The prophet Abraham became Imam at the end of his life in age 99

 

  •  Allah wanted to put them to test, and it was a tough test indeed. During one night, Abraham  had a dream. He came to Ismail and said: “O my son ! I have seen in a dream that I am slaughtering you as a sacrifice to Allah, so what do you think?” They both realized that this was an order from Allah. Ismail said without hesitation: “Do what you are commanded, you shall find me very patient insha Allah.1381864522_hazrat-ismail” They had both submitted to the will of Allah. Abraham laid his son prostrate, put his forehead on the ground and directed a sharp knife towards his neck. At this very moment, Allah called him: “O Abraham! You have fulfilled the dream! Thus do We reward the good doers !” A big sheep was sent down from heaven to be slaughtered instead of Ismail, which Ibrahim did, and they both had a big celebration that day. This event is celebrated every year by all Muslims. It is Eid al-Adha where we slaughter the sacrificial sheep.

He passed the God exams and God give him the best gift.He became Imam .

 

(وَإِذِ ابْتَلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ رَبُّهُ بِكَلِمَاتٍ فَأَتَمَّهُنَّ ۖ قَالَ إِنِّي جَاعِلُكَ لِلنَّاسِ إِمَامًا ۖ قَالَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِي ۖ قَالَ لَا يَنَالُ عَهْدِي الظَّالِمِينَ  ﴿١٢٤بقره 

And remember when his lord tried Abraham with (His) commands , and he fulfilled them ; He said : lo! I have appointed thee an imam for mankind. (Abraham) said : And of my offspring (will there be leaders and imams) ? He said : my convenant includeth not wrongdoers

(Al- Baqarah 124)

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