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[So, when the night enveloped him, he saw a star. He said,] Compelling the disbelievers, for they used to worship idols and stars, venerate them and believe that all matters returned to them.  Thus he wished to point out to them their misguidance and guide them to the truth by means of contemplation (nazar) and deduction so he said.....

The Theological Implications of the Story of Ibrahim & the Stars
Qadi Thana`ullah al-Uthmani