Prophet Ibrahim (AS) is perhaps one of the most famous men in the history of humanity. The story of his sacrifice have carried across to inspire us of his dedication to Allah (SWT).
As we approach another Eid al-Adha, we Muslims remember the story of Prophet Ibrahim (AS). Here’s everything you need to know.
Prophet Ibrahim’s and his sacrifice
Prophet Ibrahim (AS) had a dream that Allah (SWT) ordered him to sacrifice his only son, Ismail (AS). To show his devotion to God, Ibrahim agreed and took Ismail with a knife and rope to Mount Arafat to perform the sacrifice.
However, Allah (SWT) intervened as Prophet Ibrahim (AS) had already proven his devotion to Allah (SWT) by agreeing to sacrifice his son for Allah’s sake, despite the loss it would have caused him. Allah (SWT) sent a ram to be sacrificed instead of Ismail.
“And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice” (Quran 37:107)
Prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifice is something that we remember every Eid al-Adha during the month of Dhul Hijjah, when Muslims from all over the world offer an animal (usually a goat, sheep, cow or camel) for the sake of Allah.
By giving Qurbani, we follow in the footsteps of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and remember his devotion to Allah (SWT).
So, remember the millions of people across the globe struggling against poverty this Dhul Hijjah. Offer your sacrifice with Islamic Relief to help feed families this Eid al-Adha.
Donate Qurbani and make your sacrifice today.