Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) (AS) is perhaps one of the most famous men in the history of humanity.
The founding father of all three Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – his story continues to inspire over four billion people worldwide.
Today, that’s almost 2,000 years later!
Qurbani: Following in the footsteps of Prophet Ibrahim (AS)
As we approach another Eid al-Adha, we Muslims remember the story of Prophet Ibrahim (AS).
Prophet Ibrahim (AS) dreamt that Allah (SWT) ordered him to sacrifice his only son, Ismail (AS). In order to show his devotion to God, Ibrahim agreed to perform the sacrifice.
However, Allah (SWT) intervened and sent a ram to be sacrificed in Ismail’s place. Ismail was spared because Ibrahim proved he would sacrifice his son as an act of piety, despite the loss it would have caused him.
The continued practice of sacrifice therefore acts as a reminder of Ibrahim’s obedience to God. SubhanAllah!
So, in these sacred days of Dhul Hijjah when we try and get closer to Allah (SWT) and celebrate the holy days of Eid al-Adha, follow in the footsteps of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Give Qurbani to help a family in need and reap the rewards of these blessed days.