Abraham and the idols in midrash and the Qur’an

Dua that saved Ibrahim from the fire

When Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) was relaying Allah’s (God’s) message, he warned his people not to take idols made of wood and stones as their false gods. To make his point that these idols could not help them in anyway, one day while the people were attending a festival, he broke their idols. The Quran relays this story in the following verses:

“So he broke them to pieces, (all) except the biggest of them, that they might turn to it”
[Surah al-Anbiyaa 21:58]

Once the people returned from the festival1, they saw the broken idols and they accused Prophet Ibrahim (of breaking them). He said to them:

Source: Dua that Saved Prophet Ibrahim from the Fire (and hardship) | IqraSense.com

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