- “Do you pray for Abraham and his family daily? Muslims do that.
Do you sacrifice ram annually like how Abraham did? Muslims do that.
Do you perform the rituals of Abraham obedience to God? Muslims do that.
That is the ransom of mighty sacrifice to Abraham and his family.”
- Who has been ransomed by the sacrifice?
- Ransom means a payment to release someone who is held.
- Please explain. It doesn’t make sense.
If you read the Quran, it is referring to the mighty sacrifice as a generational sacrifice for people like us Muslims to be performing after Abraham. The sacrifice is ransom to Abraham himself and not to his son according to the Quran. The provision of the ram by God Himself is a mighty one i.e. a ram from Almighty to be sacrificed. It is a mighty one and has nothing to do with a blood of human being.
Momentous sacrifice is getting a ram out of a sudden and miraculously from God. That is momentous and mighty
Read the Quran.
He said: “I will go to my Lord! He will surely guide me!
“O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son)!”
So We gave him the good news of a forbearing son.
Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said: “O my son! I have seen in a vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: now see what is thy view!” (The son) said: “O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if Allah so wills, one of the steadfast!”
So when they had both submitted (to Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice),
We called out to him “O Abraham! …
“Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!” – thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
For this was a clear trial-
And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice:
And We left for him among generations (to come) in later times:
“Peace and salutation to Abraham!”
Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
For he was one of Our believing Servants.