (عليه السلام)
The tomb of Ebrahim (عليه السلام) viewed from the Muslim side – Photo: Y.Isap

This is the maqam of Prophet Ebrahim (عليه السلام) in Masjid-e-Ebrahim in Hebron. It is built above where he is believed to be buried, along with other close members of his family underground. On the left side is the window from the Jewish synagogue which is built right next to the mosque. This place is a source of great friction between Muslims and Jews and is heavily guarded.

  • Ebrahim (عليه السلام) is mentioned by name 69 times in the Quran. He is known as ‘Khalil-ullah’, the friend of Allah. Ebrahim (عليه السلام) is considered the Patriarch of the three great monotheistic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
  • Almighty Allah has declared in the Quran in Surah al-Imran: O People of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Why do you dispute about Abraham, while the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed till after him? Have you then no sense? Verily, you are those who have disputed about that of which you have no knowledge. Why do then dispute concerning that which you have no knowledge? It is Allah Who knows, and you know not. Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was a true Muslim Hanifan (Islamic Monotheism), to worship none but Allah Alone and he was not of the polytheists (he joined none in worship with Allah). Verily, among mankind who have the best claim to Abraham are those who followed him, and this Prophet (Muhammad) and those who have believed (Muslims). And Allah is the Wali (Protector and Helper) of the believers.” [3:65-68]
Name sign at the tomb of Ebrahim (عليه السلام)
Name sign at the tomb of Ebrahim (عليه السلام) – Photo: Muhammad bin Ashraf
  • Ebrahim (عليه السلام), along with his eldest son Ismail (عليه السلام) rebuilt the Ka’bah in Makkah, carrying the stones with their own hands.
  • Yahya bin Said bin al−Musayyub said, Ebrahim, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was the first to give hospitality to the guest and the first person to be circumcised and the first person to trim the moustache and the first person to see grey hair. He said, ‘O Lord! What is this?’ Allah the Blessed, the Exalted, said, ‘It is dignity, Ebrahim.’ He said, ‘lord, increase me in dignity!’ “
  • Ebrahim (عليه السلام) died at the age of 175.

References:  Atlas of the Quran – Dr. Shauqi Abu Khalili, Stories of the Prophets – Ibn Kathir

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