Dr. Younus Y. Mirza is a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University. His research focuses on the relationship between the Bible and the Qur’an and the "Stories of the Prophets" literature. He is a co-author of the book The Bible and the Qur’an: Biblical Figures in the Islamic Tradition and has published in various journals such as the Journal of the American Academy of Religion(JAAR), the Journal of Qur’anic Studies (JQS) and Islam Christian-Muslim Relations. He regularly teaches tafsir at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center.
Eid al-Adha is not only about Qurbani, but faith, family and sacrifice. By reading the narrative of Ibrahim and his son intertextually, we can better appreciate how the Qur’an views “sacrifice” and understand the larger lessons that the scripture conveys.