Even though I am a non-muslim (Orthodox Hindu Brahmin), I am a rational person. I don't stick to my religion, but I study all religions and love all philosophies. It is by that I read the Qur'an and Hadith. I liked it, but though for some points I couldn't get any proper explanation. Ipso facto, I am stating one of the points ad seriatim:
I know one festival by name "Bakrid" (Eid-Al-Adha). I have read about the history of the festival and liked the sincerity of Prophet Abraham (PBUH) towards the words of God. As per the history, God once wanted to test the faith of Abraham (PBUH) and God came in the dream asking Abraham (PBUH) to sacrifice his own son for him. Abraham (PBUH) being a great prophet and a staunch believer in God, went to his son and told him the same, and his son also agreed the will of God. When Abraham (PBUH) was going to kill his son, God replaced his son by some ram.
It makes much sense to me since Abraham (PBUH) had much love towards the God and was ready to sacrifice his own son for the God; there is no problem that God replaced the son by a ram.
Question: Why do other Muslim brothers slaughter animals remembering the sacrifice of Abraham (PBUH)?
Sacrificing animals is not a test of human sacrifice. If one sacrifices his own hand for God then it's a true sacrifice, but how can sacrificing an animal be considered at the same level as the sacrifice of a man? (The animal is sacrificing its life there.)
I have been having very long debates about vegetarianism and other things but I didn't receive a satisfactory answer.
After some brother answers this question, I would be interested in an answer to this question too.
Question: If God created animals for eating, why would he create them with the ability to feel pain? He could have removed that stimuli from animals and then make them just only for eating.
It contradicts to some extent that God didn't create animals for eating and we humans are having the domination over animals.