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Ishmael was the illegitimate son of the prophet Abraham by his wife's maidservant. He is held by Muslims to have been the sacrifice offered to YHWH by Abraham, and also to have been the direct ancestor of the prophet Mohammed. Jews and Christians believe that it was Isaac who Abraham tried to sacrifice. As evidence for the patriarchs is minimal at best, who can tell which way it supposedly happened? If, indeed, it happened at all.