Islamic tradition ascribes a larger role to Ishmael, viewing him as a prophetand the son of sacrifice.
Nowhere in the Quran do we see that God ordered Abraham to kill his son. On the contrary, God intervened to save Abraham and Ishmael from Satan's plot Undoubtedly, it could have only been a dream inspired by Satan, for killing an innocent soul is prohibited in the Quran and in all God's Books: You shall not kill any person, God has prohibited that except in the course of justice.
Thus if God had truly commanded Abraham to kill Ishmael, it would have meant that God commanded Abraham to commit a sin. Many Muslims will insist that God only did this so as to test Abraham and see whether Abraham loved God more or his own son!
However this logic is totally insulting to God! Indeed God tests all people, but God tests people in upholding His commandments, and not in breaking them! Suppose you have a 12 year old son and you taught him all his life that stealing is wrong and that he should never steal any money for any purpose.
Now suppose that one day you wish to test your son, would you test him by commanding him to go and steal some money for you? Would you command your own son to do what you taught him all his life that is wrong, to see how much he loves you? To arrive at the truth about Abraham's dream, and the source of the dream, we must put aside all our preconceptions about this issue and verify the subject purely on the merit of Quranic evidence.
First We read in Sura 37 how Abraham had a dream in which he saw himself slaughtering his son Ishmael. However, the source of the dream is not spelt out in clear words in the Quran. Sura 37 Then when he was old enough to work with him, he said, "My son, I see in a dream that I am slaughtering you, so see what you think.
You will find me, God willing, patient. We called him, "O Abraham, you have believed the dream! This was an exacting test.
We made a concession for him in place of a grave slaughter. And We preserved his history for those who followed. Peace be upon Abraham.
We thus reward the good-doers. He was one of Our believing servants. No believer shall kill another believer, except if it is by mistake. God is unhappy with him, has cursed him, and has prepared for him a great punishment. When a human's life comes to an end, it is the angels who are commissioned to take his soul and not other humans.
Third We also know that God never advocates sin: Say, "God does not command immorality. Are you saying about God what you do not know? We know that Ishmael was an innocent believer, thus killing him would have been a sin, and we know that God never advocates sin.
Only one truth emerges from these assurances; the dream Abraham had could not have been from God. The only source that advocates sin is Satan. Abraham misinterpreted when he thought that the dream was from God. However, because Abraham was a righteous believer, God rewarded Abraham by saving him from committing this horrendous crime: God intervened and saved Abraham from falling for Satan's trick.
God intervened when Abraham failed to correctly interpret the source of the dream. This is indicated from God's words to Abraham "you have believed the dream?
Those who read 7:Sacrifice is the offering of food, objects or the lives of animals or humans to a higher purpose, in particular divine beings, as an act of propitiation or urbanagricultureinitiative.com sacrifice often implies the ritual killing of an animal, the term offering (Latin oblatio) can be used for bloodless sacrifices of food or urbanagricultureinitiative.com offerings of liquids (beverages) by pouring, the term libation is used.
Two Sons of Two Mothers: Ishmael & Isaac (& Whose Sacrifice?) July 15, Moyra Dale [i] The Bible and the Qur’an continue with the story of the sons of Hagar and Sarah, who became the ancestors of the respective faith communities.
That is thought to be the sacrifice of Ishmael, their forefather the forefather of the Arabs. So, that similar sacrifice does not seem to have been commemorated among the Israelites, who are the descendants of Isaac, although, they have other sacrifices, but not this particular one.
A mom posted in a Christian Facebook group recently about her daughter’s struggle to understand why God told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. Genesis says: God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you.
Ishmael, a figure in the Tanakh and the Quran, was Abraham's first son according to Jews, Christians and Muslims. Ishmael was born to Abraham and Sarah's handmaiden Hagar. According to the Genesis account, he died at the age of The Book of Genesis and Islamic traditions consider Ishmael to be the ancestor of the Ishmaelites and .
Ishmael was Abraham's only son for over 13 years, which would make it impossible for Isaac to be the chld of sacrifice. (Cf. Genesis , ). Muslims believe that scribes later corrupted the original reading from Ishmael to Isaac.