At the end of the annualpilgrimage, Muslims celebrate the “Festival of Sacrifice.” Itincludes a ritual sacrifice of a sheep, camel, or goat, to honor thewillingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’scommand.
“Listen carefully, my child, to your master's precepts, and incline the ear of your heart. Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father's advice, that by the labor of obedience you may return to Him from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience.”
–St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict