The Holy Quran can be divided into injunctions i.e. commandments to do or not to do some things and examples i.e. what happens to people who follow Allah’s injunctions and those who do not.
The Holy Quran tells us to sacrifice those things that we love most when commanded by Allah. The importance of the story of Hazrat Ibrahim being asked to sacrifice his son Hazrat Ismael is given to show us that it is possible for human beings to act upon this injunction and the glory bestowed upon them in this world and the next.