The Eid of Sacrifice is drawing closer…May we all have a blessed eid full of peaceful surrender like Abraham and Ishmael!
Here is an insightful piece on Abraham’s sacrifice and its implications for our spiritual journeys:
WELCOMING EID WITH ABRAHAM (AS)
Laying Down Illusions Under the Knife of Mercy: Following Prophet Abraham and Ishmael
The story of Prophet Abraham attempting to sacrifice narrated in the Quran is worth reflecting on especially during this season of pilgrimage and Eid of Sacrifice.
Prophet Abraham’s attempted sacrifice of his son is narrated in Sura 37 right after the brief mention of how Abraham (peace be on him) challenged idol worship among his people, and his angry interlocutors decided to throw him into a blazing fire (Q. 37:83-98). The text alludes to his being saved from the fire, his migration for God and then moves right onto the sacrifice story….
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