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The Revelation to Ibrahim


Ibrahim did receive a script.


This has been revealed in the previous scripts.

The scripts of Ibrahim and Musa


You can see what he received when you read surah 51, Adh-Dhariyat


In 51.28 When the guests visited Ibrahim they begin by revealing a son, A decree of Life.


He then became fearful of them.

They said: Do not fear, and they gave him good news of a knowledgeable son.


After the son is explained, Ibrahim asks a question



He said: What is your undertaking, O messengers? 


They explain that they have been sent to the people of Lut,

a Present decree that must come to pass.




They explain it in PAST TENSE. They don't say we are going there to destroy the nation (as they did in Surah 11, 15 and 29) but they state we’ve already BEEN and saved whom was worthy also/including we left a punishment for the others.



Read it carefully.



But We only found in it one house of those who had submitted.

And We left in it a sign for those who fear the painful retribution.


Then they tell Ibrahim about the Future decrees of nations that have already been written and must come to pass.

(The future of those who reject the creed of Ibrahim, their decrees were already written thousands of years before they existed) 


They explain to Ibrahim the people of Firoun (Musa) whom lived centuries after Ibrahim.


People of Firoun 


And also Moses, for We sent him to Pharaoh with a clear authority…..

They then proceed to tell Ibrahim about the decrees of past.

Beginning with


People of Ad


And in Ad: When We sent upon them the destructive wind.

People of Samood


And in Samood: When it was said to them: Enjoy yourselves for a while.


People of Nuh


And the people of Nuh before, surely they were a transgressing people.


Ibrahim was orally given details of the contents of the book of decree. A book containing details of Life and death of Present, Past and Future. 


The reason this is unknown is most stop reading the ayat when the narration of Musa begins; they accept it as a completely new unrelated topic altogether. Allah has a purpose for everything in his book and when read in context, its shows Ibrahim received revelation.






Therefore fly to Allah,

--->surely I am a plain warner to you from Him.


And do not set up with Allah another god:

--->surely I am a plain warner to you from Him.


Also they give advice to Ibrahim in regards to his people/nation.



Then turn your back upon them for you are not to blame;


And continue to remind, for surely the reminder profits the believers.

When the guests first approach Ibrahim, Ibrahim asked them a question which seems not to be answered, but when you read the revelation without separation, the question does get answered



So he brought it near them.

He said: What! will you not eat?

Near the end of the Surah we find


I do not desire from them any sustenance

and I do not desire that they should feed Me.


All Islamic scholars would say these two ayats are not related (51.27 and 51.57) but as I’ve shown it is all revelation to Ibrahim.

Another possibility

Also, it’s quite possible Ibrahim didn’t only receive the future revelation of the unbelievers, but he also received the revelation of the believers.
When he makes his prayer for the future attendants of Hajj, he mentions their actions meaning he possibly saw their actions.

In 14:35-41 when Ibrahim is praying he had just left his progeny at the sacred house but he already knows in future believers will attend.


“Our Lord, I have resided some from my progeny in a valley with no vegetation, near your Restricted Sanctuary.
My Lord, so that they may hold the contact prayer.
So let the hearts of the people incline towards them
and give provisions to them of the fruits that they may give thanks.”

In 2:125-126 Allah does tell Ibrahim that in future people will attend the house for Hajj. So he was aware of his future follower's actions. As such Ibrahim prays for their sustenance.


And when We made the House a pilgrimage for men and a (place of) security, and: Appoint for yourselves a place of prayer on the standing-place of Ibrahim. And We enjoined Ibrahim and Ismail saying: >>>Purify My House for those who visit (it) and those who abide (in it) for devotion and those who bow down (and) those who prostrate themselves.
And when said Ibrahim, "My Lord make this a city secure and provide its people with fruits, (to) whoever believed from in Allah and the Day the Last," <<<
He said, "And whoever disbelieved, [then] I will grant him enjoyment a little; then I will force him to (the) punishment (of) the Fire, and evil (is) the destination.

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