These are the two hills which the
mother of Ishmael ran between and stood upon while searching
for provisions and water. In Hajj, people walk and run between
these two hill in adherence to the teaching of the Prophet .
These are the places that Satan
approached Abraham when he left his wife and son in Makkah,
in order to make him hesitate from acting upon Allah’s orders.
He took a few stones and pelted Satan. During Hajj, Muslims
throw stones at these pillars, in adherence to the Sunnah
of their father, Abraham. They proclaim Satan an open
enemy who must be resisted. This is done by resisting
the satanic desires and obeying the commands of
Allah and abstaining from the prohibitions.
Muslims have two annual religious holidays. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated
at the end of the Month of Ramadan, and it signifies the end of
the Fasting season. The second Eid festival is called Eid al-Adha,
because Muslims seek nearness to Allah by slaughtering sacrificial
animals in adherence to the example of our father Ibraheem. He
saw in a dream that he was sacrificing his son Ishmael, and the
dreams of the Prophets are true. When he was about to sacrifice
his son, Allah said:
So We gave him good tidings of a forbearing boy. And when he reached with him [the age of] exertion, he said, ‘O my son, indeed
I have seen in a dream that I [must] sacrifice you, so what
do you think.’ He said, ‘O my father, do as you are commanded.
You will find me, if Allah wills, of the steadfast.’ And when they
had both submitted and he put Ishmael down upon his forehead.
We called to Abraham, ‘O Abraham you have fulfilled the
vision.’ Indeed We thus reward the doers of good