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  1. 1. Sacrifice A Very Common Ritual in All Beliefs
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is Sacrifice? </li></ul><ul><li>Sacrifice in Primitive Tribes </li></ul><ul><li>Sacrifice in Three Abrahamic Religions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is Prophet Abraham (pbuh)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Place of Sacrifice in Each Religion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Living Example: Sacrifice in Islam </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is Sacrifice? <ul><li>Sacrifice in most general meaning: The offering of anything to God, or to a go d </li></ul><ul><li>Offering can be in any form: B y killing with a knife, by burning, etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Anything can be offered: A n animal, a human, a non-living object, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>For any reason: Thanksgiving, atonement, or conciliation </li></ul>What is Sacrifice?
  5. 5. Sacrifice in Primitive Tribes <ul><li>Usually believed in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Celestial objects (sun, moon, stars, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Atmospheric Events (rain, wind, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Idols </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Sacrifice was a common ritual for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thanksgiving , Protection against anger of gods , Preventing natural disasters … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They have sacrificed a n important person, animal, or object . </li></ul>Sacrifice in Primitive Tribes
  7. 7. Sacrifice in Abrahamic Religions <ul><li>Who is Prophet Abraham(pbuh) and Why is he so important? </li></ul><ul><li>The Place of Sacrifice in Each Religion </li></ul><ul><li>A Living Example: Sacrifice in Islam </li></ul>
  8. 8. Prophet Abraham (pbuh) <ul><li>Descendant of the son of Prophet Noah (pbuh) named Sam </li></ul><ul><li>Had two sons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ishmael (Prophet Mohammed (pbuh)’s ancestor) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isaac (Ancestor of Moses and Jesus) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Found Allah (or the God) using his own rationale </li></ul><ul><li>Had very hard times with Nimrod and his own tribe </li></ul>
  9. 9. Prophet Abraham (pbuh) <ul><li>Built the House of Allah: Kaaba </li></ul><ul><li>Performed the first Hajj </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Place of Sacrifice in Judaism <ul><li>In the Torah : </li></ul><ul><li>(Gen. 22) Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, &quot;Abraham!&quot; &quot;Here I am,&quot; he replied. Then God said, &quot;Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.&quot; </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>In Christianity, Jesus was the Perfect Sacrifice to take away the sin of the mankind . </li></ul>The Place of Sacrifice in Christianity
  12. 12. Sacrifice in Islam
  13. 13. <ul><li>Verses from Quran about sacrifice: </li></ul><ul><li>[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. </li></ul>
  14. 14. 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,
  15. 15. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>[108.2] Therefore pray to your Lord and make a sacrifice. </li></ul><ul><li>Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) tells us to make sacrifice as Prophet Abraham (pbuh) did. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Eid-Ul-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the second of the two major Muslim holy days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>observed after the Hajj </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>“ Qurbani ” means ‘ approach ’ </li></ul><ul><li>Qurbani is a symbol of </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>commitment, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>obedience and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>self-sacrifice to Allah </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Our Qurbani s carry us in our journey to Heaven . </li></ul>
  19. 19. Feast of Sacrifice <ul><li>Salatul-Eid (Eid Prayer) in the morning </li></ul><ul><li>A s hort sermon, after which everyone socializes </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>O ffer ing of domestic animals, usually sheep, as a symbol of A brah a m's (pbuh) sacrifice </li></ul>
  21. 21. Feast of Sacrifice <ul><li>Sacrifice’s meat: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One third of the meat to poor people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One third to relatives, friends, neighbors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One third for their own </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>V isit s to relatives, friends and neighbors </li></ul>Feast of Sacrifice
  23. 23. <ul><li>P ray for forgiveness from Allah and strength of faith </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>G ifts and sweets for children </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Visit Graves </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>F orgive others, releasing any feelings of enmity or ill feeling towards others </li></ul>
  27. 27. May Mubarek your feast of sacrifice!