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The Religion of Abraham

By instituting the Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha, Islam draws the attention of Jews, Christians and Muslims to the religion preached and practised by Abraham. It was a simple religion of belief in oneness of God, submission to Him, and being prepared to sacrifice what we love in His way. Later followers of Abraham made his religion into one of elaborate [...]


Abraham’s Sacrifice

In this ‘Id ul Adha khutba it is shown that the concept of sacrifice is as old as religion itself. However, Islam gave the idea of sacrifice a new meaning. Previously it was thought that man needed to appease an angry god by sacrificing something. Islam says that is not so. Man needs to sacrifice the things he loves in order to rise to ever [...]