I know there is mention of the incident in the Quran where Ibrahim has a dream in which Allah commands him to sacrifice his son, Ismail, as a sign of obedience to God.
But I wanted to understand/know if there is any mention of the celebration of Eid-Al-Adha in the Quran to commemorate this incident by Muslim followers all around the world every year.
Just want to make it clear that I am not talking about the mentioning of the permission to eat halal animals in the Quran which Allah has made permissible for us but I want to know the mentioning of the ruling to sacrifice halal animals on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha in Quran.

Thank you in advance!

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There is mention of the sacrifice on Hajj and Eid al-Adha is essentially a cognate of the same. Refer to verses like 2:196, 5:2, 22:28, 22:34 ,22:36 and there are also more general verses on sacrifice like 6:162 and 108:2 which are sometimes interpreted to mean the one on Eid al-Adha. Also Abraham عليه السلام sacrificed an animal as that is what ذبح means in 37:107 and we have been commanded to follow his example 16:123.

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