Story of Ibrahim [Origin of Qurbani Eid]

We as Muslims perform Qurbani on 10th Dhul Hijjah in the remembrance of Story of Ibrahim (A.S). Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) saw in a dream that Allah (S.W.T) commanded him to sacrifice his only son, Ismail. It would have been heart-wrenching for Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) to sacrifice his son with his bare hands. However, obeying Allah (S.W.T), he was ready to follow His Order.

He started to travel towards Mount Arafat with his son Ismail, accompanied by a knife and rope. After reaching the destination, Hazrat Ibrahim (S.W.T) told his son about the dream, and Ismail too was ready to fulfil what Allah (S.W.T) had commanded. Though, he suggested his father blindfold himself so that he won’t see his son in pain. Moreover, he advised his father to tie him up so he could not move out of his place.

As Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) proceeded, Allah (S.W.T) replaced Ismail with a ram. He removed his blindfold and found the slaughtered ram while his son was standing right infront of him.

It was just a test from Allah (S.W.T) and we can indeed see that the prophet was ready to sacrifice his loved ones for Allah (S.W.T). In the remembrance of story of Ibrahim we celebrate Eid-ul-Adha on 10th Dhul Hajj. We nurture and pet qurbani animals, and sacrifice them on Eid-ul-Adha.