We are fast approaching the time when millions of animals would be ritually slaughtered by Muslims. Is this sanctioned by the Quran?
This religious rite stems from the erroneous belief that Abraham was commanded by God to sacrifice his son, but at the last moment God sent a sheep to be killed in his place. This, it is said, was only a test, and as a mark of remembrance of this event everyone should sacrifice a sheep at God’s altar in order to appease Him.
‘Worship’ in English has a wide variety of connotations including servitude, devotion and attachment. I believe these meanings are contained in the Quranic concept rather than rituals.
The Qur’an contains profound scripture and offers readers who seek spiritual guidance, even without committing to the religion of Islam, tremendous insights. However, believers who are fixated on Islamic traditions often end up enslaved by the Islamic Ponzi scheme.