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Sacrifice. A Very Common Ritual in All Beliefs. Overview. What is Sacrifice? Sacrifice in Primitive Tribes Sacrifice in Three Abrahamic Religions Who is Prophet Abraham(pbuh)? The Place of Sacrifice in Each Religion A Living Example: Sacrifice in Islam. What is Sacrifice?.

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sacrifice

Sacrifice

A Very Common Ritual in All Beliefs

overview
Overview
  • What is Sacrifice?
  • Sacrifice in Primitive Tribes
  • Sacrifice in Three Abrahamic Religions
    • Who is Prophet Abraham(pbuh)?
    • The Place of Sacrifice in Each Religion
    • A Living Example: Sacrifice in Islam
what is sacrifice
What is Sacrifice?
  • Sacrifice in most general meaning: The offering of anything to God, or to a god
  • Offering can be in any form: by killing with a knife, by burning, etc.
  • Anything canbe offered: an animal, a human, a non-living object, etc.
  • To God, or to a god!
  • For any reason: thanksgiving, atonement, or conciliation
sacrifice in primitive tribes
Sacrifice in Primitive Tribes
  • Usually believed in
    • Celestial objects (sun, moon, stars, etc.)
    • Atmospheric Events (rain, wind, etc.)
    • Idols
  • Sacrifice was a common ritual for
    • Thanksgiving
    • Protection against anger of gods
    • Preventing natural disasters
  • They have sacrificed
    • An important person, animal, or object
sacrifice in abrahamic religions
Sacrifice in Abrahamic Religions
  • Who is Prophet Abraham(pbuh) and Why is he so important?
  • The Place of Sacrifice in Each Religion
  • A Living Example: Sacrifice in Islam
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Prophet Abraham(pbuh)
  • Descendant of the son of Prophet Noah(pbuh) named Sam
  • Had two sons:
    • Ishmael (Prophet Mohammed(pbuh)’s ancestor)
    • Isaac (Ancestor of Moses and Jesus)
  • Found Allah (or the God) using his own rationale
  • Had very hard times with Nimrod and his own tribe
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Prophet Abraham(pbuh)
  • Built the House of Allah: Kaaba
  • Performed the first Hajj
the place of sacrifice in judaism christianity
The Place of Sacrifice in Judaism&Christianity
  • In the Torah:

(Gen. 22) Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am," he replied. Then God said, "Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering onone of the mountains I will tell you about."

  • In Christianity, Jesus was the Perfect Sacrifice to take away the sin of the mankind
sacrifice in islam
Sacrifice in Islam
  • Verses from Quran about sacrifice:

[37.101-108] So We gave him the good news of a boy, possessing forbearance. And when he attained to working with him, he said: O my son! surely I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice you; consider then what you see. He said: O my father! do what you are commanded; if Allah please, you will find me of the patient ones. So when they both submitted and he threw him down upon his forehead, And We called out to him saying: O Ibrahim! You have indeed shown the truth of the vision; surely thus do We reward the doers of good: Most surely this is a manifest trial. And We ransomed him with a Feat sacrifice. And We perpetuated (praise) to him among the later generations. [108.2] Therefore pray to your Lord and make a sacrifice.

  • Prophet Mohammed(pbuh) tells us to make sacrifice as Prophet Abraham(pbuh) did.
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Sacrifice in Islam
  • Eid-Ul-Adha (a.k.a. the Feast of Sacrifice)
    • the second of the two major Muslim holy days
    • observed after the Hajj
  • “Qurbani” means ‘approach’
  • Qurbani is a symbol of
      • commitment,
      • obedience and
      • self-sacrifice to Allah
  • Our Qurbanis carry us in

our journey to Heaven

feast of sacrifice
Feast of Sacrifice
  • Salatul-Eid (Eid Prayer) in the morning
  • Ashort sermon, after which everyone socializes
  • Offeringof domestic animals, usually sheep, as a symbol of

Abraham\'s(pbuh) sacrifice

      • One third of the meat to poor

people

      • One third to relatives, friends,

neighbors

      • One third for their own
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Feast of Sacrifice
  • Visitsto relatives, friends and neighbors
  • Gifts and sweets for children
  • Pray for forgiveness from Allah and strength of faith
  • Forgive others,

releasing any feelings of

enmity or ill feeling

towards others

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