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Lamb or Momentous Sacrifice?
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 11:00 pm
In Response To: Lamb or some thing else ! (abdalaziz ariff / indiana)

37:100 (Abraham migrated to Can’aan - Syria-Palestine - and prayed), “My Lord! Grant me a healthy and righteous child.” [‘Saleh’ also means healthy]
37:101 So, We gave him the good news of a clement son (Ishmael).
37:102 And when he was old enough to strive along with him, Abraham said, “O My dear son! I have had a vision that I must give you to a life of test and tribulation for a noble cause (37:107). So look, what do you think?” He said, “O My father! Do what you are commanded. God willing, you will find me of the steadfast.” [Have had a dream = Have had a vision. Zibh and Zabh = Sacrifice = Disregard comfort for a noble cause. Just as Qatl = To subdue, kill, fight, humiliate, bring low]
37:103 As both of them had surrendered themselves (to God), he made Ishmael further submit in gratitude. [Contrary to popular tradition, Abraham never envisioned or intended to slaughter his son. God does not play games with His servants. Literal ‘forehead to ground’ = complete submission in gratitude]
37:104 We called unto him, “O Abraham!
37:105 You have already affirmed the vision. We – This is so - We must reward the doers of good.”
37:106 This was a trial, clear in itself. [Leaving the prestigious office of Chief Priesthood in Babylon and now the comfort of Syria for the wilderness of Makkah]
37:107 We exchanged his life for a Momentous Sacrifice. [Notice here the absence of the Biblical and the traditional myth of a 'ram' sent from the heavens. Also, note that slaughtering of a sheep or goat, by no means, can be considered a Momentous Sacrifice. 14:37, 37:102. Leaving the prestigious office of Chief Priesthood in Babylon and now the comfort of Syria for the wilderness of the Valley of Makkah was the Momentous Sacrifice]
37:108 And We left for him remembrance among the later generations.
37:109 Peace and salutation to Abraham!

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Happy Eid-Ul-Adha Mubarak
Hussein Lumumba Amin, Uganda -- Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 4:42 pm
Re: Happy Eid-Ul-Adha Mubarak, عيد اضحى م
Haseena Dogar, Lahore, Delhi -- Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 4:46 pm
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Ali Syed -- Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 7:58 pm
Lamb or some thing else !
abdalaziz ariff / indiana -- Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 10:34 pm
Lamb or Momentous Sacrifice?
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 11:00 pm
Re: Happy Eid-Ul-Adha Mubarak
Sidqi, ca -- Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 4:58 pm
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shahalam, TX -- Friday, 24 August 2018, 4:09 pm
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Sidqi, ca -- Friday, 24 August 2018, 6:08 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Saturday, 25 August 2018, 11:02 am