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How many days did Ibrahim ('alayhis salam) spend in the fire?

Question

How many days did Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) spend in the fire? Did he say that the days spent in the fire were the best days of his life.

Answer

Minhal ibn ‘Amr (rahimahullah) reports: ‘I was informed that Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) was cast into the fire for forty or fifty days. Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) said: ‘ The days spent in the fire were the best days of my life, I wish that my entire life were like those days spent in the fire’.

(Tafsir At Tabari, Tafsir Ibn Abi Hatim, Qurtubi, Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Ad Durrul Manthur, Surah 21 verse 69)

 

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