In this book, we have described the joyous faith in Allah manifested by the Prophet Abraham (pbuh) and the Prophet Lot (pbuh), how they turned to our Lord in all of their actions, their superior moral values, and their difficult struggles against their pagan and sinful peoples. The Prophet Abraham (pbuh) relayed the Divine message to his tribe with great determination and, thanks to his submission to Allah, was patient and steady in all circumstances. The Prophet Lot (pbuh) struggled patiently with his tribe, calling on them to believe in Allah and abandon their immorality. These prophets, made superior to the worlds by Allah, won His good pleasure due to the deep faith and superior moral values they exhibited throughout their lives. In the end, they achieved their true abode in Paradise, with its infinite blessings.
The greatest aim of each believer's life is to follow in the footsteps of the prophets, each of whom was a guide to the true way, and thus become servants with whom Allah is pleased. Allah gives the glad tidings of the reward awaiting such believers:
Whoever obeys Allah and the messenger will be with those whom Allah has blessed: the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth, the martyrs, and the righteous. What excellent company such people are! (Surat an-Nisa', 69)
In order to become Allah's friend and be with the prophets in the Hereafter, believers must live in accord with Allah's good pleasure, always trust in Him, and hold Him and His religion above everything else. Whoever demonstrates these virtues and thus lives according to the Prophet Abraham's (pbuh) words that"I have submitted to the Lord of the worlds," can expect the greatest happiness from Allah and to reach salvation.
The fact that many people remain heedless of His existence must not deceive anyone. The Prophet Abraham (pbuh) called on his pagan tribe to believe, even though he was alone, and our Lord praised this moral virtue: "Abraham was a community in himself…" (Surat an-Nahl, 120). The Prophet Lot (pbuh), together with a very few believers, displayed his very superior submission to Allah and called on his largely homosexual tribe to abandon their immoral lifestyles and to believe (Surat adh-Dhariyat, 36). Those very few believing people, however, were much stronger than all of their people, for they had Allah's help and support.
The important thing is to understand that Allah controls everything that exists, all of which has submitted to Him, and to live accordingly. The Prophet Abraham (pbuh) and the Prophet Lot (pbuh) understood this truth and became His friends. Like them, all believers must seek to achieve the same level of deep faith and spirituality and make a serious effort to become His friend.