Ibrahim and the Fire

I’ve kept this story on number one because it’s my daughter’s favorite. I asked my 4-year-old which was her favourite story and she said Musa (walay salam 🤷🏽‍♀️) and the Fire. I said – you mean Ibrahim (السلام‎ عليه)? 😅 You all may already know how Ibrahim (السلام‎ عليه) was thrown into the fire and he came out of it unharmed as the fire cooled down for him. It’s said in a hadith:

When (Prophet) Ibrahim was thrown into the fire, he said: “Allah (Alone) is sufficient for us, and, He is the Best Disposer of affairs.” So did Messenger of Allah Muhammad (ﷺ) when he was told: “A great army of the pagans had gathered against him, so fear them”. But this (warning) only increased him and the Muslims in Faith and they said: “Allah (Alone) is sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)”. [Bukhari]


Now whenever my daughter is afraid, I remind her to say HasbunAllah like Ibrahim (السلام‎ عليه) did. The other day my 1-year-old ran out of the house and I sent the 4-year-old after her. She was scared so she was shouting hasbunAllah as she ran after her sister 😅 Then I saw her coming back with a dangling 1-year-old in her arms alhamdulillah. It’s a small phrase to teach kids when you tell them the story of Ibrahim (السلام‎ عليه). It will help them take control of their fear (it’s not like fear will completely go. Fear is needed for our survival. But the phrase helps the fear not overtake you).

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