Ibrahim was about to press ahead with sacrifice when Allah stopped him and gave him a lamb to kill instead.
The story is designed to demonstrate how Ibrahim’s devotion pass even the sternest test, and is told in similar fashion in the Jewish Torah and Christian Old Testament, where God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son.
Today the story is commemorate on Eid by the sacrifice of a sheep, or sometimes a goat, although in Britain the animal must be killed at a slaughter house.
The day is a public holiday in Muslim countries in all over the world, and the festival’s Arabic title has connotations of a period of rejoicing that comes back time and again.
Eid-ul-Adha is also known as the Festival of Sacrifice. Because Ibrahim sacrifice his son in the order of Allah(G0d).
Why do we celebrate Eid-ul-Adha ?