Two Sides to One Story Essay
This is stating God’s assurance of Ishmael for being sent out of the house, Ishmael was again the product of sin-the handmaid, the sin not being the handmaid but going against what God asking you to do and committing adultery-otherwise known as the maid. Here it is clearly stating that God’s intention of multiplying the people of Abraham not through Ishmael but Isaac. This also implies that Ishmael will also create a nation because he is a son of Abraham, and soon that nation would be the Arab people.
The Quran states that the son to be sacrificed was named Ishmael indirectly; through context one may get the idea of the Quran referencing to the sacrificed son as an only son, in other versions the first born son. To say the only son is incorrect as saying the only son infers to someone only having one son, but Abraham had two (The Sacrifice Of Abraham). Also, the Quran states of the son good news of Isaac and the forebearing of Ishmael; “101. So We gave him the good news of a forbearing son. 102. Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said: "O my son! I