In traditions across the world, the spirit of sacrifice has been regarded as one of the highest human values. Among those who excelled in this quality were the prophets, rishis and seers. From these noble souls was Prophet Ibrahim, may peace be upon him. He was born in Babylon (now Iraq) in an affluent family and his father was a priest. But Ibrahim was different. He realized at a young age the futility of the ways of his people, the irrationality of their beliefs and the ruling class’s utter disregard for justice.