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Prophet Ibrahim's Sacrifice

Prophet Ibrahim was born into a family of idol-makers who would sell them in the marketplaces and worship them. They were embroiled in their corrupt, foolish ways and had turned away from the true message that there is no God except Allah.
One night, Prophet Ibrahim saw in his dream that he was slaughtering his son, Ismail.
Being a Prophet of Allah, he realized its implication and called Ismail to inform him of what he had seen. After listening to this & understanding what Almighty Allah asked of his father, Prophet Ismail replied, “My father, obey the command given by Almighty Allah. You will, God-willing, find me steadfast.”
“And when he became capable of working with him, Ibrahim said, “O my son, I dreamt that I am sacrificing you - therefore now consider what is your opinion”; he said, “O my father! Do what you are commanded! Allah willing, you will soon find me patiently enduring!”” [Surah Al-Saffat, verse 102]
So Prophet Ibrahim prepared to carry out Allah’s order. Every step he took towards the act, Shaitan would interrupt his thoughts, telling him the dream didn’t mean anything - but Prophet Ibrahim knew that these were whispers of evil and so he continued on his quest.
Prophet Ismail lay down with complete faith in Allah, looking upon his beloved father’s face with readiness to be sacrificed for Allah’s Pleasure.
Prophet Ibrahim then took the next step of the sacrifice and raised the knife – but before he could continue, Almighty Allah sent down an angel to protect Prophet Ismael.
Instead, a ram was sacrificed in his place and it was revealed, “No doubt, you have materialized your dream. There is no need to sacrifice your son.”
“Then (remember) when they both submitted to Allah’s Command, and Ibrahim lay his son facing downwards.
And We called out to him, “O Ibrahim! You have indeed made the dream come true”; and this is how We reward the virtuous.
Indeed this was a clear test. And We rescued him in exchange of a great sacrifice.”
[Surah Al-Saffat, verse 103-107]

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