Abraham in the Fire

There is a living fire that gives life, and a death-dealing fire that brings fear. All believers should burn with the living fire as Abraham did, the son of Azar.

Azar was a maker of idols, but Abraham smashed the idols of the temple with an ax. Abraham spared only the largest idol, putting the ax in the idol’s hands.

“Who smashed the idols?” shouted the people.

“Just ask the idol with the ax in its hands!” Abraham replied.

Enraged, King Nimrod threw Abraham into the fire, but with God’s help, Abraham did not die in the fire: Abraham lived.

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Tiny Tales from the Sufis (Amazon, Author) by Laura Gibbs. Copyright 2020. Licensed CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 and mirrored here with permission.