The story of Eid al-Adha In the Qur’an, the Prophet Ibrahim had a series of dreams and was instructed to sacrifice his beloved son Ismail. Being deeply disturbed he confers with his son Prophet Ismail in which he comforts his father and says-
“Oh my father,” Ismail (as) told Ibrahim (as), “Do that which you have been commanded, Insha’Allah you shall find me among the patient ones.” (37:102)
On the day as Prophet Ibrahim could not bear the sight of the sacrifice he wore a blindfold to carry out the slaughter. Allah stops him and instead sends the angel Jibril to replace him with a ram. When Prophet Ibrahim removed his blindfold, he saw that by the divine grace of Allah, Prophet Ismail was safe beside him, and a ram lay in the place of his son!
The Prophet ﷺ said, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (as). For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah (swt).”