- Posted October 16, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your favorite Eid traditions
Muslims celebrate Eid-al-Adha in Azerbaijan
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
According to the Koran, the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) in a dream and gave him a commandment from God to sacrifice his only son Ismail. Ibrahim went to the valley of Mina to the place where Mecca now stands. His son, who knew about this, did not resist because he was obedient to his Father and God.
However, it was a test. God rewarded Ibrahim for his loyalty and allowed him to sacrifice an animal instead of his son.