This week millions of people around the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha. It’s a holiday that commemorates the story in the Quran where Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his son Ismail before God provided a ram to be sacrificed instead. It also coincides with Hajj. **(See note at the end of the post.)**
I happened to be in Morocco during Eid last year and had the immense pleasure of taking part in the celebrations there. I had previously only heard about Eid al-Fitr, which comes at the end of Ramadan, so I was excited to learn about something that was new to me.