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God stops Abraham from killing his son and a ram is slaughtered in his place.
When Ishmael grew up, he and his father built the Kaba, the square black structure around which millions of Muslims circumambulate during the annual Hajj. Mecca is off limits to non-Muslims.
You may well be familiar with this story as it is also represented in the Bible - though in the Old Testament, Sarah finally has a son Isaac and it is he that Abraham is asked to sacrifice.
There are many stories from the Old Testament that are shared between the three 'People's of the Book'. However, the Old Testament is not one of Islam's sacred texts. They believe that when God handed down the Bible to the prophets it was a pure sacred text. Later Jews and Christians corrupted it and so it is now considered 'damaged goods'.