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Eid al-Adha, The Feast of Sacrifice, Abraham’s Offering
".Muslims on hajj will be celebrating Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى), the Feast of Sacrifice. Tens of thousands of sacrificial victims, mainly sheep and goats, are sacrificed in memory of Abraham’s offering up his beloved son (Genesis 22). It is usual after the sacrifice to have the head ritually shaved or the hair cut short. This hajj feast is mentioned in the Quran: 1
Quran 2:196
And accomplish the pilgrimage and the visit for Allah, but if, you are prevented, (send) whatever offering is easy to obtain, and do not shave your heads until the offering reaches its destination; but whoever among you is sick or has an ailment of the head, he (should effect) a compensation by fasting or alms or sacrificing, then when you are secure, whoever profits by combining the visit with the pilgrimage (should take) what offering is easy to obtain; but he who cannot find (any offering) should fast for three days during the pilgrimage and for seven days when you return; these (make) ten (days) complete; this is for him whose family is not present in the Sacred Mosque, and be careful (of your duty) to Allah, and know that Allah is severe in requiting (evil).

Thinking about Eid al-Adha and the meaning of Abraham’s offering
Muslims should stop and take the time to read the account of Genesis 22 which records Abraham’s offering up of Isaac. 2 This is an important account for many reasons and raises questions such as:.."

Eid ul Adha: The Christmas Connection - Answering Islam
Nevertheless, Christians and Muslims can show mutual respect by reflecting on each other’s views of these events. Ultimately we would expect to find that these stories can be a bridge for encouraging better understanding between us.

Is there, perhaps, a connection between Abraham’s sacrifice and the birth of the Messiah?

The Messiah’s birth
The Bible and the Qur’an affirm that God gave Mary’s baby a special name – Jesus Christ (Al Masihu Isa in Arabic). Two respected Muslim scholars acknowledge, explicitly or implicitly, that this name means “God is salvation” in keeping with Isaiah’s prophecy. As it is written, God’s servant the Messiah “will bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.” (Isaiah 49:6)