Also mention in the Book (the story of) Isma’il: He was (strictly) true to what he promised, and he was a messenger (and) a prophet.
Isma’il was Dhabih Allah i.e., the chosen
sacrifice for Allah in Muslim tradition.
When Abraham told him of the sacrifice, he voluntarily
offered himself for it, and never flinched from his
promise, until the sacrifice was redeemed by the
substitution of a ram under Allah’s commands.
He was the fountain-head of the Arabian Ummah, and in
his posterity came the Prophet of Allah. The Ummah and
the Book of Islam reflect back the prophethood on
Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 19 verse 54). Microsoft Word – 019 Maryam.doc (quran4u.com)