Feast of the Sacrifice

One day, God, to test Abraham’s resolve and obedience asked him to sacrifice his only son Ismail, and Abraham obeyed carrying his son to the altar and ready to sacrifice him to the Almighty, however in the last moment Ismail was replaced by a mutton who was instead sacrificed. This recurrence is celebrated in Islam as Eid al-Adha, the Festival of the Sacrifice. This is a public holiday that involves prayer, family gatherings and visits, exchange of food and gifts and sacrifice of an animal, typically a mutton or goat, to remind of the sacrifice Abraham was ready to make. The sacrifice, Qurbani, meat is divided then into three equal portions, one third is for you and your family, one third is for friends and loved ones and one third is donated to those in need. 

And by the way, the word sacrifice comes from Latin, meaning the action of making something sacred. 

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Published by Lorenzo Nava

Consultant, Trainer and Coach, on participatory learning processes, experiential learning dynamics, non formal education and NLP certified practitioner

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