For westerners, especially Americans, the problem always comes around to the ritual slaughter of an animal. It is a practice that is wrongly vilified as barbaric by people who fail to realize its significance.
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Time and again, Abraham is asked to sacrifice like no normal person is, or could be. He is asked to abandon, or take the life of his child, and God in each case intervenes. God saves. God guides.
Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, will likely fall on Nov. 6, 2011 in the United States. One of two feast festivals celebrated by Muslims, Eid a...
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