back to Shaam to his first wife. She asked Prophet Ibrahim where he was going, and he did notrespond. She asked again, “Where are you going?” He kept on walking. Then finally, when hecontinued to go, she chased after him and asked, “Did Allah order you to do this?” He replied,“Yes.”Lesson: Notice her tawakkul. There was only barren land around her, and she says, “If Allah did order you, then He will not abandon us.” Allah ordered this, and there washikmah and reason. Allah wanted to split the lineage of prophethood.
The Barren Valley
Prophet Ibrahim turned around and made dua to Allah (14:35-37) after leaving hisfamily:
ﱠﻦُ ﻬﱠ ﻧِﺇ ﱢﺏَﺭ َﻡﺎَ ﻨْ ﺻَﻷﺍ َﺪُ ﺒْ ﻌﱠ ﻧ ﻥَﺃ ﱠﻲِ ﻨَ ﺑَﻭ ﻲِ ﻨْ ﺒُ ﻨْ ﺟﺍَﻭ ﺎً ﻨِ ﻣﺁ َﺪَ ﻠَ ﺒْ ﻟﺍ ﺍَﺬـَ ﻫ ْﻞَ ﻌْ ﺟﺍ ﱢﺏَﺭ ُﻢﻴِ ﻫﺍَﺮْ ﺑِﺇ َﻝﺎَ ﻗ ْﺫِﺇَﻭ
ﱢ ﻧِﺇ ﺎَ ﻨﱠ ﺑﱠﺭ ٌﻢﻴِ ﺣﱠﺭ ٌﺭﻮُ ﻔَ ﻏ َﻚﱠﻧِﺈَ ﻓ ﻲِ ﻧﺎَ ﺼَ ﻋ ْﻦَ ﻣَﻭ ﻲﱢ ﻨِ ﻣ ُ ﻪﱠ ﻧِﺈَ ﻓ ﻲِ ﻨَ ﻌِﺒَ ﺗ ﻦَ ﻤَ ﻓ ِﺱﺎﱠ ﻨﻟﺍ َﻦﱢ ﻣ ﺍًﺮﻴِ ﺜَ ﻛ َﻦْ ﻠَ ﻠْ ﺿَﺃﻲ
ًﺓَﺪِ ﺌْ ﻓَﺃ ْﻞَ ﻌْﺟﺎَ ﻓ َﺓَﻼﱠ ﺼﻟﺍ ْﺍﻮُ ﻤﻴِ ﻘُ ﻴِ ﻟ ﺎَ ﻨﱠ ﺑَﺭ ِﻡﱠﺮَ ﺤُ ﻤْﻟﺍ َﻚِﺘْ ﻴَ ﺑ َﺪﻨِ ﻋ ٍﻉْﺭَﺯ ﻱِﺫ ِﺮْ ﻴَ ﻏ ٍﺩﺍَﻮِ ﺑ ﻲِ ﺘﱠ ﻳﱢﺭُﺫ ﻦِ ﻣ ُﺖﻨَ ﻜْ ﺳَﺃ
َﻥﻭُﺮُ ﻜْ ﺸَﻳ ْﻢُ ﻬﱠ ﻠَ ﻌَ ﻟ ِﺕﺍَﺮَ ﻤﱠﺜﻟﺍ َﻦﱢ ﻣ ﻢُ ﻬْ ﻗُﺯْﺭﺍَﻭ ْﻢِ ﻬْ ﻴَ ﻟِﺇ ﻱِﻮْ ﻬَ ﺗ ِﺱﺎﱠ ﻨﻟﺍ َﻦﱢ ﻣ
35. And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said: "O my Lord! Make this city(Makkah) one of peace and security, and keep me and my sons away fromworshipping idols.36. "O my Lord! They have indeed led astray many among mankind. But whosofollows me, he verily is of me. And whoso disobeys me, - still You are indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.37. "O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in an uncultivablevalley by Your sacred House (the Ka'bah at Makkah); in order, O our Lord, that theymay perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), so fill some hearts among men with lovetowards them, and (O Allah) provide them with fruits so that they may give thanks.
[Surah Ibrahim, 14:35-37]
: Prophet Ibrahim Alyhi AlSalam leaves his family, the thing they needimmediately is food and water. However he knows Allah will provide. He ismost worried about their future and the greatest calamity—shirk.
He’s asking Allah to distance them and their progeny from shirk.
This shows us how we should priorities.
A person can die of thirst and hunger, and have the
, they will have eternal bliss- the true life
He’s worried about shirk, praying for the hearts of the people to yearn for Allah,and give them fruits so that they may be thankful
Now people's priorities are food first, then family, then religion (maybe);opposite of Prophet Ibrahim (Alyhi Alsalam)’s priorities
Take care of your deen, and Allah will take care of everything else for you.
Make dua for the best, because Allah can give it to you: aim for the highest.
Well of Zamzam:
Hajar ran out of food and water.