Ibrahim in the fire

Ibrahim in the fire

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Caption: Ibrahim sitting on the ground having been catapulted into the fire. On the command of God the fire became cold and a spring surrounded by flowers appeared. Ibrahim is shown sitting near the spring and flowering plants encircled by flames. Men are pulling ropes to operate the catapult and Nimrud is watching from a balcony. A miniature painting from a manuscript of Hadikat us-suada a history of the holy martyrs of the Prophet's family. Image taken from Hadikat us-suada. Originally published in Turkey late 16th/early 17th century.

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Keywords: god, hadikat us-suada, historical, history, ottoman turkish, religious concepts and movements, season, spring, time, topography, water features

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