Abraham: Delivered All Religious Duties of Islam (21:73)

Abraham: Delivered All Religious Duties of Islam

[21:73] We made them imams who guided in accordance with our commandments, and we taught them how to work righteousness, and how to observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and the obligatory charity (Zakat).* To us, they were devoted worshipers.
Footnote*21:73 When the Quran was revealed, all religious duties were already established through Abraham (2:128, 16:123, 22:78). 

What is the criteria for being an imam? 

Imam just means a religious leader. Pharaoh was an imam who led his people to Hell:

[28:40] Consequently, we punished him and his troops, by throwing them into the sea. Note the consequences for the transgressors. [28:41] We made them imams who led their people to Hell. Furthermore, on the Day of Resurrection, they will have no help.

[40:29] “O my people, today you have kingship and the upperhand. But who will help us against GOD’s judgment, should it come to us?” Pharaoh said, “You are to follow only what I see fit; I will guide you only in the right path.”

The Contact Prayer were first provided to Abraham  

[14:40] “My Lord, make me one who consistently observes the Contact Prayers (Salat), and also my children. Our Lord, please answer my prayers.

Losing the Contact Prayers (Salat)

[19:59] After them, He substituted generations who lost the Contact Prayers (Salat), and pursued their lusts. They will suffer the consequences. 

  • Moses Contact Prayer: 10:87
  • Jesus Contact Prayer: 10:87
  • Children of Israel Contact Prayer 5:12
  • Abraham Built Ka’bah 2:127 and 22:26

 

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