Eid al-Adha: Submission to God and the Joy of Giving

Eid al-Adha: Submission to God and the Joy of Giving
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As Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha today, we remember not only the willingness and resolve of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) to wholly submit to God's command, but also our continued obligation of sacrifice and charity.

Eid al-Adha, one of two Islamic holidays dedicated to commemorating Abraham, marks the historic occasion when the prophet demonstrated his readiness to sacrifice his young son, but since it was only a trial from God, a ram was ultimately sacrificed as described in Qur'an 37:102-107.

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