Abraham lived in modern-day Iraq.[1] He is a prophet of God who was told to sacrifice his son, Isaac, but sacrificed a sheep instead. Muslims make an annual pilgrimage to Mecca to honor the sacrifices Abraham and his concubine, Hajar, made.[2]

Iraq was once known as Mesopotamia, a Greek term for "land between rivers". The term reflected its position within the Tigris–Euphrates river system.

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