Islamic group 877 Why Islam is organizing a cultural event, “In the Footsteps of Abraham (peace be upon him),” 5 p.m. Dec 9 at its center at 1320 Hamilton St., Somerset section.

Abraham, the father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is respected by all faiths and a role model for all of humanity, organizers said. In honor of his obedience to God, the event will mark the Muslim celebration of Eid-ul Adha, the festival of the sacrifice. Eid-ul Adha also marks the time of year when Muslims make the pilgrimage to Mecca or Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam. Hajj and Eid-ul Adha are both a re-enactment of the tradition of Abraham, who was willing to sacrifice his son, Ismael, in obedience to God.
The event will look at the life of Abraham in a way that will have interest and benefit for people of all faith, organizers said. The free dinner and discussion while providing an opportunity for people of various faiths and backgrounds to interact.

"Since the monotheistic religions have a lot of similarities with each
other, this event has been designed to provide a forum to build bridges
between different communities," organizers said.

877 Why Islam is a division of the Islamic Circle of North America, one
of the country's largest, independent, grassroots non-profit Muslim
organizations. The group is dedicated to the dissemination of correct
information on Islam and Muslims.

For more info about "In the Footsteps of Abraham," call (877) WHY-ISLAM
or e-mail For more information about the
organization, visit


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