Muslims, Jews, and Christians Celebrate Prophet Abraham at Eid al-Adha

February 23, 2002

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On February 23, 2002, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that "about 2,500 Milwaukee-area Muslims gathered Friday to celebrate one of Islam's holiest days and to learn from a prophet who is a central figure in the world's three great monotheistic religions -- the prophet Abraham... The spelling of his name varies from one religious tradition to another. So do details of his life. What remains rock solid in Islam, Judaism and Christianity is his greatness... And in Islam, that was illustrated by the event that unfolded on Friday as Muslims of many cultures assembled inside the Milwaukee County Sports Complex in Franklin to mark the Eid al-Adha with prayer and greetings... The broader importance of Abraham was underscored earlier in the week when about 200 Muslims, Jews and Christians gathered at the Islamic Center [in Milwaukee] for an interfaith program titled 'Celebrating the Life of Prophet Abraham.' Speakers from three religious traditions made presentations."