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" Abraham ." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Jul 6, 2020. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e24>.

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" Abraham ." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e24 (accessed Jul 6, 2020).

Abraham

Arabic Ibrahim. Original monotheist, purifier of God's house, builder of the Kaaba, and first Muslim. Preached against idolatry and sin. Rewarded by God for his faith and given a position of spiritual leadership, to be passed down to his descendants. The Quran records God's covenant with Abraham and his son by Hagar , Ishmael , as well as the covenant with Abraham and his son by Sarah , Isaac . Abraham's faith was so great that he prepared to obey God's command to sacrifice his son. At the last minute, God permitted him to substitute a ram. As father of both Ishmael and Isaac, Abraham is the common ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

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