Whether it’s the rituals of Hajj or the sacrifices we carry out on Eid Al-Adha, these days of Dhul-Hijjah remind us of the enduring legacy of our great Prophet Ibrahim. Join us as we learn from his awe-inspiring and timeless qualities and strive to become tenacious believers like Ibrahim (A).

قَدْ كَانَتْ لَكُمْ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌۭ فِىٓ إِبْرَٰهِيمَ “You already have an excellent example in Ibrahim” (60:4)

How was Prophet Ibrahim tender-hearted?

The same angels who brought Prophet Ibrahim news of his son Ishaq, also informed him of the impending punishment the people of Lut would face. He began praying for them with utmost concern even though they could not be saved.

رَبَّنَا ٱغْفِرْ لِى وَلِوَٰلِدَىَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ ٱلْحِسَابُ ٤١

Our Lord! Forgive me, my parents, and the believers on the Day when the judgment will come to pass.” (14:41)  

How Can I Be Tender-hearted Like Prophet Ibrahim?

If you feel unfazed lately – as if your heart has hardened, then spend time with those in need around you. Visit a family shelter or volunteer at a food bank to serve widows, orphans and others in need to soften your heart.