Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Hadith #3 – From the Scrolls of Abraham

Hadith #3 Notes

From Abu Dhar (ra): “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم), what were the scrolls of Abraham (as)?’ He said, ‘They were parables,’ [and so he (صلى الله عليه وسلم) recited one of the revelations that was found in the revelation to Ibrahim (as) which read]: ‘Oh king who has been entrusted with authority and who has been tested with that authority and who has been deluded by that authority: I did not send you to this world to amass the fortunes of it. Rather I sent you to avert from me the call of the oppressed for I do not reject the call of the oppressed even if it comes from a disbeliever.’”

Each of the messengers of God preached the importance of justice, only differing in legislation. This lecture describes some of the lessons on oppressors and the oppressed from the scrolls of Abraham (as).  

Dr. Omar Suleiman

Dr. Omar Suleiman

PRESIDENT | Dr. Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at SMU (Southern Methodist University). He is also the Resident Scholar at Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair Emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square.