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The God of Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac

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Quran 2:133:


Or were you witnesses when death approached Jacob, when he said to his sons, “What will you worship after me?” They said, “We will worship your God and the God of your fathers, Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac – one God. And we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.”

The death–bed scene is described in the Jewish tradition in Genesis 49 and Hebrews 11:21. By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, “bowing in worship over the top of his staff.”

Kaskas, Safi. The Qur’an – with References to the Bible: A Contemporary Understanding . Bridges to Common Ground. Kindle Edition.