His life story starts in Genesis 12:" 1. And the Lord had said to Abram, Get out from your country, and from your family, and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you;2. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing;3. And I will bless those who bless you, and curse him who curses you; and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.4. So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken to him; and Lot went with him; and Abram was seventy five years old when he departed from Haran"

       Genesis 17" 1. And when Abram was ninety nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be perfect.2. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.3. And Abram fell on his face; and God talked with him, saying,4. As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.5. Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made you.6. And I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come out of you.7. And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to you, and to your seed after you.8. And I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land where you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.9. And God said to Abraham, You shall keep my covenant therefore, you, and your seed after you in their generations.10. This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you; Every male child among you shall be circumcised.11. And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.12. And he who is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every male child in your generations, he who is born in the house, or bought with money from any stranger, who is not of your seed.13. He who is born in your house, and he who is bought with your money, must be circumcised; and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant"

         The pagan Arabs had not the slightest inkling, knowledge or tradition, whether oral or written, that they were in any manner shape or form, descended from Abraham and Ishmael until these were "revealed" to them by Muhammad in his Quran.

        All claims by Arab authors to the contrary, are based on falsehoods, the perversion of history and the Biblical narrative. In the whole Bible, no association is ever made between Abraham, Ishmael and the Arabs. The Bible only mentions the Ishmaelites who lived near or about what are Jordan and the Sinai of modern times but never associated them with the interior of the Arabian Peninsula, one thousand miles away.

       No Arab or any historian on earth can show such an association based on authentic written, oral or documented history. This association was made deliberately by Muhammad to give the Arabs and himself, an ancestry worthy of a new religion in imitation of that of the Jews and Christians.

        In fact, plagiarising and copying from the Bible and Hebrew writings constitute the pen-ultimate compliment that Muhammad could ever publicly but inadvertently proclaim.

        The story of Abraham in the Quran is derived from the Bible as well as from non Biblical Hebrew traditions as have been written down through the centuries. His story therein is truncated - not detailed- since it is taken out of context in a didactic manner to be more of an example than a historical truth.

       The Quranic versions of all the Plagiarised Biblical characters and stories are bereft of any explanations and or the details of their background from their birth to their death. They just appear without introduction or explanation upon the pages of the Quran.

       Almost all of the Quranic stories are insipid, TWO DIMENTIONAL, without spirit and utterly lifeless.

       For example, there is no mention of his land of nativity nor of his trials and tribulations as he travelled to Canaan and Egypt; there is no mention of his wife Sarah at all, or the details of their visitation by the messengers of God, nor the reasons of the family strife between Sarah and Hagar and their children, etc.
       If their traditions were real and true to the extent that they, the pagan Arabs, knew for certain that it was Ishmael who was offered as a sacrifice (contradicting the Biblical record, the primary and ONLY source of the story) and not Isaac as well as to where the altar of sacrifice allegedly was (Temple Mount of Jerusalem), then it beggars the mind (and the followers of Muhammad need a lot of explaining to do) as to how it was possible and logical in the meantime, for them to have easily forgotten the most important precept of all, that of the One and Only Allah, for almost 2500 years.

        In some very strange and 'miraculous' way, their National Collective Amnesia was overcome and became Instant Recall when, at last, Muhammad pointed out the essence and Oneness of Allah to them in his Quran, 2500 years later.

       I suppose, better LATE than NEVER.

                    It is contrary to all logic that during all these 25 centuries, the Arabs even forgot to use the names of their allegedly most illustrious forefathers, ABRAHAM and ISHMAEL.

        Anyone looking up the list of names of the Arabs before and during the time of Muhammad will not find a single name that is representative not only of Abraham and Ishmael but also not of a single character from the Biblical record such as Noah, Job, Solomon, David, Moses, Aaron, Jesus, Yahya, Idris, Isaac, etc, etc.

        The Arabs must be the only people on the face of the Earth who must have suffered an acute and irrational case of FOLK AMNESIA that no Arab or Muhammadan theologian can explain away on rational and logical grounds.

        The term "Ummi" is used - which according to the Muhammadans it conveniently means BOTH ILLITERATE as well as UNLEARNED - repeatedly, to describe both Muhammad, the pagan Arabs and of course his followers prior to the alleged 'revelations'.

       It defies logic that the Muhammadan theologians can claim that the pagan Arabs had a traditional knowledge of Abraham and Ishmael while the Quran repeatedly asserts that these same people were totally ignorant of Scriptures.

        Either the Quran is false or the theologians are deceitful or both. {2:78,151; 3:20,75; 7: 157/8; 11:49; 62:2}

                While Muhammad was expressing high respect for both Moses and Jesus, he in the same breath considered the Hebrew Bible and New Testaments full of errors and tampering and provided in the Quran - especially Suras Two and Three - his own scripted version of the sacred histories of the People of the Book.

       He did this by omitting everything of value in their teachings. It was in the Second Sura that Muhammad declared an association between Abraham and Mecca and deliberately changed God's Land of Promise from Canaan to Arabia.

        The Quran none the less has - inadvertently - an incredibly important message to tell:

       it never associates Abraham or Ishmael as the fathers of the Arabs but only as the first true Muslims/Monotheists. If there had been such an association, the Quran would have been the foremost source, but it is totally silent on this subject. It was the Ahadith which later made such an association, not based on any facts except wishful thinking.