According to Islam, Abraham was thrown from the adjacent hill into a burning fire. God decided to save Abraham by turning the fire into water and the burning coals into fish.
The result is a lake with the most pampered fish you could ever meet. I had nightmares about these carp. You are given food to feed them and, even though it was Ramadan, they devoured everything in seconds. Then the really alarming thing is that they follow you as you walk along the pool. Hundreds of them. I was even checking the hallway in my hotel in case a shoal of ravenous carp was heading in my direction.
Joking aside, Abraham was the beginning point for the three major religions of the world and to see his "birthplace" gives even more credence to the claims that this area is the cradle of civilization.
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