Prophet Ibrahim / Abraham (AS)

Ur: (Sumerian Capital).

Home of the Ziggurat of Ur and the reputed birthplace of the prophet Ibrahim (AS).

Ur was the capital of the Sumerian civilisation and once a great harbour city on the banks of the Euphrates river, until it changed its course and the city became lost.

The Great Ziggurat of Ur was a temple of Nanna, the moon deity in Sumerian mythology, and has two stages constructed from brick: in the lower stage the bricks are joined together with bitumen, in the upper stage they are joined with mortar. The temple was built in 2,100 B.C. during the reign of Ur-Nammu and stands 70 feet (21 m) high).

 Ibrahim (AS) was born in a house of idolaters, in the kingdom of Babylon. His father was a well known idol sculptor that his people worshipped. As a young child, Ibrahim used to watch his father sculpting these idols from stones or wood.

 

Reconstructed stairway of the Ziggurat at Ur

The unreconstructed Ziggurat of the sky god/power Anu, at Uruk, Mesopotamia

An early image of the Ziggurat from the 1920's.

Reconstructed stairway of the Ziggurat at Ur
Aerial view of the Ziggurat at Ur, with reconstructed facade and stairway. The ridges on surrounding land are remains of the ancient temple complex that surrounded the ziggurat.
Aerial view
Google Earth image of the Ziggurat at Ur
The Ziggurat at Ur, looking across the excavated remains of the royal tombs
Model based on the Ziggurat of Ur
Believed to be home of Ibrahim (AS) among Ruins discovered near the Great Ziggurat of Ur close to Contingency Operating Base, Adder, Iraq, Nov. 21, 2009.

Allah knows best.

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