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Does The Quran say God told Abraham to sacrifice his son?

Updated: Jun 20, 2020

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Eid al-Adha (festival (of) the sacrifice) is an Islamic holiday celebrated by many Muslims to commemorate the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God (due to a dream he had). Whilst this is by far the most common understanding of the incident (even among those who follow a Quran based Islam) there is some variance in terms of how it is explained away.